Hello, I’m Brit— 

I use design as a means for exploration and believe that the fascinated students, the meaning-seekers, and the experimental practitioners will create our offbeat brands of tomorrow.

Trained in writing, photojournalism, and graphic design, I bridge disciplines to build compelling brand identities. My work spans art direction, design, creative strategy, naming, and occasional copywriting. I work closely with other designers, strategists and writers, leading clients through brand development and expression.

I've partnered with 100+ brands, from corporate giants to startups, gas stations to TV stations, and global non-profits to international mergers.

Currently, I serve as Design Director at Matchstic. I shape design minds in the classroom as an adjunct professor at Emory and the University of Georgia, and enjoy lecturing, most recently at Georgia State and the First Round Conference.

Previously, I built identities at Son&Sons, co-produced CreativeMornings Atlanta, crafted ad campaigns at Moosylvania, and have led creative projects and teams for over a decade.

Curiosity about the world around me continues to draw me to this work. Michael Bierut put perfectly when he advised: “use design as a secret disguise to infiltrate whatever world you want to go into.”

Outside the studio, I enjoy living in the country with my daughter, and husband, Wes.

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

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.

Select Clients

Human Rights Foundation
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
International Justice Mission
Enterprise CarShare
Georgia Tech
Women in Technology
Ameris Bank
WinShape Foundation
Yellow Pages
The Rockefeller Group
Atlanta Midtown Alliance


2013, NPR, UGA mobile app launch

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

2018-19, Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art,
Design Center

2018, 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

2018-Current, Guest Lecturer, Senior Capstone and Professioal Practice Courses, Lamar Dodd School of Art

2019, Adjunct Professor, Emory, Intro to Graphic Design

2022 Circles Conference—Postponed

Features & Recognition

2014 Graphis Design Annual: Merit for Branding

2015 PRINT Magazine Design Awards - Best of Region

2016, 2018 Features: Brand New’s Friday Likes

2016 Feature: BP&O

2016 PRINT Magazine Design Awards: Best of Region

2016 Graphis Type 4 Awards: Merit for Type in Use

2016 Graphis Awards: Merit for Poster Annual

2016 Graphis Awards: Merit for Logo, Design 9

2016 HOW Design Feature

2017 Los Logos Vol. 8, Gestalten, p. 27, 352

2018 Graphis Awards: Silver for Branding in Product Design, Professional Services and Furniture categories

2018 HOW International Design Awards: Merit for Identity & Winner for Identity

2019 Graphis Design Annual: Silvers for Branding

2019 Feature: PRINT’s 365 Days of Design Inspiration

2019, Logo Lounge, Book 11

2019, 2020 Features: Brand New’s Noted, Spotted, and Reviewed

2020 Graphis Design Annual: Silver for Branding & Logo

2020, Logo Lounge, Book 12

2021 Graphis Design Annual: Silver for Branding & Print

2022 Graphis Design Annual: Honorable Mentions for Branding and Print

2023 Graphis Design Awards: Silvers and Honorable Mention for Branding

© 2021 Brit Blankenship