A 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 Creative 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.

Entusiastic curiosity continues to draw me to this work. Michael Bierut put it 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 son, 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, and staying grounded in reality. / I believe in believing in those around you.





Select Clients

Publix
UPS
Chick-fil-A
Coca-Cola
Arthur M Blank Sports & Entertainment
Steelcase
inVision
Human Rights Foundation
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
International Justice Mission
CARE
Atlanta Humane Society
Enterprise CarShare
Heineken
Bacardi
Georgia Tech
Atlanta Journal Constitution
11Alive
Women in Technology
Ameris Bank
WestRock
WinShape Foundation
Yellow Pages
Metlife
Prudential
The Rockefeller Group
JLL
Atlanta Midtown Alliance
WonderRoot

Speaking

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, recurring Guest Lecturer for Senior Capstone, Professioal Practice, and Type & Image Courses, University of Georgia’s 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 and 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: Gresham Smith and Royal Thai identities awarded Silver for Branding

2019 Feature: PRINT’s 365 Days of Design Inspiration

2019, Lazul Logo featured in LogoLounge, Book 11

2019-Current Brand New features: Bell and Prism on Friday Likes; Human Rights First, Ameris Bank, and Keeping Forests on Noted, Big Nerd Ranch on Spotted, and Atlanta Humane Society on Reviewed

2020 Graphis Design Annual: 11Alive logo awarded Silver, Midtown Union identity awarded Silver, Liberate and Atlanta Humane Society identities awarded Honorable Mentions for Branding

2020, Gresham Smith logo featured in LogoLounge, Book 12

2021 Graphis Design Annual: Ameris Bank identity and Cognia identity awarded Silver in Branding/Print, and Keeping Forests awarded Honorable Mention

2022 Graphis Design Annual: Iconoclast identity and Tabi identity awarded Honorable Mentions for Branding/Print

2023 Graphis Design Awards: Human Rights First identity and Signal identity awarded Silver in Branding, and Saprea identity awarded Honorable Mention in Branding

2023 Transform Awards: Human Rights First identity awarded Gold for best visual identity by a charity, NGO or NFP

2023 Transform Awards: Brightwild identity awarded Gold for best visual identity from the travel and tourism sector

2024 Rebrand 100 Awards: Human Rights First identity awarded Distinction, and Brightwild identity awarded Merit

2024 Interview on The Brand Identity’s Finishing Line Series

2024 Graphis Design Awards: Brightwild and Meptik identities awarded Silver




© 2024 Brit Blankenship