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Mar 10, 2017

Dimeji Onafuwa gets restless often. A native of Nigeria, he has lived in New York City, West Virginia, North Carolina and now splits his time between Pittsburgh and Portland, Oregon. He considers himself a painter at heart but has also pursued, advertising, entrepreneurship and is currently on a path in the design spectrum where he is finishing up his PhD in Social Design from Carnegie Mellon University with a concentration towards designing for sustainable futures for the commons.

Recorded just after the Presidential election, Dimeji brings the perspectives of both the African and the American experiences to draw from in how he is carving a path forward for himself and his remarkable family.

Dimeji believes design is a great leveler and is akin to gardening in that it needs constant tending. He believes “human-centered design” might be better off being called “other-centered design”, that advertising is a necessary evil, that a better word for empathy might be “responsibility” and he gives us the single best answer we’ve had so far as to whom he would sit down to dinner with for a meal and conversation.

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