disabled designer. art activist. educator.
Jen White-Johnson is an Afro-Latina, disabled designer, art activist and educator whose work explores the intersection of content and caregiving with an emphasis on redesigning ableist visual culture. Her activist work has appeared in The Washington Post, Afropunk, Teen Vogue, The New York Times, among other publications. Her debut PhotoZine, KnoxRoxs, dedicated to her autistic son Knox, is permanently archived at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Jen has previously consulted and collaborated with a number of brands and art spaces across print and digital, in addition to events centering disability design advocacy with global brands. These collaborations include Nike, Converse, Twitter, Google Stories, Today at Apple, and National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Jen holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in Visual Arts from University of Maryland Baltimore County.