Hello friends, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to enjoy this the last full week in February, which also marks the last full week of Black History Month.
I can’t believe that we are heading into March with spring right about the corner, where did the winter go? But to be honest, I am looking forward to the warmer weather here is Delaware which is most definitely welcomed by many.
Today I am celebrating Black Excellence Graphic Designer Roshanda Glenn, owner of Twenty and Two Designs who I recently became aware of via Instagram when I was chosen a winner of a Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority designed coffee mug!
Roshanda is special education teacher by day and a self-taught, who admits that she is still learning; Graphic Design Artist by night; and is also a very, very (very) proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated!
Roshanda began her graphic design work in 2015, in the awareness world where (almost inadvertently) she took up the cause of designing awareness art for friends and loved ones who were battling various illnesses such as Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s, HIV & AIDS and Lupus. She wanted to create clothing to honor her loved ones and decided, almost on a whim, to design and create the clothing herself.
Though the subject matter was quite somber and, at times, grave; it was in designing for these various causes that she stumbled upon one of her greatest passions: graphic arts & design. Not only did she find that the process of designing and creating art was an amazingly therapeutic one; witnessing the joy that a well completed design brought to another was a deliciously satisfying experience.
Now, with the creation of Twenty&Two Designs, a store created exclusively for SGRhos by an SGRho, she is now able to offer her budding graphic designs skills to her SoRhors. She is both excited and unnerved. Nonetheless, in preparation for the journey ahead she has broken out the graphic design books (and the social media books and the photography books and the videography books…) and has dedicated herself fully to producing great art for her Sorors.
It is her sincere hope that you come to love the art that I create for you as much as I have thoroughly loved creating it.
You can connect with Roshanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to enter for a CHANCE TO WIN Bookmarks and Calendar created by African American Artist Francine Bankston-Cummings.