Brenna Mickey

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Hello! My name is

Brenna Mickey

About Me

BRENNA MICKEY

I have a passion for visual design and creating the perfect blend of multimedia for clients. I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania for 27 months, am a typography enthusiast and was a 4-year college basketball player.

I have been to 25 different countries and love learning about new cultures. I can speak two other languages fluently: Albanian and HTML5/CSS.

  • HOME STATE
    NC
  • LANGUAGES
    2
  • MASTERS IN
    iMedia

Education



  • M.A. IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA

    Elon University, May 2014

    Strengthened my skills in photography, videography, web design, user experience and content strategy. Worked with my peers and individually to produce interactive projects.

  • B.A. IN MASS COMMUNICATION,
    MINORS: GRAPHIC DESIGN & ADVERTISING

    Peace College, May 2010

    Developed a strong understanding for communication and marketing theory. Expanded my skills as a graphic designer, including learning the importance of hand and computer skills.

Work Experiences

Most recent and relevant work experiences
Download my full resume here.

  • Oct. 2013--Jan. 2014

    Creative Director

    Worked locally in North Carolina as well as in Havana, Cuba on a team, to produce an interactive online presence of Old Havana's restoration initiatives. Responsibilities included managing creative workflow of all team members and personally producing high standards of creative output. RestoreOldHavana.org

  • March 2011--July 2013

    Peace Corps

    Collaborated regularly with local organizations and international NGOs on project implementation, branding, social media marketing strategies and strategic planning. Lived and worked in the Municipality of Bajram Curri, a town of 5,000 residents in northern Albania. Lead a nation wide Gender Development documentary series, representing Albanian's opinions on gender roles. Barazia Gjinore YouTube | BaraziaGjinore.com

  • July 2010--Dec. 2010

    Photographer

    Responsibilities included: setting up lighting, backdrop and computers for a mobile photography studio and producing professional photographs for up to 30 clients a day. Additionally responsible for designing the layout and content of client publications.

  • May 2010--Aug. 2010

    Marketing Intern

    Worked as a team to create awareness of the mission of Habitat for Humanity through implementing a marketing plan. Developed print pieces and designed a billboard for the Restore, Habitat for Humanity's discount furniture store.

Approach

I believe that my design skills will solve communication problems through intuitive visual design. Accompanied with various multimedia skills, I provide clients with relatable visual elements that represent their individual brand.

  • 95%

    BRANDING

    My background in print and layout design has sharpened my eye for detail in creating online graphics. I have worked with a range of clients, including non-profits, large corporations and individual branding.

  • 80%

    WEB DEVELOPMENT

    Producing responsive websites that work well across browsers and through all devices (desktop, tablet & smart phone) is key to web development. I work side by side with clients, producing user friendly sites that communicate the clients visual identity.

  • 95%

    VISUAL STORY TELLING

    Storyboarding is a beginning part of every design process and I understand the importance of sketching and organizing content. Proficient in research, storyboarding, as well as shooting and editing videos for the web.

  • 70%

    USER EXPERIENCE

    I understand the process of usability testing and the importance of knowing your audience. I have used paper prototyping, usability testing and heat mapping software to conduct user experience on various projects.

Software Skills

Software I currently use to produce projects: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Wordpress, Coda & Microsoft Office.

  • Web Design

    I can develop websites on Wordpress modifications or through HTML/CSS. I understand the importance and have experience in mobile and responsive web design.

  • Print Design

    My eye for detail allows me to produce high quality print pieces, ranging from branding, page layout and book cover design.

  • Photography

    What started as a hobby has proved to add yet another tool in my interactive media tool belt. Travel photography fueled my passion to show people's stories through the lens of my camera.

  • Videography

    History has proven I successfully work well in teams or independently, producing projects that effectively tell a client's story is extremely important in all the work I produce.

Characteristics

  • Excellent communication

  • Adaptable

  • Strong work ethic

  • Reliable

My online portfolio

Here's my online portfolio, displaying some of the best works I have produced.
Download my full resume here

Portfolio

Mobile Web Design

Single Bros. Bar Mobile Site

Single Bros. Mobile Site

  • Role:Web Developer
  • Client:Single Bros. Bar - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Year:2013

Developed a mobile website for a local bar in Downtown Winston-Salem. Most traffic was coming from mobile users, looking for the location or contact information of the establishment.

View my process Mobile Jquery version
Portfolio
Portfolio

RestoreOldHavana.org

Creative Director for interactive website

RestoreOldHavana.org

  • Role:Creative Director
  • Clients:Old Havana, Cuba
  • Year:2013-2014

Acted as the Creative Director on a team. Responsibilities in included managing creative production of all team members and producing high quality deliverables.

Personally produced logo, all branding concepts, web graphics, infographics and behind the scenes videos.

View Website View Videos View Infographics
Portfolio
Portfolio

Infographics

Layout & design for various clients

Infographics

  • Role:Designer
  • Clients:NCPCA and RestoreOldHavana.org
  • Year:2013-2014

Designed infographics for various clients, including the NCRPCVoutreach.com and RestoreOldHavana.org.

View my process
Portfolio
Portfolio

Print Design

A range of branding and layout

Freelance Graphic Design

  • Role:Designer
  • Clients:Habitat for Humanity, Peace College, Peace Corps Albania
  • Year:2011-2014

Represented the identity of the client, developed layout for print pieces and created a cohesive brand for all pieces.

Portfolio
Portfolio

Barazia Gjinore

Rebranded and developed a web presence for an international gender development non-profit

Barazia Gjinore

  • Role:Web Developer, Designer
  • Client:Barazia Gjinore (Gender Development) Non-Profit
  • Year:2011-2013

Rebranded, developed and designed a web presence as well as a social media campaign for Barazia Gjinore, a gender and development non-profit in Albania.

View Website View YouTube Site View Facebook
Portfolio
Portfolio

Branding

Developed rebranding strategies for various clients

Freelance Graphic Design

  • Role:Designer
  • Client:SOGAL, WRI, Barazia Gjinore, Mickey & Co. Hair Designs, RestoreOldHavana.org
  • Year:2011-2014

Rebranded various non-profit clients, allowing them to present themselves in a way that reflects their company.

View Website
Portfolio
Portfolio

Social Media Presence

Developed social media strategies for various clients

Social Media Marketing

  • Role:Designer/Social Media Strategist
  • Clients:Mickey & Co. Hair Designs, Barazia Gjinore, Supporters of Guardians Ad Litem, La Habana Vieja Restoration Initiative
  • Year:2013-2014

Rebranded various non-profit clients, allowing them to present themselves in a way that reflects their company.

Mickey & Co. Hair Designs Gender Development SOGAL La Habana Vieja
Portfolio

Contact Details

  • Available on request
  • North Carolina, USA
  • BrennaMickey@gmail.com

Availability

Currently looking to relocate and searching for a full-time position as graphic designer. Taking inquiries for freelance design, videography and photography clients.