Graphic designers in Washington have been an integral part of Washington’s growth and the vibrancy of the capital for decades.
But now, the landscape is changing.
With a population growing faster than the national average and new tech startups popping up every day, it’s no longer possible to simply design for the metro area’s booming tech scene.
That has spurred a new breed of designers to create innovative designs that are accessible to the rest of the world, and that serve a more local market.
“It’s not about the city.
It’s about the person who is living here, who is looking to make a difference in the community,” said Janie Dorn, a graphic designer in Washington who specializes in black and white designs.
Dorn is one of many designers who have opened their designs to the world and are thriving in the Washington area.
In fact, Dorn said she now works for the city of Washington and is the most active designer in the area.
The work of these designers can be seen on many of the city’s major websites, and they’re finding a loyal following online.
For example, Dorson’s black and yellow designs are everywhere.
She started her career as a designer at the University of Virginia and has since worked for numerous major corporations.
For the last decade, Dorans work has been featured in major publications and websites, including Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.
She’s also worked for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dorn is a founding member of the Washington Design Council, which provides training and resources for the local design community.
“The people that work for the [designers] are really kind of amazing, they’re the kind of people that are really into the craft of graphic design and want to do something different,” Dorn told The Washington Post.
“There’s a lot of black and color work out there.
I just wanted to show that that’s what they’re into.”
Dorn’s work is designed to look more like traditional design than the bland white and gray palette of most modern websites.
But the look is just as accessible to people of color.
“Black is really the best palette to show how black people can be,” she said.
“A lot of times, people are kind of confused and don’t know what to do with it.”
Dorans designs have a simple message.
“I want people to see that black is a beautiful color, it can stand up to the harsh glare of the sun, it has a calming effect,” she explained.
“They don’t want a white version, they want a shade of brown, it’ll make them feel like they can just go outside and breathe.
Black can be the palette to make people feel like that.”
Doran’s work has become an online sensation, with people sharing her designs across the web and on social media sites.
And with so many new designers entering the market each day, the work of this small group of designers has been gaining in popularity.
“If you’ve seen some of my work, you’ll see that the more black people that come out, the more of a trend I see,” Dorsan said.
While many people who design for themselves are attracted to black, Dorns work has a message for those who don’t.
“I want to show you that you can be an amazing black person, you can also be a great black person.
It doesn’t matter what color you are,” she added.
Doran has noticed that people from a variety of backgrounds are now sharing her work online, and she said she hopes the designs can help change attitudes toward diversity.
“This is not something that people are saying.
They’re just saying it,” she told The Post.
Dorns is not the only one taking on the challenge.
In recent years, Dorentine, who lives in New Jersey, has been a pioneer in the black and black and brown design community by designing for the likes of the Gap, American Apparel and Abercrombie & Fitch.
She recently opened her own online boutique, Dorede.com, which specializes in design for women of color, and her latest project is a black and red version of her design for Gap.
Dorentines work is still limited to just a few months of runway, but she hopes to expand into a full-service graphic design boutique.
Dores work has earned her the ire of other designers who view her work as “black art,” she recalled.
But for Dorendine, the beauty of her work lies in her simplicity.
“All I care about is the simple things.
I like the simplicity of the black,” she shared.”
People are not going to look at me as a black designer.
I’m not a black person.”
In a recent interview with The Post, Dores co-founder and chief designer for Doredes retail store, Jennifer Williams, explained that her work is intended to bring a “new