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046. A Conversation with Dontrese Brown

This week, Ryan and Garreth sit down with Dontrese Brown, a designer who has had his hands in all kinds of experiences from teaching to branding to social justice. Despite how varied his work may seem, the theme of his work has been steadily promoting the good of other people and society. Sit back and listen as Dontrese shares his work, his passion, and his top five MCs with us.

J. Dontrese Brown is a motivational creative design professional who has brought passion, inspiration and dedication to each opportunity in his professional journey.  He has led various teams from a creative and development perspective, building strong relationships and pushing processes and design to the maximum.  His thirst for brand design, creative strategy and teamwork is the driving force that inspires all those around him.

Brown is currently the Executive Director of the EDGE Career Center at Randolph-Macon College. Prior to this role, he served as the Director of Brand Creative at Capital One and the Creative Director of Victorinox Swiss Army, among other creative positions. Brown holds a BFA from Georgetown College and an MFA in graphic design from Savannah College of Art & Design. He and his business partner recently launched BROWNBAYLOR, a creative firm located in Richmond, Virginia following the massive success of their branding work with the newly renamed Arthur Ashe Boulevard.

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