September 08, 2003

He Ain't No Design Diva

Long-time crush Steven G. Fullwood, writer and critic, profiles the extraordinary web design god (and my font of all things Macintosh!) Donald Agarrat. Donald is finishing up a sure to be fantastic design of my new business project.

The profile is wide-ranging and interesting. Here's his response to Steven's question about his start in web design:

In 1996, I was living in Fort Greene. Angel Williams and Rebecca Walker were running Kokobar (now defunct but still the only cyber-cafe I've known to be Black-owned and operated). I've been using computers since I was about 12 and I've been an amateur photographer since high school, so when Angel approached me about trying my hand at building their site, it gave me a chance to pull those and many other interests together into one cohesive media experience. Also, I didn't know too many Black people with cool websites, so I took that as a challenge. There was so much synergy around Black people getting online - New York Online was really popular at the time. Guess it all had to end some time ...

Go read the entire post.

Posted by ronn at September 8, 2003 10:04 PM

I actually read this post as soon as i got wind of it. Quiet as kept, Donald is on my "to-meet-and-enchant" list, as well as Lynne. Shhh.... Posted by: nOva on September 9, 2003 12:44 AM
LOL Well Donald is super cool. I need to thank him in a special way for listening to my ramblings about my sites and for just being a good ear on bad days. Now Miss Lynne? Mami got it going on! Can't believe I've yet to meet her and we live in the same borough. Soon. Real soon. Posted by: ronn on September 9, 2003 01:12 AM
Yes, I might be swoopin' down on Brooklyn very soon for another 667 moment, so both of y'all better take your vitamins! *LOL!* And thank you, all y'all, for such warm sentiments. I'm not even going to act like I don't need them, because I do - every single one. Thanks for that little piece of your heart. Posted by: Donald on September 9, 2003 10:36 AM
*looks for dusty Geritol bottle* Posted by: ronn on September 9, 2003 10:47 PM