Brendan

Graphic Designer
Detroit, MI
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I’m a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, musician, and creator who is passionate about using art & design as a means for finding beautiful, practical, thoughtful, and ethical solutions to creative problems. I’m inspired by a wide array of media & modes of creation, from contemporary pop culture, DIY, film, mid-century design, photography, collage, print-making, and type design.

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Work Experience
Unsold Studio
Graphic Design Intern
2018–2019
Detroit, MI
Studio Incognita
Graphic Designer (Temporary Contract)
2020–2021
Ferndale, MI
2018–2019
Detroit, MI
University

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You should pick me becuase

I’m committed to productive collaboration, and to always learning to further my craft, and to broaden my perspective & understanding in order to best serve the needs of a project — I’m not afraid to fail upward in pursuit of thoughtful creative solutions.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

You should select me because

I’m committed to productive collaboration, and to always learning to further my craft, and to broaden my perspective & understanding in order to best serve the needs of a project — I’m not afraid to fail upward in pursuit of thoughtful creative solutions.

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

How are creativity and innovation related?

Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

In order to stand apart from their competitors, and to make meaningful and impactful connections to their audience. If a company doesn’t present itself in a way that clearly expresses their vision and intention, then their audience will be less likely to connect, even if they share the same values.

You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

Work on a small, self-contained project in a medium or format I’m unfamiliar with. I enjoy being out of my comfort zone in a controlled setting, which allows me to find a different approach or perspective or technique that I wouldn’t have known before. I also find that being outdoors, going for a walk or bike ride, can also help give me some space to think about a challenge from a different perspective.

What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

Explain your creative process

What is the best advice that you have been given?

To approach design and artistic practice as something that is cultivated over a lifetime, rather than as a race to reach a certain goal as fast as possible. I love what I do, and it’s important to me that I’m able to sustain my work and practice for a long time, and not be in a rush to get burnt out in the pursuit of a certain standard or expectation of achievement. I want to use design to impact positive change in the world and my community, and I know that fulfillment doesn’t happen overnight.

What is your definition of creativity?

I see creativity as each person’s unique perspective or approach to life as a whole. Even those who don’t think of themselves as the creative type are still making thousands of small choices everyday that are unique to them, and I think successful ‘creatives’ are the people that are able to understand those patterns, and to apply them to solving problems in a non-rigid and flexible way, that produces something beautiful, not just in the aesthetic sense.

What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Aretha Franklin — Since You’ve Been Gone Cheekface — We Need a Bigger Dumpster The Beatles — In My Life BADBADNOTGOOD — Time Moves Slow Fountains of Wayne — Please Don’t Rock Me Tonight Counting Crows — You Can’t Count On Me Bon Iver — iMi reggie — Ain’t Gon Stop Me Bright Eyes — Gold Mine Gutted Los Campesinos! — Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats

How do you want people to remember you?

I always hope to have had a positive impact on the people in my life, however small it may be. I hope that people remember me as someone kind, accepting, and welcoming above all else, but I also hope that they see me as a very positive and inspiring person to work with, or to talk with.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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