My name is Brett Rosengren and I’m an advertising and graphic design student at Drake University. My interests lie particularly in branding and logo design, but I also have plenty of experience in print and some experience in social media management. In terms of programs, I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Much of my work is inspired by minimalism and flat design. This comes from my adoration for the Apple and Nike brands, who are known for their simple and powerful advertisements (See my favorite Apple ad here and my favorite Nike ad here). I prefer to stick to very literal interpretations when designing, because people move so fast in this world that they don’t have time to decipher a complex, abstract piece.
I currently serve as the creative director for DU AdVantage, a full-service advertising agency on Drake’s campus that’s in its second year of operation. I lead both the copywriting and design teams in this position. During my tenure, I’ve lead a rebranding of both DU AdVantage and Drake Ad Club, and have overseen work for three organizations so far.
I have strong leadership skills. I’ve spent many years as a manager at a handful of jobs and have also used these skills in various classes and positions I’ve held during my time at Drake. I enjoy lending a helping hand, no matter what the task is. Not only am I thinking of design solutions while working, I tend to start brainstorming solutions for other aspects of a project and offer my input through every phase.
I spent six months as the social media coordinator at a local Chick-fil-A. This not only gave me great experience in the social media landscape, but also helped me refine my graphic design skills since I was seeing first-hand what type of designs Facebook users interacted with the most.
The number one thing anyone should know about me is that I’m way more of a geek than I seem. I’m a major cinephile, with an ever-growing collection of over 100 movies. I strongly prefer action and suspenseful thrillers, but enjoy a good comedy every now and then. My favorite movie franchise is Star Wars, and my favorite movie is The Blues Brothers. I’m also a big sports fan. My teams are the Denver Broncos, the Chicago Bulls, the Charlotte Hornets, and the Colorado Rapids.