CONTENT MARKETING, FOG CREEK SOFTWARE, NEW YORK CITY NY
Maurice has recently joined Fog Creek Software in content marketing after several years as principal and creative director at Lunch, a multidisciplinary studio in Atlanta where he developed a reputation for building strong creative brands and for fostering relationships with underrepresented communities. Maurice is also a pioneering digital creator, well-known for the Black Weblog Awards, the Web’s longest running event celebrating Black bloggers, video bloggers, and podcasters. Other projects include his award winning design podcast Revision Path, 28 Days of the Web, and The Year of Tea.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Selma AL and I currently live in Atlanta GA
DID YOU GO TO DESIGN SCHOOL?
I did not go to design school. I graduated from an HBCU — Morehouse College — with a degree in Mathematics.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Yes! I sing, and I also play trombone, baritone, and euphonium
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
None of them, honestly
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Hank Willis Thomas
Anything that deals with STEAM education for children
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
These days, it’s playing video games. It’s a great diversion from current events.
COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
DOES PRINT HAVE A ROLE IN YOUR DESIGNS?
Not especially – most of my work has been multimedia (web and audio), but I have done some print pieces from time to time.
I’m inspired by everyone I have talked with on my design podcast Revision Path.
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
My greatest strength is my work ethic and my analytical nature.
ADVICE TO A YOUNG DESIGNER JUST STARTING OUT?
Work hard to establish your personal brand and design language. At the end of the day, no matter if you work for yourself or for a company, it will be what sustains you as a designer.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A writer or a professional musician
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Fortune favors the bold