(Originally aired August 25th on LinkedIn Live.)

On the show today, we’re featuring a conversation between Ayzenberg’s Matt Bretz and co-founder and CCO of Pastilla Inc., Rudy Manning.

Rudy and Matt discuss BIPOC representation in the field of graphic design as well as Rudy’s path to commercial design. Rudy also discusses how his passion for design was sparked while in adolescence and explains his various initiatives, namely with Price School, to foster design awareness at an early age among black youth. Matt and Rudy then discuss how to make a difference in the local community of Pasadena by taking swift action, including a pledge to reconvene in six months to check on progress.

About Listen In: Each week on Listen In, Bretz and a rotating cast of hosts from Ayzenberg interview experts in the field of marketing and advertising to explore uncharted territory together. The goal is to provide the a.network audience with actionable insights, enabling them to excel in their field.