Meet Deb

What brought you to Brains on Fire?

How much time do you have…?

Brains on Fire has a passion for making human connections and telling stories, and I love that. Learning from and working with a group of such talented, creative, and all around good people is a dream come true.

Design is supposed to be more than just making pretty things. I like to do that too, but BOF truly cares about people and making connections, and to me that’s what design should be about. Whether on a big or small scale I feel like working here gives me a chance to pursue avenues of change, and to make a difference somewhere. I may be a small Midwestern fish in a very big pond, but I like to believe I can do my part to help positively influence the world around me through my work.

What’s your favorite font?
Hmmmm…that’s a tough one, but currently I would have to say Raleway.

If you were a pantone color, which color would you be?
Can I just pick them all? Maybe a yellow? Aqua? Rose? Teal? I freakin’ love colors. I would have to go with 108 U ‑ Sunflower Yellow.

What’s your secret talent?
Singing Brooks and Dunn. Yes, seriously. No, I won’t.

What’s a little-known fact about you?
I am ¼ German.

What’s on your agenda for the perfect Saturday in Greenville?
I would get up early and go workout at Crossfit Potentia. Then go to Southern Pressed Juicery and get a Dragon Blood Bowl. Go to Falls Park. Take pictures of my puppy and the ducks. Go for a hike with my husband. Watch some live music downtown. Then we would finish with dinner at Pomegranate on Main.

 When you were a kid, what did you think you would do when you grew up?Magic. Become a mermaid. Make art. Fly a plane. Become an astronaut. I was pretty ambitious.

Three things you can’t live without?
1. Camera
2. Music
3. Sunshine

What brand or organizations would be your dream client — and why?
A dream client of mine would be Cleans for a Cure. They’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against Type 1 Diabetes. I think it’s great that they focus on improving the lives of Type 1 Diabetics through fitness and in doing so, they help raise awareness and money to fund research for a cure.

What design sin makes you cringe the most?
When type is not properly kerned.

How would you describe your design style?
Clean. Simple. Functional. Bright. Always evolving.

Aliens are coming to visit. You must select three pieces of art to share that best represent the work of mankind. What are you showing them?
David -Michelangelo
School of Athens –Raphael
Starry Night –Van Gogh



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