I love what I do, and that's helping people like you make an impact through human-centered design, beautiful art and inspiring interiors.
IN MY ELEMENT
ABOUT & AWARDS
GET TO KNOW ME
I studied creative advertising at Michigan State University, where I competed on design teams that traveled to New York City and Beijing, and even landed a One Club Bronze Pencil. Over four years, I worked my way up to teach design and advertising classes alongside some of the university's most prominent professors.
My experience has landed me in my current role as Art Director, Brand Design for Crate and Barrel. My 9-5 is spent collaborating with merchants, strategists, and researchers, thinking creatively to bring visions to life, and designing with user-centeredness in mind.
After hours? You can find me with a glass of wine and a paintbrush in hand, creating abstract art through the practice of intuitive painting. Using traditional mediums—acrylic on canvas—I allow my brush to roam without conscious reasoning. Art is my passion, and it deeply inspires my day-to-day designing.
One Club Beijing: Bronze Pencil
American Advertising Awards, State: Gold (5), Silver (9), Bronze (4)
American Advertising Awards, National: Silver (1)
MARCOM National Awards: Gold (2), Silver (3)
Hermes Creative Awards: Platinum (1), Gold (2), Silver (3)
I've been busy the past few years creating a comprehensive portfolio of work highlighting my talents in art directing photoshoots, designing, developing creative campaign concepts and collaborating with well-known celebrities and companies.
I usually start with one color, sometimes even a few black strokes and everything else is a reaction to the previous decision. I continue to build layers, adding texture and patterns, then step back to assess the piece. And once I'm not anxious about the piece anymore, I know it's complete.
I'm always looking for design moments. Opportunities to add something unique and playful to an otherwise ordinary space. Layering modern with vintage, while using textures and colors to tell a story.
Detroit Tigers, MLB
Grand Valley State University
The Jane Goodall Institute
Jake Arnold, Interior Designer
Kelley Uustal Law Firm
Leanne Ford, Interior Designer
Michigan Apple Committee
Molly Baz, Cook & Influencer
Ronald McDonald House
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces
Veronica Gracia Wing
OWNER OF WOLFBRICK FARM + FLOWER TRUCK
Working with Briana feels like connecting with an old soul. She has an incredible knack for design that carefully blends tradition and trend. Briana's intuition and desire to dig deeply into the why's led my new business to a visual brand that is powerful, lovely and wholly reflective of what I want to put out in the world. She is on point and a joy to work with.
DIRECTOR OF SALES + ACCT MANAGEMENT, BRAFTON INC.
Briana’s design work is innovative, advanced and mature. I’m always confident that she’ll produce great work, especially because she listens carefully to what the client wants and is able to adjust between different client aesthetics. She takes initiative and is dedicated to continuous improvement.