What do you do all day? UXUI Web Designer

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Meet Brandi Leath, a Nossi College of Art graduate and current UX UI Web Designer at Parachute Media, a local ad agency focused on social media and digital marketing. Brandi graduated with an Interactive Graphic Design degree and is putting her skills and experience to use on a daily basis. Learn a little bit more about Brandi and what she does:   Why did you decide to become and Web & Interactive Designer?  In the 10 years of my accounting career, I constantly found myself working on UX/UI and graphic design projects within the companies I worked for. This was in addition to my accounting responsibilities. I would freelance web design projects and work after work just for fun. I know it sounds a bit silly, but this is literally what happened. I turned 30 and was watching the movie The Vow. The one where Rachel McAdams was in law school and decided to quit and go to art school instead. I left the movie feeling extremely overwhelmed by the same feeling. I wanted to make art, all the time, not just for fun. So I quit my job and two weeks later I signed up for art school at Nossi College. I wasn’t even sure if I had any talent; I just knew that’s what I wanted to do.   I’m so glad I listened to my gut feeling, it has worked out better than I ever imagined.   What does a typical day look like for you? The very…

Connecting With Fellow Designers

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

This blog was written by Nossi College of Art student, Brandi Leath. Brandi will graduate with her associate degree in Interactive Graphic Design in the 2016 spring semester. She is a marketing manager and graphic designer for the online retail community, mainly in Nashville. Brandi has managed marketing strategies and brand identities for five different retail brands. She has experience in online marketing, web design, eCommerce, digital advertising, social media marketing and 10 years of accounting experience. She has also been an avid member Nashville’s Social Media Club Chapter. “I love being a night student at Nossi, most of the classes are really small and intimate. I am a part-time student, so unfortunately, because of curriculum schedules, I was only able to see my favorite people once a week, maybe twice if I’m lucky to have another class with them. In most classes we critique our work for every project. I LOVE critique days. These are the days I receive constructive feedback, not only from my mentors and teachers, but also from my peers. These class critiques provide feedback that helps me continue to grow as a designer. Because of my limited school schedule, I decided to create a Facebook group for each class I attended. My goal was to provide a safe space to post our work-in-progress before critique day. This opportunity enabled us to really push each other to constantly get better. When final critiques came up, our work was nearly perfect because of all the feedback we…

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