RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (RISD)
Jada Akoto is a graphic designer. Originally from Memphis TN, she learned about graphic design through YouTube videos and online tutorials. Today, her work centers around storytelling and building archival practices, particularly stories of Black women. Through her work, she hopes to spark joy, as well as moments of introspection and reflection. She enjoys playing with the materiality of both the physical and digital spaces we occupy. Jada believes all information should be accessible and designed for the forgotten. When she’s not designing, she enjoys reality television, ordering take-out, and scrolling through Tiktok.
IF YOU COULD HAVE COFFEE WITH ANY HISTORICAL FIGURE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Rapper Min Yoongi.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT?
Design and arts education should be free and easily accessible to all.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Reading Zeba Blay’s Carefree Black Girls. Listening to my monthly Spotify playlist. Watching Real Housewives of Potomac.