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  • August 5 - August 12, 2020
This event is free

Sharpen your skills and expand your thinking by engaging in our weekly virtual design challenge

THINKERCYZE is a weekly virtual design challenge from some of our favorite designers that anyone can do – brought to you weekly this summer by the Seattle Design Festival Committee with support by Microsoft. Every challenge has been crafted for all ages & technical abilities; you don’t need to be a designer to THINKERCYZE – just willing to think like one. The gallery of submissions for the week, along with new challenges, will be released every Wednesday morning July 8 – August 26.

This week’s challenge – What does it mean to be an Ally?
with Black Designers at Microsoft


For this week’s THINKERCYZE the Black Designers at Microsoft would like to assist a hand in what it means to be an ally. Our desire is that you learn a bit more about yourself and your flavor of allyship. By the end of this challenge you’ll be using the context that you’ve learned to create some artwork that you can further display via Social Media, home and other places.

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Black Designers at Microsoft logo and headshots

About Black Designers at Microsoft:

We’re a group of Designers (emphasis on the greater discipline of Design that includes Content Design, Research, Producers, Data Science, Motion, Audio, Front-End Development, Illustration and Industrial Design) that see the importance of our voice and influence within the creative space of our company. As an employee resource group, it’s our goal to provide opportunities for showcasing our talents, bring our whole self to work, hacks/challenges, community engagement, and professional growth. We believe that our Words + Actions + Culture = Impact. Pictured above, left to right: Zoë Chinonso Ene, Terell Cobb, and Cherian Porter. Not pictured: Emani Hill.