Antionette D. Carroll

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder, President and CEO of the nonprofit Creative Reaction Lab which educates, trains and challenges Black and Latinx youth to become leaders designing healthy and racially equitable communities.

Within this capacity, Antionette has pioneered an award-winning creative problem solving workflow called Equity-Centered Community Design - named a Fast Company World Changing Idea Finalist in General Excellence and Urban Design, and a Sappi Ideas that Matter grant recipient. Antionette has received several recognitions including being named a GDUSA Person to Watch, Echoing Green Global Fellow, TED Fellow, Essence Magazine’s Woke 100, Next City Vanguard, and St. Louis Visionary Awards Community Impact Honoree. Prior to Creative Reaction Lab, Antionette was the Head of Communications for Diversity Awareness Partnership. And, in 2014, she was named the Founding Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA, the professional association of design. In addition to building the national initiative, 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. Currently, she’s an AIGA National Board Director and Chair Emerita of the Task Force working on long-term strategic initiatives such as the Design Census Program with Google and national Design for Inclusivity Summit with Microsoft. She’s the co-founder of the Design + Diversity Conference and Fellowship.