The Founder.

Ashley Korin Black is the Founder and Executive Director of the Korin Black Project®. Korin is a professional model and motivational speaker. She is also the President & CEO of Korley Ink Designs, a graphic design company.

In 2010, Korin founded the KBP® to inspire, support and empower young girls and women to become poised and confident leaders in their personal lives and communities. The KBP® provides educational, self-improvement and image based workshops for pre-teens/teens girls that address the issues of self-esteem, confidence and fear of accomplishment. Korin has purposefully designed the workshop curriculum to integrate various self-esteem building activities, as well as professional coaching geared toward improving confidence.


Korin started the foundation to address the issue of low self-esteem among female teenagers and their peers, by providing mentor and tutor resources as well as promote arts and science educational opportunities. Korin’s mantra is “Confidence is not one thing, it is Everything.”

After leaving college in 2007, Korin’s entrepreneurial instinct inspired her to set up Korley Ink Designs []; a cutting edge, brand and marketing oriented graphics design company. Korley Ink services range include logo design, corporate identity development, website design and art direction.

Korin attended Maria High School, an all-girl catholic school, located on the south side of Chicago where she graduated with a 3.9 GPA. Her academic excellence and dedication to her studies, led to her being offered scholarships and grants, to attend Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She graduated from Bradley with a B.A. in Advertising and Multi-Media.

Korin is currently writing a series of guidebooks entitled “The Fashion Model’s Guide” to accompany the KBP® image workshops, that will also be sold as an e-book.