Antionette Carroll

Antionette D. Carroll is the President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB), a social enterprise whose mission is cultivating creative leadership to improve the human experience. CRXLAB is a catalyst for convening communities around social problems by connecting the community-based organizations, corporations, social justice advocates, and designers. CRXLAB challenges Saint Louis residents to use create actionable solutions in response to local civil rights issues. Our vision is a world where creative leaders serve as the bridge to connect parts of community that are intentionally divided in order to create lasting and innovative solutions for social justice. Antionette was named the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design in 2014. She's currently the Emeritus Chair of the Task Force. At the local level, she is currently serving as the President of the AIGA _ St. Louis Chapter. Antionette also sits on several awards and programming committees for local and national non-profits. Antionette often receives invitations to sit on panels and speak on the importance of community activism in the arts, social impact design, social innovation, and diversity and inclusion in the advertising and graphic design industries. In 2015, Antionette was named a StartingBloc Fellow, one of Alive Magazine's 20 Under 40 Artists to Watch, and Delux Magazine's Power 100. Antionette is a Community Arts Training Fellow. In 2014, Antionette was accepted in the inaugural class of the School of Visual Arts' Business of Social Design Intensive. In 2013, Antionette was recognized by the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life its Amethyst Honoree, and she graduated from the Focus St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program. She was also named the inaugural Katherine Dunham Fellow in Arts Administration by the Regional Arts Commission in 2011.

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