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UnderRepresented Podcast

UnderRepresented Podcast

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Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard bring you a weekly Design and Culture podcast talking about the world of Design from the Black perspective while exploring and sharing stories of their professional careers. Learn something new, or send in questions to ask advice. Tune in for interesting insights and interact with them, as well as special guests on the topics that interest you.
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#21 - Getting connected to the Startup Scene (feat. Shelisa Demuth)

UnderRepresented PodcastSep 12, 2022

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#21 - Getting connected to the Startup Scene (feat. Shelisa Demuth)

#21 - Getting connected to the Startup Scene (feat. Shelisa Demuth)

On this episode, Cornel Beard and Alvan Washington are joined by BETA Executive Director Shelisa Demuth to talk about Twin Cities Startup Week, her journey as a startup founder, being dedicated to help bring more BIPOC representation in the Startup scene, and more.

Sep 12, 202243:59
#20 - Leading with Good Taste

#20 - Leading with Good Taste

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan, Cornel Beard, Sabrina Peitz and Alvan Washington discuss what they've been working on during the break, portfolio building for hiring, developing good taste, the impact they want to make for others in the creative space and more.

Aug 17, 202241:56
Junior Design Connect Series: Creating Innovation through Diversity

Junior Design Connect Series: Creating Innovation through Diversity

On this episode, Cornel Beard and Sabrina Peitz are joined by UW - Stout Design Professor Nagesh Shinde to talk about his journey in America as an immigrant design professional, the road to a career in education, building innovation through diversity and more.

Apr 20, 202201:13:07
Junior Design Connect Series: We Need Your Perspective

Junior Design Connect Series: We Need Your Perspective

On this Episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard are joined by Designer/Multidisciplinary Artist Sabrina Peitz to discuss the value of your unique perspective, what type of work is going to get you hired, how to leverage your network, and more.

Apr 05, 202243:59
Junior Design Connect Series: Making New Paths

Junior Design Connect Series: Making New Paths

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss the future UnderRepresented going forward, the need to create opportunities and access for others, how to build with the people around you, and more.

Mar 29, 202236:07
NFT Series: Web3 Alpha Talk (feat Cec.Sol)
Feb 08, 202201:14:48
NFT Series: The rise of NFTs and where we can take things next (feat. Nael)
Dec 30, 202101:10:04
NFT Series: What the real value of NFTs are and the communities being built along the way.
Dec 16, 202101:01:09
#19 - Finding Your Spot (feat. DJ Blasé)

#19 - Finding Your Spot (feat. DJ Blasé)

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard are joined by guest DJ Blasé to talk about how to start a new career, how to create and build your personal brand, and more.

Oct 07, 202140:13
#18 - Back to School: How to Succeed in Design School

#18 - Back to School: How to Succeed in Design School

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss their experiences with design school, give some suggestions on how to succeed in school, setting yourself up for the job you want after graduating and more

Sep 24, 202147:30
#17 - Betting on Yourself (feat. Hosie Thurmond and Ariyon Kelly)

#17 - Betting on Yourself (feat. Hosie Thurmond and Ariyon Kelly)

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard sit down with the production mastermind Hosie Thurmond and his assistant Ariyon Kelly of Supply Mpls. Hosie talks about his journey in the apparel production business and his entrepreneurial mindset. Ari discusses her role at Supply as well as her side endeavors as a sneaker customizer and artist and more.

Apr 08, 202152:16
#16 - The Come Up

#16 - The Come Up

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss Cornel's new job, deciding when it's time to make a change, how to go jump into a new situation with confidence, and more.

Jan 27, 202147:37
#15 - Take Back What's Yours

#15 - Take Back What's Yours

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss Artist Ownership, recognizing the worth of your art, how to think about the value of your art past submission, getting compensated fairly, educating your current or potential clients on the value of your artistry, and more. 

Dec 03, 202048:50
#14 - Free Game (feat. Travon Sellers)

#14 - Free Game (feat. Travon Sellers)

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Bear are joined by guest Travon Sellers (Digital Brand Strategist) to talk about Freelance tips like understanding your value, marketing yourself, how to scale and grow as a freelancer and more.

Oct 27, 202043:00
#13 - AIGA MN Design Camp Review (feat. Sabrina Peitz)

#13 - AIGA MN Design Camp Review (feat. Sabrina Peitz)

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss AIGA MN Design Camp 2020, Cornel's experience as the MC, best takeaways from keynote presentations, addressing diversity at Design Camp going forward and more

Oct 14, 202046:24
#12 - Tell Her To Leave (feat. Precious Wallace and Maryan Garane)

#12 - Tell Her To Leave (feat. Precious Wallace and Maryan Garane)

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard are joined by guests Precious Wallace and Maryan Garane to talk about finding your career path, black women leading the way in their industry, building support systems, and more.

Sep 08, 202001:29:39
# 11 - Conscious Contribution (Season 2 Preview)

# 11 - Conscious Contribution (Season 2 Preview)

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss how life has been during the recent Minneapolis uprising and protests, calling out performative activism, sharing different ways to effectively support the black community and black culture, how illustration has been helpful in telling black stories and more.

Jun 29, 202038:45
#10 - Art & Justice

#10 - Art & Justice

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss the recent development in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, how to discuss issues of injustice in the workplace, using art as a way of expression to address social issues,  and more.

May 12, 202046:32
#9 - The Black Filter

#9 - The Black Filter

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss filtering your thoughts and behaviors as a black person in the work space, how being the underrepresented representation in spaces can hold you back from wanting to be yourself, and more. 

May 04, 202047:46
#8 - Good Credit

#8 - Good Credit

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss the difficulty of receiving proper credit, when to defend your contributions, the nuances of taking inspiration from others, and more.

Apr 27, 202047:45
#7 - Let's Collab

#7 - Let's Collab

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard discuss the benefits and challenges of collaborating with others, how creatives can help each other out during isolation and more.

Apr 13, 202043:36
#6 - #StayCreative

#6 - #StayCreative

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about how they are staying creative during quarantine, reaching the point of over-connection with others, making a creative pivot, the growing use of social media activity and more.

Apr 06, 202042:22
#5 - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

#5 - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about when do you know it's time to leave a job, negotiating your terms, being open to other working opportunities and more.

Mar 31, 202040:16
#4 - Quarantine Connection

#4 - Quarantine Connection

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about how they are staying connected with others, what it's like Working from Home, and what they are learning about themselves during this time of quarantine. Enjoy !


Music we are listening to:

Calvin - Jeezy (artist)

Cornel - The Whispers (artist)

Mar 23, 202044:21
#3 - The Impact of Design

#3 - The Impact of Design

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about the impact they have as designers, brand values, and tips for working at home.

Music we're listening to:

Calvin - Good Kid Maad City (album) - Kendrick Lamar

Cornel - Chicago Freestyle - Drake

Alvan - Geography (album) - Tom Misch

Mar 16, 202043:27
#2 - Imposter Syndrome (feat. Maryan Garane)

#2 - Imposter Syndrome (feat. Maryan Garane)

On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard are joined by UX design strategist and content creator Maryan Garane to talk about dealing with Imposter Syndrome, doubts we have about ourselves within the workspace, understanding the intersections of being a Black Muslim Woman, thinking about your identity, living up to high expectations and more.

Mar 09, 202045:44
#1 - Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves

#1 - Allow Us to Reintroduce Ourselves

Welcome to Episode One ! On this episode, Calvin Buchanan and Cornel Beard talk about: how this podcast became to be, what it means to be Black in the Design and workspace, their personal journey to becoming designers themselves, what else to expect in future episodes and more.

Mar 01, 202027:49