Vibrant, Innovative, Spectacular, World- Changer, Inspirational, Goal Digger are only a few things you can use to describe this next creative. Ayanna Dixon is a Jamaican designer, entrepreneur and illustrator. Her brand ASD is an illustrated lifestyle brand and her creations have been showcased in many magazines, newspapers and events. Ayanna has also designed her own colouring book called “The Sky Is Not the Limit” which is aimed at motivating and educating young girls about many careers and letting them know that they can do and become anything they set their mind to. Ayanna dedicates her birthdays to doing beach clean ups as a way of giving back to the country. Ayanna shared with us how she copes during this time and even shared some wise words for other creatives.

Despite everything going on, Ayanna tries her best to ensure that she remains positive and stimulated as a creative. She does this by listening to podcasts, going to the beach and looking at Pinterest posts. During this time, she has participated in many lives, hosted a few lives on her own in which she taught others how to  illustrate and overall just made use of technology and the digital space to not only improve on her skills but to inspire others and motivate them to keep going on their journeys. One of the many things she did that stood out to her, was a virtual book reading which she did for a few inner city kids. She also ensured to stay in touch with her loved ones and took time to focus on herself, her business and her craft.

Ayanna’s golden advice for creatives are to take the time to really take care of yourself, whether it be to go to the beach or the hillside, just ensure to be in tuned with your feelings and what works well for you and is good for you. LISTEN TO YOURSELF, network and reach out to others you never know what can happen. You will NEVER have a moment like this again!!!!!

To keep up with this dynamic gem, you can follow her on Instagram @ayanna.asd and you can also follow her business page @by.asd. You can also shop her designs at www.byasd.net.

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