Hi, I'm Ariana. I'm a New York City-based cultural strategist with a passionate belief in the radical potential of art and design to reimagine and transform systems. 


Designing for equity and belonging as a Design Director at IDEO, a global design and innovation firm. 

Developing new creative projects as a member of the Future Memory track at NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator for practitioners working at the intersection of art, design, and technology. 

Building big, bold, and equitable ideas for our collective future at Project Inkblot's INKubator for BIPOC designers.


Spearheaded an artist commission process for The Center for Cultural Power in partnership with We, As Ourselves, a campaign that reshapes the narrative around sexual violence and its impact on Black survivors. 

Managed the production of digital content leading up to the November 2020 General Election that aimed to harness the power of artists to expand civic imagination and mobilize a historic voter turnout with Cultural Engagement Lab

Brought administrative and programmatic leadership to The International Center of Photography's Teen Academy program, supporting 600+ youth annually in developing and presenting their creative practice.

Image: Lara Sidhu

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