Antionette D. Carroll is the Executive Director & Founder of Creative Reaction Lab, an intensive social impact design collaborative (www.creativereactionlab.com). The purpose of the Creative Reaction Lab is to bring designers together to develop visual and experiential approaches to some of society’s largest problems using design-based problem solving and social entrepreneurship.
Antionette D. Carroll is a freelance social impact design strategist/consultant through her design studio CHAx365 Design. She exclusively works with non-profit organizations, arts and cultural institutions, social enterprises, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and diversity and inclusion departments to CHALLENGE standards, make CHANGE, and CHAMPION solutions resulting in foundational and community impact.
Antionette was named the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design in 2014. At the local level, she is currently serving as the Incoming President and Creator & Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives of the AIGA – St. Louis Chapter and Chair of Connect With Young Professionals Board through FOCUS St. Louis. Antionette also sits on several awards and programming committees for local and national non-profits. Antionette often receives invitations to sit on panels and speak on the importance of community activism in the arts, social impact design, and diversity and inclusion in the advertising and graphic design industries.
In 2014, Antionette was accepted in the Regional Arts Commissions’ Community Arts Training Fellowship Program and the inaugural class of the School of Visual Arts’ Business of Social Design Intensive. In 2013, Antionette was recognized by the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life its Amethyst Honoree, and she graduated from the Focus St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program. She was also named the inaugural Katherine Dunham Fellow in Arts Administration by the Regional Arts Commission in 2011.
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