Ayem

Ayem is the New York design and research-based studio of emerging Black designers Albert L. Hicks IV and Marcus Washington Jr. Albert (Ay) and Marcus (Em) have devoted their work to intently reflect on how iterations of community, space, and objects shape culture, language, and perspective. Their projects, both referential and expansive, preface, support, and create seminal storytelling through brilliant and functional designs and experiences. Developing in spaces such as the Whitney Museum for Dawoud Bey, Saint Heron’s FLUID DELIVERANCE, and Central Saint Martins, Ayem’s designs operate as a growing pathway for communities and creatives to be heard and amplified in memorable ways. 

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