Globally amplifying creative perspectives that matter.

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

Founded in 2017, Umber is an independent publishing house based in Oakland, CA. Umber highlights Black people, Indigenous people, Latinx and people of color around the world with the full palette of their experiences, allowing their brilliance to expand and redefine what it means to be Black and Brown.

Through the power of print, Umber takes its readers on a visual exploration of typography, space, composition, and illustration. With a visionary commitment to thought and artistry, our publications stimulate the curious, strengthen the imaginative and nurture the passionate.

Umber as published 10 publications to date:
Umber Graphic Journals
  • Vulnerability
  • Tactile Relationships
  • Sound
  • S.A.M. (Sports, Athletics & Movement)
  • Wealth

BBP (Black & Brown Perspective) Digests
  • Issue One
  • Saul Williams
  • Souls of Mischief
  • Deanna Van Buren

Slumber, an erotica magazine of color

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Photography: Kevin Allen & Jenny Zhou