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Experience

Michele Brautnick hails from Grand Rapids, MI where she spent years earning her stripes as a Design Director for a smart brand consultancy. She’s used that experience to build a business as an independent Designer/Creative Director working alongside her clients to create strategic tools in a variety of applications: print, environmental, video, and digital. 

 

If you ask her for a few ideas, she’ll give you 10 – indicative of her preference for the concept phase. On the contrary, she loves managing resources, schedules and budgets. Weird, right?

JURIES
Ad Club of West Michigan
Northern Michigan Advertising Club

BOOKS
1000 Graphic Elements
1000 Bags, Tags & Labels
1000 Type Treatments
1000 More Graphic Elements

AR100
The Best of Brochure Design
Brochure Design That Works
Color Graphics
Color Management for Logos
Design Secrets: Layout
Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes
Logolounge
Sign Graphics
World Calendar Design

AWARDS
AIGA 365
American Corporate Identity
Communication Arts
Creativity
Dynamic Graphics
Global Corporate Identity
Graphic Design USA
Graphis Poster Annual
Graphis 6 Branding
HOW
PDN
Photographer's Forum
Print Magazine
Rebrand 100
STEP Magazine

I've spent years earning my stripes as a Design Director for a smart brand consultancy. Lucky for me, that experience has provided a platform to build a business as an independent Designer and Creative Director, working alongside my clients to create strategic tools in a variety of applications: print, environmental, video, and digital. 

I love planning, exploring, and working through problems – a project manager and designer rolled into one. And though my skills bridge the gap between the details and creative, sometimes it takes a team to make good things happen. And building a team is easy when you have lots of experience and access to good talent. Good thing she has both.

 Sometimes you'll find me with a camera in my hand. If you do, I might be shooting things like this…

Creative Direction
Visual Design
Creative Project Management