OUR BACKGROUND

We’ve spent over a decade and thousands of hours engaging in various entrepreneurial, women-focused, personal and career development programs. We are perpetual students of the social sciences, the creative process and cultural movements. Our methodologies are based on over 10 years of experience working with clients to develop the most cohesive, impactful and memorable programs and services that promote inclusivity as a pathway to innovation. Through our Design for Diversity™ approach, we unveil the openings and touch-points previously out of our clients' purview and focus them in as breakthrough business opportunities. We've built and launched dozens of programs to date, and are experts in creating successful outcomes.

Jahan Mantin is the cofounder of Project Inkblot. Her love for journalism led her to a career in publishing. Jahan began working in advertising and marketing at Time Out New York and later moved into the editorial world as the Associate Editor of Beyond Race Magazine Prior to Project Inkblot, Jahan co-founded Culturefphiles, an arts and social impact online publication that featured cutting edge creatives and entrepreneurs including Yemeni photographer Boushra Almutawakel, and author and food activist Bryant Terry. In her current role at Project Inkblot, Jahan has led a number of high profile campaigns, including a women-driven initiative focused on low-income, immigrant women of color entrepreneurs for the City of New York. She curated a diverse line-up of speakers for Project Entrepreneur, a non-profit arm of fashion and tech giant Rent the Runway. Jahan is an avid traveler and has lived around the world in such locations as Colombia and Scotland. A native New Yorker and proud Lower East Sider, Jahan is a self-described Jewmaican and currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband.

Jahan Mantin is the cofounder of Project Inkblot. Her love for journalism led her to a career in publishing. Jahan began working in advertising and marketing at Time Out New York and later moved into the editorial world as the Associate Editor of Beyond Race Magazine Prior to Project Inkblot, Jahan co-founded Culturefphilesan arts and social impact online publication that featured cutting edge creatives and entrepreneurs including Yemeni photographer Boushra Almutawakel, and author and food activist Bryant Terry. In her current role at Project Inkblot, Jahan has led a number of high profile campaigns, including a women-driven initiative focused on low-income, immigrant women of color entrepreneurs for the City of New York. She curated a diverse line-up of speakers for Project Entrepreneur, a non-profit arm of fashion and tech giant Rent the Runway. Jahan is an avid traveler and has lived around the world in such locations as Colombia and Scotland. A native New Yorker and proud Lower East Sider, Jahan is a self-described Jewmaican and currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband.

Boyuan Gao is the cofounder and principal of Project Inkblot. In the past 15 years, her work has spanned organizations impacting youth development, juvenile justice, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, environmental justice, music journalism, education, digital media, technology, women's entrepreneurship, politics and more. In past lives she was an editor-in-chief, marketer, community organizer, artist and entrepreneur. Boyuan likes to collage and watch comedy specials on Netflix in her spare time, and lives in Brooklyn with her fiance and cat. She has a B.S. in Social Thought & Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Boyuan Gao is the cofounder and principal of Project Inkblot. In the past 15 years, her work has spanned organizations impacting youth development, juvenile justice, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, environmental justice, music journalism, education, digital media, technology, women's entrepreneurship, politics and more. In past lives she was an editor-in-chief, marketer, community organizer, artist and entrepreneur. Boyuan likes to collage and watch comedy specials on Netflix in her spare time, and lives in Brooklyn with her fiance and cat. She has a B.S. in Social Thought & Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.