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About Yanique DaCosta

Yanique DaCosta

MFA, LCAM

Brand Development and Advertising Expert

“I am a creative with an obsession for producing amazing brand visuals that transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary experiences.”

“I am a creative with an obsession for producing
amazing brand visuals that transform ordinary
spaces into extraordinary experiences.”

Signature Talks

Yanique DaCosta was born in Kingston, Jamaica. DaCosta graduated from Florida Atlantic
University and Full Sail University with a BA in Fine Arts and an MFA in Media Design.

She is the founder and owner of YKMD, a design firm creating brand development and advertising
assets for Corporate Event Planning Departments and Trade Show Management companies.

With 12+ years of design experience, the United States Department of Labor recognized her as an
expert in Brand Development and Graphic Design by engaging her as a consultant for the federal
0*Net program.

Yanique currently sits on the Executive Board of the Graphic Artists Guild, where she was elected
National Treasurer by the organization’s membership. She is also the International Council of
Design delegate, representing the Guild and teaching graphic artists at varying international
conferences and meetups. She is an acknowledged contributor in the 15th and 16th editions of
the Graphic Artists Guild’s Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines, a national reference book
for professional graphic artists and agencies.

Yanique DaCosta was born in Kingston, Jamaica. DaCosta graduated from Florida Atlantic University and Full Sail University with a BA in Fine Arts and an MFA in Media Design.

She is the founder and owner of YKMD, a design firm creating brand development and advertising assets for Corporate Event Planning Departments and Trade Show Management companies.

With 12+ years of design experience, the United States Department of Labor recognized her as an expert in Brand Development and Graphic Design by engaging her as a consultant for the federal 0*Net program.

Yanique currently sits on the Executive Board of the Graphic Artists Guild, where she was elected National Treasurer by the organization’s membership. She is also the International Council of Design delegate, representing the Guild and teaching graphic artists at varying international
conferences and meetups. She is an acknowledged contributor in the 15th and 16th editions of the Graphic Artists Guild’s Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines, a national reference book for professional graphic artists and agencies.

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Speaker Testimonials

“Props to Yanique, such an awesome energetic host. Your energy is so contagious!”

Renan M.

Graphic and Motion Designer

“I am currently still watching the recordings, but very insightful information packed into”

Briana J.

Graphic Designer

“Yani is SUCH A HYPE WOMAN”                                   

Steve G.

Agency Growth Consultant