Hadiya Williams

The exploration of Black people, our cultures, and how we move and shift ourselves for spiritual and physical survival or respite is the core of my creative work.

-Hadiya Williams

Hadiya Williams is an art director based in Washington, DC focusing on boutique events and spaces. After over 15 years' experience in graphic design, Hadiya founded Black Pepper Paperie Co. in 2017 and has since expanded her art and design practice to include pottery, surface, design, and visual art. Her aesthetic is inspired by the depth of Black culture across the diaspora, and her collection was inspired by Williams’ focus on themes of genealogy, lineage and home.