Terresa Moses

Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt, LLC

Terresa is the Creative Director at Blackbird Revolt (blackbirdrevolt.com), a design studio which uses art and design to create conscious messaging and works with a number of organizations that are affecting social change. She is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and first Black professor in her area at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Department of Art & Design.

Her design research interests include; Project Naptural (projectnaptural.com), which creates spaces to educate, connect, and empower Black women about their natural hair and self-identity, and Racism Untaught (racismuntaught.com), a curriculum model that reveals ‘racialized’ design and helps students create anti-racist concepts through the design research process. She is a community advocate and activist particularly around issues of race, queerness, and abolition. She serves on the executive board of the Duluth NAACP (duluthnaacp.org) as the 2nd Vice President, founding advisor for the UMD Chapter, and Chair of the Young Adult Committee. She also serves as a board member of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc. (claytonjacksonmcghie.org), helping to lead their 2020 Commemoration Events. Lastly, she helps effect positive change in the design industry as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Minnesota (aigaminnesota.org), the national organization for design.

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August 1, 2019

Workshop – Racism Untaught: Revealing & Unlearning ‘Racialized’ Design
3rd Floor

In this workshop, each group of participants will analyze an example of 'racialized' design in one of the three different identifiers; artifacts, systems, and experiences. Each group is invited to then participate in a design sprint by utilizing the Racism Untaught (racismuntaught.com / @racsimuntaught) tool kit in order to contextualize, define, ideate, prototype, and measure the impact of an anti-racist design approach.

August 2, 2019

Blackness & Socially Conscious Design
Main Stage

In this talk, participants will hear how my experiences as a Black queer woman has influenced my passion and dedication to activism through art and design. I will discuss how a continued lack of representation in a system that perpetuates White supremacy has influenced my work towards racial equity and empowerment through my work at Blackbird Revolt (blackbirdrevolt.com / @blackbirdrevolt) and Project Naptural (projectnaptural.com / @projectnaptural).