© 2019 by Briana McNamara, Michigan-based artist and designer.


I love what I do, and that's helping people like you make an impact on the world through visual storytelling.

My 9-5 is spent at a top brand consultancy, collaborating with strategists and researchers, thinking creatively to bring visions to life, and designing with user-centeredness in mind. 


After hours? You can find me in my favorite overalls, glass of wine and paint brush in hand, creating abstract art pieces 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.  


2019 American Advertising Awards: (1) Gold; (2) Bronze

2018 Hermes Creative Awards: (1) Platinum; (2) Gold; (3) Hon. Mention

2018 American Advertising Awards: (6) Silver 

2017 MARCOM Awards: (2) Gold; (3) Hon. Mention

2017 American Advertising Awards: (2) Bronze 

2016 American Advertising Awards: (5) Bronze 

2015 One Club Beijing Creative Competition: (1) Bronze Pencil

Art exhibitions

Terra GR Restaurant

Grand Rapids, Michigan

July 2019 – October 2019

Linear Restaurant

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Summer 2020

Select clients

Blonde & Bailey*, Bows & Sequins*, Capital Area Michigan Works!, CATA Transportation, Detroit Tigers*, DTE Energy*, Eagle Valley Ag Risk Advisors *, ESI Ergonomics, Guilford Edge*, Haworth, Inscape, Interface, Kelley | Uustal PLLC, Larsen Carpentry*, Meraki Art Market*, Michigan Apple Committee, REMC Association of Michigan, Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan, Tammy C. Barnett, Ph.D*, Three Toes Threadworks*, Wilsonart

*Signifies freelance work