Blacks Design, Inc.

About Us


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

30+ years doing software development, software project management and Internet security:

  • Analyzing customer requirements
  • Designing complex business process software
  • Developing custom web sites
  • Managing and completing intricate software projects
  • Installing Internet security systems
  • Administering Linux / UNIX servers and networking equipment

3 years teaching corporate and university-level courses on computer programming, system administration, networking and Internet security issues.


  • 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

  • 40+ years in high-tech:
    • 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, 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.