Today we welcome Dian Holton, senior deputy art director at AARP, as the newest member of our DxD Advisory Council.
Passionate about education, philanthropy, fashion, and pop culture, she oversees creative for TheGirlfriend.com, Sistersletter.com and The Ethel. She routinely contributes art direction and design to AARP The Magazine, specifically cover stories such as the August/September 2022 Tyler Perry cover.
“Dian is an ambassador for Black designers and art directors, particularly women, and an advocate for designers who graduate from HBCUs and other creatives particularly of color that need guidance as they enter their careers,” said Andrea Pellegrino, CEO and founder of Impact Collaborative—DxD’s managing entity. “Her lived experience will have a direct impact on shaping DxD initiatives and the designers who are touched by them.”
Dian’s background includes book design, branding, retail installation, styling, and footwear design. She is a former AIGA Washington DC chapter board member where she launched and produced a mentoring program, SHINE, for nine years. Dian currently curates a design and social impact series for Goethe Institut Washington DC.
“DxD aligns with my work with AIGA at both the local and national level in helping develop diversity and inclusion programming, guidance, and awareness,” said Dian. “I’m excited to contribute these learnings to this important coalition as a DxD Advisor.”