Antionette D. Carroll is the founder and President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab. Throughout her career, Antionette has worked for social justice, human rights, and diversity and inclusion nonprofits - with her last position being head of communications for Diversity Awareness Partnership.
Also, Antionette is an active community volunteer. Antionette was named the Founding Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design in 2014. Currently, she’s the Chair Emerita of the Task Force working on long-term strategic initiatives such as the Design Census Program with Google and national Inclusivity in Design Summit. With her encouragement, AIGA created the first Racial Justice by Design program, with Antionette co-organizing and assuming the role of online producer for the national Town Hall in 2016. At the local level, she is currently serving as the President of AIGA St. Louis and co-founder of the Design + Diversity Conference.
In 2016, Carroll was named an American Express/Ashoka Emerging Innovator in Social Entrepreneurship and a SOCAP (Social Capital Markets) Social Entrepreneurship Scholar. In 2015, Carroll was named a StartingBloc Fellow, one of Alive Magazine’s 20 Under 40 Artists to Watch, and Delux Magazine’s Power 100.
Kae is a 2018 BFA candidate at Washington University in St. Louis with double minors in Biology and Design. Her extracurriculars include Outreach Chair of Restorative Justice ambassadors, and Co. Chair of Marketing and PR for Women in Architecture and Design.
She believes that inequalities are best fought by educating the future of America to take action and work to solve their communities’ issues. She is passionate about Design, and recognizes its ability to inspire and create change. Kae is excited to promote this incredible company and hopes her contributions will help in maximizing its positive impact on today's youth.
Chelsy Middleton is an undergraduate at Webster University studying Graphic Design with a minor in Entrepreneurship and an independent study in Fashion. Being self-taught in Illustration, she is also a part of several leadership summits such as The Sky’s the Limit, and YWCA Future Leader Academy. She focuses on forming a more diversified and creative outlook for her community, both locally and globally. She works towards becoming a leader for young women of color as she strives to illustrate a vision of change that we can see in ourselves as well as others. Body positivity is also one her passions, as she works to inspire women of all shapes, sizes, and color to love themselves in a world where they are constantly being criticized and degraded. Creativity, expression, and empowerment are tools that she intends to use as a platform for her craft.
Eva Nip is an undergraduate senior at Washington University in St. Louis. She is majoring in Urban Studies and minoring in Studio Art. Outside of class, she is the Director of Design Outreach for the student organization Design for America, she volunteers with City Faces in the Clinton Peabody Public Housing Community, and she hosts a radio show on KWUR 90.3. She has applied service design in various contexts, such as the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and the Ferguson Municipal Courts. However, she is ready to see how human centered design practices can give communities the tools to use the unfairly distributed and sparse resources they have to achieve the opportunities they deserve.