Atim Bio


Atim Annette Oton

portrait_annette Atim Annette Oton is a Nigerian-born, American and British educated designer who founded the Creative Side, a fashion and design accelerator. She is also the co-founder of Black Design News Network and Huffington Post Black Voices Blogger writing about Global Africans working in Africa and across the Diaspora and is an inside view on Africa’s progress, issues on arts and culture, technology and opportunities. She has an architecture degree from the City College of New York and a graduate degree from Architectural Association Graduate School in London, England. She worked in architecture for 8 years before launching Blacklines Magazine, a quarterly magazine featuring black designers, where she served as its executive vice president. In 2000, she joined Parsons School of Design as the Associate Chair of Product Design for 6 years. In 2004 she open her store Calabar Imports in Brooklyn which has 2 locations today. Connect with Annette:

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