LaVar McCline is an educator, entrepreneur, mentor, and tech geek with a passion for increasing diversity through good design. He’s an experienced, innovative, and creative professional with an extensive 16-year career in the areas of graphic design, web design, brand development, user interface design, and social media marketing. He has managed complex creative projects, supervised large cross-functional teams, and created award-winning national campaigns for clients and partners such as Amazon Kindle, Bayer Foundation, K12, LifeLock, National PTA, PNC Bank, Rosetta Stone, and others. He taught design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and recently received executive certification in Human-Computer Interaction from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , to enhance the overall design process for web design, digital, and mobile creation. As a small business and minority enterprise of HeyDesignGuy, he believes that real growth starts with education and engaging children and families in underserved communities.