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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.

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 |

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