Unity by Ashley Koudou

Day 15 — Poster posted on February 14, 2024

Ashley Koudou

Located: Minneapolis, MN

Tell us about yourself:

Ashley is the founder and CEO of Mango Day. A creative agency that helps BIPOC.

Artists and entrepreneurs find solutions to grow their brands authentically. Before MD, Ashley worked with brands such as TEDx Minneapolis, Target, and Red Wing. Ashley is a talented illustrator at work and in her free time. Her work as an illustrator puts black women at the center and takes a peek into what makes them magical. She draws inspiration from her culture as an Ivorian in America and her own experiences and the experiences of the black women around her.

What is the inspiration behind your poster design?


Why do you love being creative?

My love and respect for Black women drives me to create.

Tell us about your experiences in the design world…

Very tiring. Then I come across an amazing person that inspires me energizes me and I get up and go again.

How can we create a more inclusive design world and ensure that Black people are represented?

Stop gatekeeping resources.

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