15 Black Graphic Designers you should know about


Graphic Designers conceptualize your ideas and execute them effectively through design. Graphic design is an essential tool used to communicate through text, pictures, advertisements, magazines, or books. The object is to tap into your audiences emotions, by way of design.

Design connects people emotionally. For brands it’s important to understand your customer’s behavior as well as your overall business goal, then figure out a way to “marry” the two. This can be accomplished through a logo, illustrations, website, text used in your advertisements, products, and marketing material.

We searched high and low, looking for the top black graphic designers to hire for your next design project! Here’s 15 for you to choose from.

Mekhi Brown

Mekhi Baldwin serves both as a Founder and Art Director of a creative studio. His portfolio includes branding, editorial design and illustration. Working with corporations and non-profits such as Black Lives Matter, EBay, The North Face, Jan Sport, and Asian Americans for Community Involvement.

Tina Marshall

Tina aka “The Visual Problem Solver” Marshall, does it all. Crafting party invitations on her Etsy Shop, The Paper Goldfish, to creating logos, brand design, brand strategy, print collateral and packaging design.

Akinyi Otieno

Akinyi is the true definition of “black girl magic”. A self-taught graphic designer with an eye for illustration and animation. As a self-taught designer, one of her biggest strengths is her outstanding eye for quality design, and visual imagery. Are you working on a game, TV Series, website, movie? Holla at ya girl Akinyi!

Osazee McPeters Ighodaro

Visual Design/Graphic design extraordinaire, with the ability to lead your brand’s art direction. Osazee’s portfolio includes, visionary advertising, marketing, user interface and experience, along with spear heading digital campaigns for high-profile brands.