Rashida Morgan-Brown

Website: https://www.rashidasdesigns.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rashidamorganbrown Who is Rashida Morgan-Brown? “Rashida Morgan-Brown is an award winning Creative Director in the Magazine and Publishing industry. As a visual story teller she has lead creative art, photo, video production, and photo teams to award winning success. She is this year’s Eddie and Ozzie Art Director of the Year winner. […]

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Ndubisi Okoye

Website: https://www.ndubisiokoye.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ndubisi-okoye-45621672 Who is Ndubisi Okoye? “Ndubisi graduated from College for Creative Studies in Detroit in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Advertising Design. Before graduating, he began his career working as an Art Director for many advertising agencies in Detroit. His client roster includes General Motors, Chevrolet, and Chrysler. Before accepting his first […]

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Kathryn Hicks

Website: https://www.gokatcreate.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-hicks-2aa64942 Who is Kathryn Hicks? “Hello! I’m Kathryn Hicks. I’m the Founder & Art Director of Creature Studio, leading a skilled team of creators on adventures in the XR realm. For eight thrilling years, I’ve spread my wings in AR, VR, and MR, from mystical medical and educational content to enchanting virtual […]

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Samuel McKinley Smithers

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sms2dezign Who is Samuel McKinley Smithers? “I take pride in being humble, coachable, tenacious, and highly collaborative without taking anything for granted! Award-winning multidisciplinary creative, strategist, and marketer with global consumer design, digital, and traditional agency experience. I have written, directed, and conceived integrated campaigns for global brands, national clients, and almost everything else […]

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Francine A. Thompson

Website: https://francineathompson.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francinethompson Who is Francine A. Thompson? “I’m Francine – a designer based out of San Diego focused on brand design but always expanding. My work has its roots in curiosity and smart strategy but comes to life through considered, holistic systems that give brands life. I work beyond the Graphic Designer title. […]

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Shanée Benjamin

Website: https://www.shaneebenjamin.com Twitter: @shaneebenjamin Who is Shanée Benjamin? “Hey! I’m Shanee Benjamin, ur local colour loving, 1970’s fashion obsessed, art director and illustrator from Brooklyn, NY. With almost a decade of design experience, I made the leap into digital illustration, focusing on passionately telling the stories of LGBTQIA+ black and brown folks. Creating community and […]

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Pamela Green

Website: http://pamgreendesigns.com Twitter: @pamgreendesigns Who is Pamela Green? “A keen observer of human behavior, Pamela prides herself in delivering fresh, intelligent, and diverse work that fully encompasses the viewer’s experience. Regardless of its medium and degree of impression, she works with the following principles in mind: Design must be simple (function). Complex systems, products and […]

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Hassan Rahim

Website: https://hassanrahim.com/ Twitter: @hassanrahim Who is Hassan Rahim? “Hassan Rahim is an artist and art director originally from Los Angeles, now working out of New York. In 2016, Rahim founded 12:01, a full-service creative studio.” (source)

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Greg Washington

Website: http://www.gregwashington.ca/ Twitter: @gregmwashington Who is Greg Washington? “When it comes to creating best-in-class digital experiences, Greg is a seasoned vet with twenty years of being hands-on with design. He honed his vision-driven approach creating immersive micro-sites at Jam3 and Blast Radius, working for clients like Jordan Brand and Google. He went on to become […]

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Leandro Assis

Website: https://lebassis.com/ Twitter: @lebassis Who is Leandro Assis? “Hi! I’m Leandro Assis, a brazilian lettering artist and art director based in Rio. But you can call me @lebassis. I’m known for super bold letterings, colorful palettes and playful illustrations, drawing the attention for global brands and agencies to digital projects and marketing campaigns for the […]

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Chindo Nkenke-Smith

Website: https://www.ordinarychin.com/ Twitter: @OrdinaryChin Who is Chindo Nkenke-Smith? “Freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer, with a penchant for providing brand elevations both on and off-screen. With a design approach that pulls influence from a background in visual merchandising and styling, my distinctive executions have opened the door for partnerships with corporate brands like Amazon and […]

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Momo Pixel

Website: https://www.momopixel.com/ Twitter: @MomoUhOh Who is Momo Pixel? “An award-winning multidisciplinary artist and professional creative. My work is a culmination of the things I like; whether thats more color, a higher standard, or moral truth. I’m not one to hold my tongue and my critique game is strong. But as hard as I am on […]

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Rae James

Website: http://thisisrae.com/ Twitter: @hithisisrae Who is Rae James? “Hi, I’m Rae. I’m an Art Director & Designer based in my hometown of New York City. I like crafting relatable experiences that are steeped in culture to tell authentic stories. When I’m not busy making things, I can be found taking long walks in cities near […]

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Devan Anderson

Website: http://devanondeck.com/ Twitter: @devanondeck Who is Devan Anderson? “I’m a college dropout that was one of the first employees of Snapchat, specifically on the Content team— specialized in local Los Angeles coverage as well as Fashion. Throughout my time there I learned a ton! Most notably how tech and creative can support business goals and […]

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Jade Purple Brown

Website: http://www.jadepurplebrown.com Twitter: @jadepurplebrown Who is Jade Purple Brown? “Jade Purple Brown is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Art Director based in New York. Specializing in graphic design, illustration, and brand image for fashion, beauty, and art based brands. Using bold blocks of color and strong female figures, Jade creates dynamic art that encourages herself and […]

