Visual Designer


Hello There.

Hello. My name is Akinyi and I am a Multi-disciplinary Visual Artist from the Boston Area.

  • I am a content creator for AIGA Boston and helped launch their first podcast, The Boston Designcast

  • I freelance and create and sell my artwork on my site, That Melanin Life , and my Etsy Shop

  • I also like to sew my own clothes and share on Luxury Sewing

I am available for hire. If you have an illustrations or animated project you’d like to discuss you can reach me at


Featured In

Art & Life With Akinyi Otieno  (Interview)

My Kinky, Coily Hair by Alisha Rice  (Artwork featured in Book)

Black Enterprise’s ULTIMATE BUY BLACK GIFT GUIDE (That Melanin Life Featured)