My name is Bri (pronounced like brie), and I live in Oakland, CA. I've been working professionally as a designer for more than 5 years now. Originally I attended school to study Animation, but as I learned more about design I became more fascinated with learning the skillsets for it. Eventually I switched to study Web Design & New Media.
One thing that's always caught my attention for design has been visually communicating and guiding users to help them better understand the product or message that's been created for them. I love the idea of being involved in something that can further provide an efficient, healthy, and smart way of living for people.
I believe that being an empathetic person can only do good in providing and working towards designing things that are universally inclusive to users, regardless of their background. This is why I'm grateful for companies like IDEO.org introducing the concept of Human Centered Design into the design process.
While my skillset is focused in UI design and brand design, I'm currently invested in adapting and learning more about UX and product design, as it pertains to my interest into human cognition and psychology. Something about the research and understanding behind it all feels really exciting for me.
I'm currently a full-time designer at brand agency 300FeetOut, and have been there for over 5 years. Prior to that I worked as a freelance designer for various companies where I put my skillset into print, digital, and ad design.
In my free time I actively look to volunteer my design skills at non-profits that focus on sexual health and education, mental wellness, and help small businesses with building websites and brands that they can manage. I am also actively building my knowledge and skills in implementing human centered design to my practice.
I've previously volunteered at organizations such as the Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health, and the Coalition on Homelessness.