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    We are so excited to welcome the endlessly inspiring @malene.barnett to our new #postedportrait series. Eloquent story telling combined with fine technical skill, the work of Malene Barnett has inspired us for decades and spanned sculptural ceramics, mixed media paintings and handwoven rugs.

    Malene continues to evolve her craft and share her African heritage with a global audience, uncovering a deeper language of her legacy and an authentic understanding of her craft. Malene is also the founder of Black Artists+Designers Guild (@badguild) which works to combat the lack of representation of Black talent and culture in the design industry. The #postedportrait series is the result of decades of design interviews.

    Our editors have compiled the questions that for them most reveal the person behind the work and we put them to our favourite industry leaders. Over time, this series aims to discover the unique story behind each creative but also the common principles that are shared across the global design industry.

    Photographer credit: @alaricphoto