Leadership Team

Kendall “Boo Boo” Howse Marketing Design Lead at CoreOS

Kendall “Boo Boo” Howse
Marketing Design Lead at CoreOS

Muinat Kemi Amin Communications Director at UCSF

Muinat Kemi Amin
Communications Director at UCSF

Mathew Barnes Creative Director at Singular

Mathew Barnes
Creative Director at Singular

Zari Matthews Manager of Community Relations at Storj Labs

Zari Matthews
Manager of Community Relations at Storj Labs

As of June 2019, Bay Area Black Designers is run and organized by a Leadership Committee consisting of longterm dedicated members who are living examples of our mission in action. They are seasoned designers who have all led meetups for BABD and helped to strengthen our network with partner companies. They are wonderful examples of BABD’s intention to be a safe and supportive space where Black designers can learn, grow, and thrive.


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Founder & Director Emeritus

Kat Vellos

After four years of organizing and leading Bay Area Black Designers monthly events and building a robust network of partnering tech companies, Kat decided to step down as the main organizer for BABD in June 2019 so she could focus on other exciting projects. She is excited to explore her new role as a BABD member and occasional advisor.