Jacinda Walker

Jacinda Walker is the Founder and Creative Director, designExplorr, an organization that celebrates design learning by creating opportunities that expose youth to design.

She also serves as Chair of AIGA’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Jacinda has over 20 years of industry experience as a designer, entrepreneur, and instructor. Her work ranges from designing corporate communications to developing educational programs and event management. She earned her BFA in graphic design from the University of Akron and a MFA in Design Research and Development with a minor in Nonprofit Studies from The Ohio State University. Her research explores diversity in design disciplines and presents 15 strategic ideas to expose African American and Latino youth to design-related careers. Jacinda’s future goals are to work with communities to establish design education initiatives and develop design programs for underrepresented youth.