Member Spotlight: Renee Brown

Renee Brown is a passionate Canadian designer who recently moved back to Charlotte after being away for four years. She has a BFA in graphic design from Appalachian State University, and currently works as a Senior Art Director at Midan Marketing, an agency that specializes in meat marketing with clients such as Tyson and the National Pork Board. She joined AIGA Charlotte this year, and is excited about getting to know more about the creative people and events within in our community. Her personal website is

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get inspired a lot from outside sources, away from design blogs, magazines and sites like Pinterest (which can also be a great resource). I feel that going outside, and moving from the computer is a great way to be inspired. For example, graffiti on the sides of buildings, packaging in a grocery store, type treatment on store signage. When it comes down to it, lots of things inspire me but I find the most inspiration when I am away from the screen.

Where are you from?

I was born in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada, but I’ve spent most of my life in North Carolina.

What is your favorite word?

Germidadian…I made it up. It’s a term I use for my kids. My husband is German and my family is from Trinidad but we are all Canadian, so I needed to find a way to say what they are.

What are you currently working on?

A “typographic” story board for a three-minute video for our company’s 10th anniversary.

What’s one goal (professional or personal) you have for the future?

One day I would love to take everything that I have learned and be able to teach it to others.


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By aigacharlotte
Published October 1, 2014