15 BIPOC Brand and Design Experts You Should Be Following

The world of brand and design has long been dominated by white professionals. While there is so much work to do to actively fight racism, one way we can show up is by supporting and uplifting the work of people of color.  

We want to celebrate diversity in design and branding by showcasing some of the most talented BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) people in the industry.  Below is a list of 15 designers and brand strategists from around the world that you should definitely be following.

1. Reyna Noriega

Reyna Noriega is an Afro-Latina visual artist, author, and educator. She specializes in illustrations, brand packaging, hand-designed logos, and more. Her work is rooted in her culture and experience as a woman of color.


2. Alexandra Dumebi

Alexandra Dumebi is a graphic designer and artist who runs The Essentielle Studio. She offers brand design, website design, and content creation services. Her mission is to help small business entrepreneurs tell their stories and show their true identities through the form of visual design.


3. Sophia Yeshi

Sophia Yeshi is an illustrator and designer in Brooklyn, New York. Her design approach aims to highlight black women, women of color, and folks in the LGBTQ+ community of all shapes and sizes. Yeshi offers brand design services, her work is vibrant, colorful, and inclusive.



4. Nakita M. Pope

Branding Chics is a boutique design agency based out of Atlanta. Chief Chic, Nakita M Pope, is a brand strategist for women-owned businesses and femme-focused brands. She has 20 years of experience as an art director, brand manager, and graphic designer and has worked on a range of professional brands!


5. JP Designs Art

JP Designs Art is a black-owned full-service design studio. They produce logos, websites, flyers, posters, packages, and more, centered in faith-based initiatives.


6. Carly Bell

Carly Bell is a freelance brand designer is that is all about helping businesses create eye-catching visuals and bringing your brand to life. She focuses on visual identity, website design, and graphic design and loves working with enthusiastic and fearless entrepreneurs.



7. StudioShe

StudioShe is all about building high-end intentional brands for black women and LGBTQI+ owned businesses. This colorful branding agency is focused on helping businesses tell their story through brand design, website design, brand assets, and brand direction.


8. Sumesh A K

Sumesh is the founder of BrandMills Studios, which specializes in brand identities, video creation, and website design. Based out of Kochi, India, Sumesh wanted to use his passion for design to help startups and entrepreneurs tell their brand story.



9. Eman Elian

Based out of Cairo, Egypt, Eman Elian is a passionate graphic designer who focuses on branding and illustrative art. After graduating from MSA University, she has grown her skills working as a graphic designer for numerous companies until finally ending up at BrandWorx.


10. Design De Plume

Since 2009, Design de Plume has focused on creating inclusive, approachable, and accessible design solutions. This women-led, Indigenously-owned design firm uses their experience and cultural background to create effective communication pieces for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit organizations across Canada.


11. Mohamed Samir

Mohamed Samir is a multidisciplinary designer. He started as an Engineer and a freelance designer before becoming head of design for a local startup in Egypt. His clients include Nike’s biggest store in Dubai, Fast Company, Pepsi, Mars, and more. He currently works at Apple, but you can follow his trendy design style on Instagram, or Behance.


12. Stormy Nesbit

Stormy produces a wide variety of brand-related assets, from logos to flyers, social media illustrations, podcast art and more! Residing in Minnesota, Stormy has a Master’s in visual communication design from Arizona State University. She sells her art through her website, which you can check out here.


13. Luis Pinto

Luis is a Mexican graphic designer and artist based in Guatemala. He has won a slew of awards for his vibrant and incredibly detailed graphic design work. His clients include Google, Easy Jet, and Don Julio. Follow along on Instagram or check out his colorful portfolio here!


14. Nisha K Sethi

Nisha Kaur Sethi is an artist and designer based in San Francisco. Her work is centered in social justice and activism, but you can also find examples of out-of-the-box branding for restaurants, and e-commerce platforms on her diverse portfolio. We love her mixed medium approach.


15. Adolfo Correa

Adolfo Correa is a Chilean graphic designer who specializes in branding, packaging, motion design, film,  editorial, typography, and more! His clients include Nike, Game of Thrones, Playstation, and Mercedez Benz! Adolfo’s work is untamed, intense, and brilliant. You can follow him on Instagram or check out his incredible portfolio here



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