Brandi Sea Heft-Kniffin is an award-winning designer, speaker, educator, and creative leader. With nearly 20 years of experience as a Creative Director, Strategist, Art Director, and Designer, she founded her own media platform that consists of a weekly podcast, Design Speaks, YouTube channel, Design Tip Tuesday, and a blog, Design Matters; all built on her ideas that uncommon everyday inspiration, sensible ideating method, and a process of incorporating words, are the keys 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 a great design process will solve any problem.