Umber is an independent publishing house based in Oakland, CA. We leverage the power of print to build community among our readers and the culture of creatives they belong to. Our publications stimulate the curious, strengthen the imaginative and nurture the passionate. We paint people of color with the full palette of their experiences, allowing their brilliance to expand and redefine what it means to be Black and Brown.

Photography: Kevin Allen

Our print publications:

  • UMBER Graphic Journal, our flagship themed-publication highlighting people of color from around the globe
  • BBP Digest, a visual tactile mixtape and sister publication to our UMBER graphic journal 
  • Tone, a new forward-thinking Black men’s lifestyle magazine
  • Slumber, a new exploration of sexual expression from the Black and Brown perspective

Visit our store here.

Role: Founder, editor-in-chief, creative director, visual designer and illustrator