Antionette D. Carroll | President and CEO
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.
Kevin Schneider | Design Associate
Kevin is an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis studying Communications Design. As a designer, Kevin focuses on the intersection of design and service, and is constantly looking for ways to use art and design to help underprivileged communities. Understanding that art plays an important role in the quest for social justice, as it often helps individuals approach uncomfortable topics and embrace ideas that are different from their own, Kevin ultimately hopes to use his talents to work for social change. Bearing in mind art’s unique ability to transcend language and cultural barriers, Kevin strives to find a way to use art to enhance the human experience. Kevin is excited to join Creative Reaction Lab and to get hands on experience using design to not only respond to social problems but to find sustainable solutions to fix them.
Hayden M. Loos | Design Associate
Hayden is an undergraduate student at St. Louis Community College – Meramec expecting to earn an Associates in Fine Arts in 2017, and will be transferring to a Bachelors program thereafter. Hayden was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, a city that has historically been at the center of major civil rights issues, which inspired Hayden from an early age to explore ways to address civil injustices. In pursuing a career in design as an adult, Hayden has been most inspired by the potential to utilize design thinking in addressing greater social problems.
Darion D. Robinson | Program & Education Associate
Darion D. Robinson is a Family and Community Specialist with the Saint Louis Public School District. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Harris-Stowe State University, where he studied Urban Affairs and Public Administration with a concentration in Urban Education Leadership. Darion is passionate about education and making schools more inclusive for LGBTQ students, families, and educators.