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My name is Brandon Minga; I’ve been on the hunt for greatness, something or somebody to dredge me up from the depths and exploit my over grown passions and abilities. Coming off my last few interviews and considerations for art director , I realized the reason i’m lurking – greatness. Looking to work for and with a group of open minded, talented and brave creatives and thinkers, i want something more.
Graduating from MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design ‘04) I imagined myself being a titan in the art and design world. Although, currently, i feel more like a titan adrift, looking for the proper conduit. As the lead creative at my current employer, I’ve had the fortunate experience of working with big name clients like Kohl’s, Urban Outfitters, Anheuser-Busch, Milwaukee Brewers, Chase Bank and even a few Harley Davidson projects; on a variety of projects that also shift in medium. We go from creating illustrations and graphics for apparel to web graphics to print pieces and prepping this art for each of these various printing processes. I’ve used my knowledge of Digital Design and Development for the company as well as for their clients, ranging from e-commerce, blog sites and branded sites. I also squeak in some freelance and contracted work doing digital and web development, print, apparel, illustration and art direction.
Volunteering with the OnRampMKE.com program, i’ve be able to give back to my community as a mentor and instructor for the students. I’ve played a vital role in the creation of the curriculum and teaching processes, as a guest consultant on the organizations board. MIAD has also given me the opportunity to inspire and to be inspired, as a guest speaker on various panels ranging in topic from, “After Graduation” to “Freelancing as a Creative Professional.” As a student, MIAD approached me to mentor and speak to incoming students, jump starting my desire to engage, share and connect as a team oriented member of society.
Looking to work for and with a group of open minded, talented and brave creatives and thinkers, i want something more. Somewhere that i can channel my passion and thirst for creation; and then be asked if that’s all i’ve got. I want to work with and/or for groups, individuals, companies; making waves.
March 2014 / № 079

MINGA | Vintage Future | Great Chicago Fire

MINGA | Vintage Future | Great Chicago Fire

It’s official, I’ve been booked as a RAW Natural Born Artist and will be in the MOSAIC showcase. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery (that’s me), performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. I am honored to be one of the hand-picked talent who are being featured at RAW MOSAIC. For the show I’m going to creating a piece inspired by the Great Chicago of 1871. This will be a part of my #VintageFuture body of work.

GET your $15 TICKETS on my RAW profile - http://www.rawartists.org/http-brandonminga-com

THE VENUE – Bottom Lounge 1375 W. Lake St. Chicago, IL
DATE – March 27th
TIME – 7pm-1am

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

MORE INFO to come as I continue to prepare for this show.Please share, I would love your support and love for you to make the trip with me.

Posted by Brandon Minga Categorized: Art Illustration Tags: minga MKE Vintage Future

Honored to be nominated as one of the finalist for the Pfister Artist in Residence ,  here’s a look at my work and a few moments captured from a gallery night opening at Gallery M in the Intercontinental. If you like what you see please do help me by voting, see below for details.

As i’ve mentioned, i’m currently top 6 in the running to become Milwaukee’s 2012 Pfister’s Artist in Residence!  That means I’ll be creating traditional artwork, live at the most prestigious hotel in Milwaukee, in addition to other amazing accolades and opportunities.  The program is open to public voting but I’ve got some stiff competition; I needs YOUR help!  It’s very easy, all you have to do is email “Brandon Minga for AiR” to amyhansen@marcuscorp.com, once per day until February 17th.

Please, if you would also pass this on to your friends and family that would be very appreciated!  Thank you SO much for all of your support, it means a lot to us and the family. We’ll let you know as soon as the winner is announced.

For more information on the program, visit http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/artist-in-residence/

**You can also vote on Facebook with just a few clicks: http://www.facebook.com/thePfisterHotel?v=app_244811078919605&app_data=vote_entry_id%3D2682931 , Just click this link, click “Like”, then click “Vote” under Brandon’s bio. If the vote section doesn’t pop up, just re-click this link and it should take you to the voting page. Let me know if you run into any snags.

or on Twitter using the #ArtistinResidence

photos taken by Lionel Oswaldox Villatoro of Liosvi Design

sincerely, thanks you.

minga

Posted by Brandon Minga Categorized: Art Design Illustration

January 2012 / № 076

hey fellow KDU minion, looking for that support that helped me win a spot in the weapons of mass creation show! thanks again for that. this time around i’m in the running for a year long residency at the pfister hotel here in milwaukee.  Looking for you all to do the same thing, just a lil bit of clicking everyday til feb. 17th.

help me by voting http://www.facebook.com/thePfisterHotel?sk=app_244811078919605 as well as using #ArtistinResidence on the twitter

thank you for your continued support

sincerely,

minga

Posted by Brandon Minga Categorized: Art Illustration

April 2011 / № 074

VOTE for Minga in WMC

Here’s the skinny – i need your help and the best part is it’s super easy! All i need you to do to show support is click the image above or goto this link -  click me – and just click “vote” on the image above or the one titled Mingadigm (that’s me?!) to vote for my inclusion in this exhibition described below! super simple, it helps the process if while you’re voting you are currently logged out of facebook, doesn’t like that for some reason. 1 click is fantastic, but in order to win it’s all about the numbers; so if you’d be so kind as to click “vote” once a day everyday until voting closes,  you’d be completely awesome. thanks for the help. regards minga

event details – -

Become one of the 20 Designers featured in the design gallery at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2011. Hundreds are considered for this opportunity and you will receive great exposure for your work. It will be seen by hundreds of people (pretty influential people I might add) throughout the festival and the following week.

