Hello! I'm Devan

I'm Devan Brush. I'm from Raleigh, North Carolina. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2017, with BFA Graphic Design. My passion for graphic design started back in elementary school when I would scrapbook everything I could. From there I was editor-in-chief of yearbook throughout high school and ever since design has been a consistent passion of mine.

Design is about telling a visual story. Everybody has a story to tell whether it's a brand, an event, or a concept; it all has a purpose. They all have to start somewhere. I love being able to figure out what that story is and designing it in a way that represents them. If you'd like to contact me about my work, please email me at dbrush94@gmail.com.

Resume



Work Experience

Creative Director: The Peel Literature and Arts Review | Boone, NC

  • Lead Designer of the annual publication
  • Design and code the website
  • Plan and design promotional materials for publication and events
  • Assist Editor-in-Chief with crucial decisions surrounding the organization
  • Presentation to College Media Association in New York, NY on Publication Design

Web Design Intern: K’NEX Brands | Hatfield, PA

  • Code pages of the new corporate website in development and the live site
  • Design elements (iconography, page layout, typography)
  • Research, organize, categorize, and critique information for new site
  • Design, code and implement contests and sweepstakes for social media
  • Worked events such as the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Graphic Design Internship: Chemware | Raleigh, NC

  • Redesigned and updated responsive corporate website
  • Redesigned marketing collateral: spec sheets, brochures, product briefs

Graphic Design Internship: K'NEX Brands | Hatfield, PA

  • Designed instruction booklets for products
  • Manipulated and masked models and helped execute photo shoots
  • Created education standard sheets for all K'NEX educational products
  • Interacted in meetings, reviews and focus groups

Education

Appalachian State University | Boone, NC

  • BFA Graphic Design, Graduation: June 2017
  • Study Abroad: Italy, Field Experience Photography
  • Study Abroad: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Hybrid Print + Design
  • Instructional Assistant: Taekyeom Lee, Interaction Design
  • Research Assistant: Jody Servon
  • Club Membership: AIGA

Achievements

  • GLITCH National Design Competition Exhibition, Starkville, Mississippi
  • The 9th Wave: Spring Release of Peel Publication, Reckless Arts Studio, Boone, NC
  • Leader of Distinction Award, Appalachian State University
  • FUSE BOX: Senior Exhibition, Smith Gallery
  • ACP Pacemaker Magazine Award for The Peel Publication
  • Call for Submissions Exhibition, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, Boone NC
  • Ocho: Spring Release of Peel Publication, Nth Gallery, Boone, NC
  • Dean’s List

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite, Photography (Digital + Film), HTML + CSS, PHP, JQUERY, Javascript, WordPress, SQL Workbench, NopCommerce (e-commerce platform), Risograph