Brandi Sea Heft-Kniffin

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As a Creative, Art Director, and Independent Designer, I know all too well the struggle to stay inspired and create great work.

For the past 12+ years, I’ve helped dozens of creatives overcome the exhaustion of searching and waiting for inspiration that just doesn’t come and experience the newfound confidence they needed to come up with more interesting ideas to create the kind of work they always wanted. In the years I’ve been designing, I have developed a process that has earned me multiple design awards and has given me the opportunity to help other designers do the same!


With nearly 20 years experience as a Creative Director, Strategist, Art Director, and Designer, she run my own media platform that consists of a weekly podcast, Design Speaks, YouTube channel, and blog as well as products and courses for professional creatives. She believes that every designer can unlock their own inspiration everyday by embracing a sensible, strategic ideating method that starts with incorporating words as the key to creating standout work.

Brandi has been awarded for her poster design work including Judge’s Choice at the 2016 Adobe Creative Jam. In 2017, she was also awarded three Addys and the prestigious “Albuquerque 30″ award from the American Advertising Federation, which celebrates the 30 greatest ideas of the year and has also taught Advanced Design Concepts at her alma matter, Southwest University of Visual Arts. Brandi loves words, process, music, arranging her books chromatically, and inspiration-collecting. She believes design thrives in constraint and that the right process will solve any problem.

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