Alana Ladson

Alana Ladson

Illustrator – Character Designer – Graphic Designer

For PRESS, see below.


Alana Ladson is a self taught illustrator currently looking to make the leap into the fields of book illustration, visual development and character design. She is currently working on writing and illustrating a children’s book. She was chosen to be a 2022 We Need Diverse Books Mentee and has completed illustration and design work for organizations and events such as New Haven Arts Council, DiasporaCon, Artspace Gallery New Haven, Music Haven, and more. She has also exhibited work at Loomis Chaffee, The Ely Center for Contemporary Art and The New Haven Free Public Library.

Alana Ladson Art is a small black women-owned business which creates positive and powerful fashion enamel pins, art prints and stickers of and for BIPOC community members and others. Long ago, Alana saw little to no faces like hers in the art and media that she and her peers consumed. For this reason she began to sell her works of art in hopes that others could see themselves through it. One of the many places the inspiration for the products comes from is beautiful BIPOC women, nature and magical, ethereal beings— which are all filled with strength, culture, passion, and love. 


Alana Ladson Art Featured on WTNH

New Haven Hosts First Black Wall Street Festival

Alana Ladson Art Featured in The New Haven Independent

Black Wall Street Festival Brings Out The Artrepreneurs

Alana Ladson Art Featured in The New Haven RegisterNew Haven-area Black business owners reflect on entrepreneurship, see bright future

Alana Ladson Art Featured in Arts Paper, Arts Council of New Haven Publication

NuSpiral, New Haven Artists Transform Front Street Underpass

HAIR Group Exhibit with Alana Ladson Art

Artists Weave Histories Together

Alana Ladson Art Featured in Arts Paper, Arts Council of New Haven Publication

Alana Ladson Paints Through the Pandemic




James Baldwin Exhibition – Elm City LIT Fest

Braided Magazine

Love Notes at Artspace

HAIR at Loomis Chaffee

HAIR at Ely Center of Contemporary Art


KOFFEE? Solo Art Exhibition

Rockland Arts Festival