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: Albanian and HTML5/CSS.

  • HOME STATE
    NC
  • LANGUAGES
    2
  • MASTERS IN
    iMedia

Education

  • M.A. IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA

    Elon University, May 2014

    Grew from a graphic designer to an interactive designer, sharpening my web skills and understanding of front end development. Learned best practices in videography, photography, coding and agile project management.

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

    Peace College, May 2010

    Expanded skills as a graphic designer, including learning the importance of both hand and computer skills. Earned a strong foundation in communication and marketing theory.

Work Experiences

Currently an Interactive & Graphic Designer at Centerline Digital

View most recent work on Behance | Download my full resume here

  • Oct. 2013--Jan. 2014

    Creative Director/Interactive Designer

    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. Lead a nationwide Gender Development documentary series, representing Albanian's opinions on gender roles. Barazia Gjinore YouTube | BaraziaGjinore.com

  • May 2010--Current

    Freelance Designer

    Produced projects for clients ranging from small non-profits to contracted work for large media agencies. Photography, graphic design, web development, videography and social media strategies are services that I have provided for clients.

  • 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 and user friendly designs.

View most recent work on Behance | Download my full resume here

Software Skills

Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Wordpress, Acrobat Pro, Coda & Microsoft Office.

  • Interactive Design

    I have worked along side developers to create user friendly, visually appealing pages and interactive pieces. I also understand the importance and have experience in mobile and responsive web design.

  • Graphic Design

    My skill set allows for high production of infographics and web graphics. My visual aesthetic is clean and intuitive.

  • Print Design

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

  • Photography & Videography

    What started as a hobby has proved to add yet another tool in my interactive media belt. Travel photography fueled my passion to tell people's stories through the lens of my camera. I have completed projects for clients ranging from small non-profits to a nation wide short documentary series.

Portfolio

Single Bros. Bar

Mobile Web Design

Single Bros. Mobile Site

  • Role:Interactive Designer
  • 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

Design & layout

Infographics

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

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

View my process
Portfolio
Portfolio

NCRPCVoutreach.com

Motion graphic & web development

Website Development, Animation

  • Role:Interactive Designer/Developer
  • Clients:NCRPCVoutreach.com

Developed an interactive website, with user generated content, to connect Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in North Carolina & tell their stories.

NCRPCVoutreach.com Motion Graphic Website Development Process
Portfolio
Portfolio

Barazia Gjinore

Rebranded and developed a web presence for a national non-profit in Albania

Barazia Gjinore

  • Role:Interactive Designer/Developer
  • 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 Design

  • Role:Designer
  • Client:Front Runners, Barazia Gjinore, SOGAL, WRI, Triangle Music Map, 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

Print Design

A range of branding and layout

Designer

  • 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

Contact Details

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

Availability

Currently a full-time graphic and interactive designer at Centerline Digital, located in Raleigh, North Carolina.