Pierre Bowins is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University School of Art. His twenty-plus years in the field of design have provided him with a broad view to prepare students for the future of emerging trends in Art and Design’s contemporary practice. His design and teaching methods utilize research-based theories to assist in the discovery of personal, cultural, and historical identities while implementing design ideas within analog and digital media. A lifelong maker, educator, and design historian. His research focuses on exploring the Black American diaspora omitted from the history of graphic design and investigating the imbalances that exist within design history. Bowins is a vocal advocate for rediscovering the contributions of Black American designers. He has built and continues to build a collection of archival works from notable Black designers of the past and has exhibited this collection at various educational institutions. Bowins holds a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art.