Hello, I’m Brit— 

I grew up solving puzzles and orchestrating neighborhood plays—preluding a formal education in creative communication.

At the University of Georgia, I studied photojournalism, magazines and graphic design. The foundation of my design practice was built during this time—on-staff and in-house—crafting campaigns, publications, and an app. With an eye for beauty and a head for strategy, I then found my sweet spot in the world of branding.

Today, you will find me tackling visual and verbal identity, naming and brand strategy projects with equal enthusiasm. This work ranges from startups to corporate giants...local businesses to international non-profits. As a designer, art director and resident intern mentor, I wear the nickname,“switch-hitter,” like a badge of honor.

Currently, I serve as the Design Director at Matchstic. Prior, I accumulated experience at Son&Sons in Atlanta, Moosylvania in St. Louis, and have led events, teams and clients for nearly a decade. After several years co-producing CreativeMornings Atlanta, I traded in early mornings for afternoons in the classroom as an adjunct professor. I have lectured at Emory, UGA and Georgia State.

Outside the studio, I head toward wide open spaces with my husband, Wes, and tend to my garden, yoga practice, and insatiable appetite for books.

I closely and curiously study the zeitgeist, focusing on brand culture. A thirst to learn continues to draw me to branding...as Michael Bierut put it, "use design as a secret disguise to infiltrate whatever world you want to go into.“

I believe that the fascinated students, the experimental practitioners and the deeply immersed meaning-seekers will create our strategic and offbeat brands of tomorrow.

If you’d like to chat, work together or have a project in mind, send me a note—shipbrit@gmail.com


Select Clients:
Coca-Cola
Chick-fil-A
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
International Justice Mission

CARE
Enterprise
Heineken
Bacardi
Georgia Tech
inVision
Women in Technology
Shindigz
WonderRoot
Winshape Foundation
Atlanta’s Midtown Alliance
Yellow Pages
Metlife
Prudential
The Rockefeller Group
JLL

Accolades:
2014 Graphis Design Annual - Branding, Merit
2015 PRINT Magazine Design Awards - Best of Region
2016 Featured on Brand New’s Friday Likes
2016 Featured on BP&O 
2016 PRINT Magazine Design Awards - Best of Region
2016 Graphis Awards - Type 4, Type in Use, Merit
2016 Graphis Awards - Poster Annual 2018, Merit
2016 Graphis Awards - Logo Design 9, Merit
2016 HOW Design Feature
2017 Los Logos Vol. 8, Gestalten, p. 27, 352
2018 Featured on Brand New’s Friday Likes
2018 Graphis Awards - Branding 7, Product Design, Silver
2018 Graphis Awards - Branding 7, Furniture, Silver
2018 Graphis Awards - Branding 7, Professional Services, Silver
2018 HOW International Design - Identity Merit
2018 HOW International Design - Identity Winner
2019 Graphis Design Annual - Branding, Professional Services, Silver
2019 Graphis Design Annual - Branding, Product Design, Silver
PRINT’s 365 Days of Design Inspiration
Logo Lounge, Book 11
2020 Graphis Design Annual - Branding, Silver
2020 Graphis Design Annual - Logo, Silver

I believe in beautiful strategy & smart design. / I believe rigorous process breeds magic. / I believe in work that is simple, yet profound. / I believe culture shapes brands & brands shape culture. / I believe in defying expectations. / I believe in believing in those around you.


Speaking:
2013, NPR, UGA mobile app release
2013, Conference Speaker, Educase, “Got Mobile? Evolving the Enterprise”
2016, We Are The Process Podcast
2017, Brand Identity Speaker, Tennessee Craft Workshop, Crafting a Brand that Sells
2018, Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, Non-Profit Branding2018, Guest Lecturer, Lamar Dodd School of Art’s Arts, Career, Entrepreneurship Series 2018, Guest Lecturer, Where to Work Panel, Georgia State University’s Welch School of Art and Design
2018, Presenter, Under Consideration’s First Round Conference, Atlanta
2019, Adjunct Professor, Emory, Intro to Graphic Design
2019, Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, Design Center

© 2019 Brit Blankenship