Blacks Design, Inc.

About Us

Blacks Design, Inc. was founded in February of 2002.


Vivian Black, President, Blacks Design, Inc., also Vivian Coburn
Vivian Black, Founding Partner

  • Worked 13 years in software / Internet security:
    • Gathering and analyzing customer requirements
    • Software project management
    • Internet security consulting
    • Network administration
    • UNIX system administration

  • 3 years (cumulative) teaching corporate and university-level courses on computer programming, system administration, networking and Internet security issues – taught both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Development experience includes PHP, Flash, Javascript, Java, C++, C, Perl, sed/awk, UNIX shell programming, plus many other languages.

  • Education:
    • M.B.A., San Diego State University Executive MBA Program, San Diego, California
    • B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland


Randall Black, Ph.D., Blacks Design, Inc.
Randall Black, Ph.D. , Founding Partner

  • 25+ years in high-technology:
    • Inventor and new product designer for both academic and commercial scientific organizations
    • Scientific analysis for physics, electrical engineering and software development projects
    • Gathering and analyzing customer requirements
    • Hardware design, circuit design, firmware design
    • Software project management for both scientific and commercial applications
    • Database development for commercial applications

  • Development experience includes PHP, MySQL, Delphi, Visual Basic, C, FORTRAN, plus many other languages.

  • Education:
    • Ph.D. Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • M.S. Physics, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
    • B.S. Mathematics, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
    • B.S. Computer Information Systems, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia


Blacks Design, Inc.