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Briaan L. Barron

Speaker • Strategist • Designer

I am a Seattle-based brand strategist, content creator and graphic designer working to humanize big businesses and amplify small ones. I've spent over a decade building my knowledge base in communications and visual storytelling, working with small businesses, CBOs & nonprofits, specialty food corporations, and global entertainment brands.

As a champion for media literacy, I like to galvanize brands to think critically about the way their content will be received by today's digitally-savvy, multicultural populations. I have a background as an American Culture and Media Studies scholar and a passion for multi-media storytelling, which inspires me to approach marketing from a human-centric lens. Interning with notable entertainment companies like Viacom and Ruff Ryders Entertainment throughout college sparked my interest in the fast-paced, innovative landscape of culture-shaping industries.

I strive to build brands for both products and people that are anchored by social competence, polished aesthetics and compelling narratives.

 

featured in


 
 
  "Taste Test with Briaan Barron"

"Taste Test with Briaan Barron"

 
  "14 Black Web Designers You Should Hire to Redesign Your Blog"

"14 Black Web Designers You Should Hire to Redesign Your Blog"

 
  "H&M's Controversial Ad"

"H&M's Controversial Ad"

 
 Podcast Episode 6

Podcast Episode 6

 
 

Book Learnings


Sarah Lawrence College

Bachelor of Arts | Liberal Arts

Bronxville, NY

Boston University: College of Communication

Master of Fine Arts | Film & Television Studies

Boston, MA

Seattle School of Visual Concepts

Ad Design & Art Direction

Seattle, WA

 

Principles


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Truth + transparency

I believe in cutting the fluff and speaking from an authentic place.


cultural resonance

I believe in staying attuned to the pulse of the cultural climate.


Sound Strategy

I believe in considering the details of every touch point when engaging an audiences.

 

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bold + refined

I believe in taking visual risks, because minimalism is not the only way to achieve a tasteful look.


color-forward

I believe in the impact of color as a tool for shaping moods and impressions. 


story-driven

I believe in drawing inspiration from moments, memories and experiences. 

 

let's talk


If you'd like to get in touch with me about hosting a workshop, speaking at an event, participating on a panel or all other partnership inquiries, email me at bri@brandingbybri.com. Please Note: I am not currently accepting new brand design or strategy clients.

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