Talk about getting your name out there and rubbing shoulders with some of the best! Not only will you earn a spot in the gallery, but your name/link will be featured on wmcfest.com and on all print materials!

January 2011 / № 073

VOTE for Minga in WMC

Here’s the skinny – i need your help and the best part is it’s super easy! All i need you to do to show support is click the image above or goto this link -  click me – and just click “vote” on the image above or the one titled Mingadigm (that’s me?!) to vote for my inclusion in this exhibition described below! super simple, it helps the process if while you’re voting you are currently logged out of facebook, doesn’t like that for some reason. 1 click is fantastic, but in order to win it’s all about the numbers; so if you’d be so kind as to click “vote” once a day everyday until voting closes,  you’d be completely awesome. thanks for the help. regards minga

event details – -

Become one of the 20 Designers featured in the design gallery at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2011. Hundreds are considered for this opportunity and you will receive great exposure for your work. It will be seen by hundreds of people (pretty influential people I might add) throughout the festival and the following week.

Talk about getting your name out there and rubbing shoulders with some of the best! Not only will you earn a spot in the gallery, but your name/link will be featured on wmcfest.com and on all print materials!

January 2011 / № 071

Minga X Ocupop X Google

Minga X Ocupop X Google

Minga X Ocupop X Google

Minga X Ocupop X Google

Minga X Ocupop X Google

Huge project to kick of the year! Got invited by my man Michael over at Ocupop to lead the production on their release of HTML5 tees. Ocupop is the creative behind the entire html 5 identity that dropped earlier this week,  http://www.w3.org/html/logo/ . Partnering with W3C.org they got this thing up in a hurry!. step one for me was to take the html 5 icon, separate for printing. step two, get garments in to print. step three, confirm quality and color matching. step four, coordinate the fulfillment with print shop. step five, take additional identity assets and mock-up additional apparel and other promo items. serious amounts of communication and lots of coffee put this thing all together. many thanks to Ocupop for the opportunity and to W3C for jumping behind it and promoting it. now, go grab yours at http://html5shirt.com/

January 2011 / № 070

Phase 2 of the second tattoo i’m going to have Adam from Adambombgallerie.com work his magic on. this is going to start atop my hand and continue up my forearm to my elbow region. going to be a pretty spectacular tattoo when done. this also may be one of the more indepth typography treaments i’ve done. printed the original vector art out to scale, pieced it together on the light table and then proceeded to layer some sketching paper over it inking this into the current phase. had allot of fun with it. and yes, for those wondering, i have consulted adambomb to make sure the line thinkness and variations are tattoo-able.

mingaXadamBombTattooing

minga started work on his second tattoo with Adambomb tattoo’s. this tattoo is going to pretty awesome; starting on top of my hand going up to my elbow region. Adambomb does such great work i’m sure it’s going to be amazing.

January 2011 / № 068

mingaXadamBombTattooing

minga started work on his second tattoo with Adambomb. this tattoo is going to pretty awesome; starting on top of my hand going up to my elbow region from the graphics’s left to the right. Adambomb does such great work i’m sure it’s going to be amazing. this is pretty much the second phase here and i ‘ll be furthering this design by printing it out and adding some my own hand drawn stuff.

November 2010 / № 066

Had an awesome Saturday last weekend when i did a demo on how to customize a pair of black white Chuck Taylors.  Was pretty awesome, had a few folks stay the entire demo, was about 3-4hrs long from sketches to inking the final touches on the shows. Many thanks to Utrecht Art Supplies for putting this all together and giving me the opportunity to share one of my passions. thanks

November 2010 / № 063

Concepts that never saw production, to my knowledge anyhow, because the product was cut half way through. note to self, D&D audio doesn’t pay their bills. odd, cuz they’re supposed to have some of the best audio products on the market today, wonder how that’s possible with open invoices stacking up. either way was good experience and the designs are pretty solid.

November 2010 / № 062

Concept  for the 30seconds to Mars tour tee competition. i’ll keep you posted if this thing goes live. i hope so! would be amazing to be apart of such an epic rock group’s tour.

October 2010 / № 060

Press checking one of the concepts that was chosen for a test at Kohl’s. Turned out pretty hot. loving the detail and pop of the colors, while still having a super soft hand.

October 2010 / № 058

the next installment of the Minga identity. this was developed recently for use on the fine art series of apparel that i’m going to drop soon. don’t blink, i’ll keep you posted! can hardly wait, going to be huge…

October 2010 / № 052

Minga X Str8upinc X Kohls

Minga X Str8upinc X Kohl's

just added a section to my blog called “fresh daily.” the goal is to attempt to post something everyday that i’m either working on or have seen that interests me. thus far it’s allot production shots but it should get more interesting as the days go on.  recently added some newer apparel concepts on my site.  thanks for the continued  support. - regards, Minga

July 2010 / № 050

SWEET, got around to getting some product shots done! i have have to say that when the client gets the proper quality printing done for the the way the art was intended, that maybe my favorite part – quality printing for quality art, seems to make so much sense! HAH

previous post – Album art, layout and tees for the band Before Tomorrow.  super happy with with this project and the band loves it too. complete creative license drawn from their music, is the force behind this one. attend the album release party and they killed it. thanks.

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