We're a black-owned editorial design, web development and storytelling studio.

We give special attention to publishers of color who seek to embrace emerging technologies. We provide our clients with a suite of services including web development, content strategy, audience engagement and newsroom up-skilling.

Our Team

Michael Grant

Founder, RESEARCH LEAD

Gabe Hongsdusit

design lead

Daja Henry

Audience Lead

Mark Stringfellow

Mark Stringfellow

editorial LEAD

Samiria Percival

Samiria Percival

PRINT DESIGN LEAd

Basha Warren

Basha Warren

PRINT DESIGN LEAD

Our Services

UX Research & Design

Rendering design experiences informed by user needs. 

Creative Direction

Defining the creative vision
of publishing brands.

Project Management

A distributed approach
to workflow efficiency.

Website Hosting

Top-tier WordPress web hosting with extras included.

Technical Support

Custom knowledge base, tutorials and live support channels.

Customized Training

Extensive on-site, in-person,
and remote training.

Weekly actionable insights

The web is changing. So should you. This weekly newsletter offers the latest need-to-know strategies, trends and updates delivered straight to your inbox. Plain-english breakdowns and summaries will make keeping up a breeze!

FAQ

Here are some things we're commonly asked

Think of “Get Current” as a call to action. But we’re more than that. We’re a design and web development service agency providing ethnic media publishers of all sizes with superior websites, top-tier support and hands on training.

Our diverse team of designers, developers, content producers and marketing experts took notice of how hard it has become for ethnic media publishers to keep up with changing technology and thrive online.

The Get Current Studio was founded in response to the rapidly evolving media landscape. We cater to publishers, universities and non-profits who primarily serve ethnic communities because we believe your audience and the communities you represent are important to nurturing a healthy and inclusive democracy, and meeting their information needs is incredibly important. By removing many of the technological barriers, our clients find more success and resonance within the communities they serve.

Not only do we offer a tried-and-true solution set — or stack — we have also thought critically about your unique publishing challenges. Exact builds may vary from client to client, and all builds work to address major shortcomings in online publishing. Here are some of the services that our clients love:

  • Elegant website design services
  • Print redesign and weekly pagination services
  • Flexible on-site, in-person, and remote training
  • Best practices in print and web content production

Media technologist and creative director Michael Grant is founder of the Get Current Studio. He assembled a small team of UI and UX designers, software engineers, and product managers who share a passion for newsroom customer experience, digital news products, and online media.

Get Current service operates much like a design agency. Our remote team leverages the power of design thinking, creative problem solving, and UX research to solve challenges large and small.

Get Current actively seeks to partner with technologists and service providers with a track record of excellence. We rigorously evaluate and test new products that solve common challenges among ethnic media publishers.

Getting out and trying things is the essence of evolving with the web and a privilege many of our clients don’t have. Our iterative approach to building websites that hit goals allows us to offer “tried-and-true” tech solutions.