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Jessica Rycheal

Website: http://www.jessicarycheal.com Twitter: @JessicaRycheal Who is Jessica Rycheal? “Jessica Rycheal is a Southern interdisciplinary visual story-teller and Art Director based in Seattle, Washington. Rycheal received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Georgia Southern University. After spending a few years cultivating her talents in the southeast, Rycheal relocated to Seattle. She’s carved space […]

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Nina Simmons

Website: https://www.ninasimmons.com Twitter: @ninasimmons716 Who is Nina Simmons? “I’m a insightful visionary that has a passion for art direction, creative design, and event planning. I love to spend my time decorating, cooking delicious meals and hosting dinner par-tays! I have over ten years of professional design experience working with corporate entities as well as entrepreneurs […]

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Graham Reid

Website: http://grahamreid.com Twitter: @GrahamOfLegend Who is Graham Reid? “Graham is a born and raised Jamaican who after high school traveled to the foreign lands of Savannah, GA to attend SCAD. He completed his journey with a BFA in Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics and went on to live in NYC where he currently resides. For […]

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Carolyne Hill

Website: http://www.carolynehill.com Twitter: @chillcreate Who is Carolyne Hill? “I am an independent designer with a background in art direction and branding. Having left the corporate world in January 2016, I am now on a new creative path of discovery. 2017 has seen the launch of ChillCreate, a lifestyle brand from Brixton, London. The first capsule […]

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Chibu Okere

Photo: Ridz Patrick Website: http://www.chibuyum.com Twitter: @Chibuyum Who is Chibu Okere? “Chibuyum (Chibu Okere) is a Nigerian-American artist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. His works include 2D animation, illustration, and graphic design. Currently, he is working as the artistic director at SLUG Agency. Drawing inspiration from streetwear, American pop culture, and anime, Chibuyum creates a refreshingly […]

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Lionel Durimel

Website: http://www.durimel.io Twitter: @lioneldurimel Who is Lionel Durimel? “Hey, I’m Lionel Durimel, a freelance Art Director and Designer from Paris. I’ve been performing digital and print design, brand identity and interactive experiences. Also part of the Awwwards jury, I had the chance to collaborate with different agencies such as ImmersiveGarden, Bonhomme & Antro. I’m a […]

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Wisdom Harris

Website: http://wisdomtucker.com Twitter: @eyecongraffix Who is Wisdom Harris? “Wisdom Tucker Harris is a progressive, multi-disciplined art, content, and digital director with a proven record of creating disruptive content and integrated campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized brands and personalities. Many of her challenges require solutions that are not clearly traditional, digital nor social […]

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Ian Gadson

Website: https://www.behance.net/iangadson Twitter: @igadson Who is Ian Gadson? “Highly efficient multidisciplinary designer, innovator and thinker with over 14 years of professional experience in exciting new markets, transforming and revitalizing brands across digital, print, and mobile platforms. What makes me an asset to any team is my open mind, ability to embrace change, work ethic, attention […]

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Yakka Murphy

Website: http://ilivedesign.com Twitter: @yakone Who is Yakka Murphy? “With a background in creative awesomeness, I am known to be a detail oriented, naturally motivated, highly creative individual. I am a determined and organized team member with the ability to multi-task within tight deadlines. The goal of producing the best product for users at the least […]

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Joel Arzu

Website: http://www.joelarzu.com Twitter: @ArzuBusiness Who is Joel Arzu? “10 years in this game has taught me that I’m a hustler. What I mean by that is, whatever I set my mind to I get done. When I was still in College I was fortunate to be in a program that gave students the opportunity to […]

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Gregory Hilderbrand

Website: http://www.gregoryhilderbrand.com Twitter: @greghilderbrand Who is Gregory Hilderbrand? “I’m currently the Visual Designer for Allstate Insurance. I design app icons and interactive design concepts for iphones, ipads, androids, web pages, intranet services and print. The Creative Suite 6 programs I design with are Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. I collaborate with brilliant iOS Developers, Programmers, […]

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Barbara Muriungi

Website: http://www.them2k.com Twitter: @them2k Who is Barbara Muriungi? “I am a Designer & Art Director whose mostly worked in New York & Boston for the past couple years. I travelled in 2011 while freelancing as an Art Director / Designer & Animator to Kenya, South Africa,Canada, Bristol / London and now working from Nairobi, Kenya.” (source)

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Gillean Opoku

Website: http://www.afroklectic.com Twitter: @GilleanO Who is Gillean Opoku? “I was born in Australia to Ghanaian parents and found it very hard to find myself in the mix of the Australian and Ghanaian (African) culture. From a young age, I turned to creativity to find myself and maintain my culture. I followed through and pursued design at a […]

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Sarah Huny Young

Website: http://krop.com/sarahyoung Twitter: @huny Who is Sarah Huny Young? “I am a web designer and front-end developer with fourteen years experience in creative direction, interactive art direction, web development and branding/identity. I have worked with entertainers, bloggers, magazines and major brands alike including Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, LaLa Anthony, Necole Bitchie, Marvet Britto, Egypt Sherrod, VIBE […]

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