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…

A Process as Smooth as Whiskey

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

If someone asked you to compare the creative process to anything in the world, what would you compare it to? I want you to keep that in mind. This piece is going to introduce you to an ambitious and innovative young woman who gave birth to big dreams while living in a small town. Hey, my name is Shelby Deaton… well Piatt as of October 2015. I will answer to both though. I am a recent graduate from Nossi College of Art where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design Media. That is also where I found my passion for the advertising industry. I grew up in the small town of Lynchburg, TN (yes, that is where they make Jack Daniels Whiskey and yes, we are a dry county). Creativity has always been a part of my life. I was that kid who always asked for art supplies for Christmas (One super pack of scented markers and assorted construction paper, please Santa). When the new school year came around I always got a new “spacemaker” art box- you know the one… and of course fresh supplies. Even with my Spacemaker full of art supplies and dreams of arting for life, I knew being from a small town and making a career out of an art degree would be challenging. But I like a challenge. So I left the comfort of my small town and headed to Nashville, TN to pursue to my dream. Nossi College of Art & Design became my…

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