Design + Diversity Conference Co-Founder
Timothy J. Hykes is a Senior User Experience Designer currently work at Caleres a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands. There he works on the Allen Edmonds brand delivering personal shopping experiences. Hykes is best known for his diversity-related side projects such as Design + Diversity. The Design + Diversity platform was originally presented as part of his 2015 Senior Thesis presentation. It became a national phenomenon after he joined up with Antionette to produce the annual conference.
Design + Diversity Conference Co-Founder & Fellowship Co-Founder
Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a social enterprise that empowers and challenges Black and Latinx youth to design healthy and racially equitable communities. In this role, Antionette pioneered the award-winning Equity-Centered Community Design process. She is a TED Fellow, 2019 GDUSA Person to Watch, 2018 St. Louis Visionary Awards’ Community Impact Artist Honoree, and 2015 Alive Magazine 20 Under 40 Artist.
Design + Diversity Conference Fellowship Co-Founder
Timothy Bardlavens is a Product Design Leader at Zillow Group, a Cultural Strategist and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) consultant. At Zillow, he leads the product vision and team for Zillow Offers, consumer selling experiences. As a consultant, he specializes in Organizational Culture through the lens of Human-Centered Design, helping business leaders create people-centric strategies to increase diversity, retention, innovation and revenue. Timothy also is an international speaker and facilitator.
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