N’Deye Diakhate is an intuitive design collaborator who loves working with fellow artists and organizations on ways we can move towards our collective liberation. They’ve been elbow-deep in InDesign commands since 2006, and use typography, pattern making, and publications to discuss narratives surrounding black identity, queerness, and mental health. N’Deye is a graphic and social designer, facilitator, and design researcher who can be found laughing too loudly throughout Baltimore.

N’Deye Diakhate is an intuitive design collaborator who loves working with fellow artists and organizations on ways we can move towards our collective liberation. They’ve been elbow-deep in InDesign commands since 2006, and use typography, pattern making, and publications to discuss narratives surrounding black identity, queerness, and mental health. N’Deye is a graphic and social designer, facilitator, and design researcher who can be found laughing too loudly throughout Baltimore.

N’Deye Diakhate

I ask clients about their truest selves and match the visual tools we build to the sound of their voice. I design from my right under my diaphragm - that “sweet spot”. The intuition is a muscle that I work on constantly, and I study it’s connection to design. 

People like working with me as a social design partner, co-facilitator, design researcher, cultural organizer, and graphic designer, not because I have the cleanest work or know the latest apps, but because I tell a truth they didn’t know was there. I touch people’s inner knowing, their authenticity, and work with it until I get an enthusiastic yes. I learned a lot in art school, but it didn’t teach me that. Life taught me that. Making mistakes taught me that. Listening in-between the words taught me that. And I’m still learning.