I’m Briana. I was born and raised in Bristol, TN/VA, and love my hometown. I live life with purpose and find joy in the processes of making and improving. Most importantly for this page’s purpose, I enjoy all things creative.

I love helping people create strong brands and tell authentic stories through photography and design.

I officially launched my marketing and communications career in 2008 when I began designing spreads for a local real estate magazine. During and after college graduation, I was responsible for visual storytelling and creative communications for an artisan network organization, a regional non-profit, a behavioral health agency, and a specialized marketing firm.

Since 2010, I’ve won over a dozen local, national, and international awards for photography, graphic design, web design, branding, writing, and marketing, and I’ve worked with some truly amazing clients.

In 2018, I embarked on my dream challenge – a new adventure as an entrepreneur creating content for businesses in the Tri-Cities, Appalachian Highlands, and beyond.

I invite you on this journey with me, and hope to work with you soon. Let’s make something great together!


Clients

I love the variety of client work, and I love the people. My clients become my friends.

  • Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems
  • Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation
  • ReGenerations
  • Living Knot Lumber Company
  • fitPrescriptions
  • Universal Companies
  • The Barns at Chip Ridge
  • Highlands Community Services
  • Bristol Virginia Public Schools
  • United Way of Southwest Virginia
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol/Washington County
  • Automotive Accessories Marketing, USA, Inc.
  • Highlands Fellowship
  • Rotary
  • Serendipity
  • A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts
  • Washington County VA Drug Court
  • Mechanicsville Church of Christ
  • Believe in Bristol
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Alpha Natural Resources
  • The Brokers
  • American Realty
  • PUSH! Film Festival
  • Cross Generations
  • Fox Valley
  • Ely Law Group
  • Wells Fargo
  • …and more!

Awards

2019 Gold Hermes Creative Award – Logo Design
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
The logo for Living Knot Lumber Company was a Gold Award recipient in the Print Media/Print Creativity/Logo category of the 2019 Hermes Creative Awards competition. MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

2018 Gold MarCom Award – Logo Design
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
The logo for The Barns at Chip Ridge was a Gold Award recipient in the Print Media/Print Creativity/Logo category of the 2018 MarCom Awards competition. MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies and freelancers.

2018 Platinum Hermes Creative Award -PR/Communications Campaign
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
“Careers Expo for Youth” PR/Communications Campaign consisting of signage, video, social media graphics, booklet design, backpack graphic design, and t-shirt design received a Platinum Hermes Creative Award in the Special Event category. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers.

2017 Platinum MarCom Award – Written Series
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
“The Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce – The Written Series” was a Platinum Award recipient in the Print Media/Creative Feature Article Series category of the 2017 MarCom Awards competition. The series was published in the Bristol Herald Courier, Clinch Valley Times, The Castlewood – St. Paul Observer, and The Lebanon News from May through October 2017. A sidequel series was also published in The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee / Virginia from May through October 2017. MarCom’s Platinum Award is presented to those entries judged to be among the most outstanding entries in the competition. MarCom Awards is an international competition that honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals.

2017 40 Under Forty
The Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA
Each year, business and organizations throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia nominate 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 to be part of the class of rising stars of the Tri-Cities community. The award, given by The Business Journal of Tri-Cities TN/VA honors the “best and brightest” young professionals in the Tri-Cities. An independent panel chooses the 40 honorees, who join a group that, in the last 24 years, has included future C-suite level executives, successful entrepreneurs, elected officials and a host of other influential community leaders.

2016 Gold Hermes Creative Award – Portrait Series
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
The “Experience Serendipity” portrait series for Serendipity Boutique received a Gold Hermes Creative Award. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers.

2016 Silver ADDY Award – Logo Design
American Advertising Federation
The Loaves & Fishes logo design received a Silver ADDY in the 2016 SWVA American Advertising Awards. The American Advertising Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.

2015 Gold Hermes Creative Award – Annual Report Design

Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals
The 2014 Annual Impact Report for Highlands Community Services received a Gold Hermes Creative Award. Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, graphic design shops, production companies, web and digital creators and freelancers.

2015 Silver ADDY Award – Annual Report Design

American Advertising Federation
The 2014 Annual Impact Report for Highlands Community Services received a Silver ADDY in the 2015 SWVA American Advertising Awards. The American Advertising Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.

2014 Rising Star Alumni Award

Virginia Highlands Community College
The Virginia Highlands Community College Rising Star Alumni Award is designed to recognize Alumni who have enjoyed early career success. Winners are selected by the Association Board each spring and honored at the VHCC Commencement Ceremony in May. To be eligible for this prestigious award, nominees must have earned 24 semester credits from VHCC within the last decade. Additionally, winners will be selected based upon notable achievement in his/her career field, outstanding service to the community and/or VHCC, and inspirational impact.

2014 Silver ADDY Award – Website Design

American Advertising Federation
The website for Highlands Community Services received a Silver ADDY in the 2014 SWVA American Advertising Awards for the HCS website. The American Advertising Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.

2013 Gold MarCom Award – Rebrand/Refresh
Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals
The HCS Rebrand won a Gold MarCom Award for “Brand Refresh”. Our communication department’s branding efforts included in the winning entry were our logo change (partnering with Coburn Creative) and our internal brand execution (signage, print materials, product, apparel, stationary, website, and internal newsletter). MarCom Awards is an international competition that honors excellence in marketing and communication while recognizing the creativity, hard work and generosity of industry professionals.

2013 Gold ADDY Award – Poster Design
American Advertising Federation
My domestic violence awareness poster for Highlands Community Services’ domestic violence task force, Project Jane, received a Gold ADDY in the 2013 SWVA American Advertising Awards. The American Advertising Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world.

2010 Best in Show – Photography

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Photography Contest
My photograph “Pick Me!” won Best in Show in the 2010 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Photography Contest, as well as First Place in the Altered Image category. It went on to be my best-seller for nearly seven years at 606 State Street Gallery and A Work of Art Gallery & Gifts.


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