Strategy & Creative Team
Marie Brewer Powell
President / Creative Director
Marie has more than 18 years of branding, design and advertising experience that ranges from developing multi-media advertising campaigns to creating high-powered designs for national brands. Her background extends 2500 miles across the country from Baton Rouge, LA all the way to Portland, OR. Over the course of her career, Marie has worked her way up the creative ladder from graphic designer to art director, creative director to brand strategist and now agency owner - and most importantly wife and mom. She has received dozens of awards for her creativity from the American Advertising Federation over her career. BREW was founded in 2010 by Marie to provide clients with strategic and creative communication materials that help to identify their brands and grow their businesses. Marie is on a mission to build an inspiring work environment for family-centric people that supports flexibility, encourages mobility and ignites creativity.
After graduating, Becky began her career in graphic design, but working directly with clients quickly led her to an offered position in pre-press technology. Realizing how much she enjoyed working with people, Becky decided to pivot to commercial printing sales when she was offered a position with Hederman Brothers Printing in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Becky built and managed a book of business that included servicing accounts such as LSU Athletics, Our Lady of the Lake RMC and Walk-On's Enterprises. After over 20 years of selling print, Becky is excited to return closer to her design roots! She is able to bring what she has learned throughout the years in printing account management to help clients and grow business.
Art Director / Front-End Developer
As a self-taught graphic designer with a degree in advertising from Louisiana State University, Cristina has been able to bring together her love for design and strategic communication to help clients find solutions for their businesses that are both beautiful and effective in the busy marketplace. With over 10 years of experience in design spanning both traditional and digital mediums, Cristina has had the opportunity to fill a variety of roles while continuously expanding on her skillset. Her passion for design stems from her background with local small businesses, and a desire to help real people find real solutions that help them make genuine connections with their clients. At Brew, Cristina has filled the role of art director and front-end web developer, and has worked with clients large and small, local and national, to develop strong creative concepts and stunning visual solutions. Cristina describes both her design aesthetic and approach as simple, modern, and streamlined, and loves being part of the process from concept to completion. Besides design, Cristina is passionate about good food and wine, fashion, beautiful paper goods, and of course, her family – husband Barrett, daughter Lyla, and son Royce!
Senior Graphic Designer
Katie began her career as a graphic designer in 2002 after graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from Southeast College of Technology. Throughout her 16 year career some of her clients have included Eatel, Gartner Films, Kayu Furniture, St. James Parish Hospital, Monkeys Amok Software Consulting and the Ascension Chamber of Commerce. Katie’s strengths are her work ethic and her keen eye for detail. She is 100% devoted to assisting her clients in an efficient, well organized manner by providing them with high quality work and solutions. Although her background is in print, she also specializes in web design. One of her most significant accomplishments include a 2007 Addy award for her work on a casino website. Katie achieved one of her life long goals in 2013 when she opened her own online store, Spark Design Studio, which she uses as an outlet for her creativity designing t-shirts with a local flair. In her free time she also has a huge passion for interior design. Her style is an eclectic mix of modern and vintage, with a little splash of bohemian. Katie is a free spirit who is grateful for the opportunity to do what she loves every day.
Meghan has always had a passion and talent for art and drawing, which motivated her in her pursuit of graphic design. She visited London during a spring intermission to visit studios and other graphic designers which only fueled her desire to be successful in this field. She graduated from the highly-respected graphic design program at Louisiana State University, and continues to learn and grow her skills while working at Brew. She is eager to provide clients with a design that reflects their mission and vision, and to also provide them with original and high-quality work.
Project Coordinator & Digital Marketing Specialist
Chelsea graduated Cum Laude from Louisiana State University in 2018 with a degree in Mass Communication and concentration in Digital Advertising. Once she got into her major, she realized she not only had a knack for advertising, but business as well, which led her to also pursue a Minor in Business. Chelsea was also on the LSU Women’s Soccer team for 4 years and captain her senior year. Her soccer mentality led to her drive for success and leadership within her work at Brew. Chelsea has more than 2.5 years of experience in digital media. In 2015, she managed social media and publications for LS International, a professional services firm specialized in the fields of executive search, career and leadership consulting. She is very optimistic to learn more about the ever-changing digital media and all that it entails. When Chelsea is not in the office, she is probably traveling with her family and friends. She has traveled to over 24 countries with hopes to see as much of the world as she can. Chelsea's passion for travel and experiencing other cultures has greatly influenced not only her outlook in life, but also her approach to work and client relationships.
Michael is a Front-end Web Developer, with 2 years of professional experience. Mike began coding when he was young, making websites for his favorite Pokemon, but he held several different jobs before finding his career passion in Web Development. Previously, Michael has worked as a Quality Assurance tester for Electronic Arts as well as Customer Service for AT&T. Earning a degree in Entertainment Technology (Associate of Applied Sciences) from Baton Rouge Community College in 2014 began his development journey. After finding work in the advertising industry as a developer, Michael grew a love for helping local businesses reach their financial goals by increasing their web presence with beautiful, responsive websites. At Brew, Mike hopes to continue his work in helping local businesses by leveraging the web and technology to increase their digital footprint.
Production Coordinator / Accounting
Tori Breen graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013 and has found success by opening her own bookkeeping business, servicing clients in the Lafayette and Baton Rouge areas. She is organized, efficient and an integral part of the BREW team. Her young daughter and son keep her and her husband busy, but when she does have some down time, you can find Tori spending time with her friends and family, shopping, or fishing.
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Principal at Peak Media / Director of Media
Melissa Campbell is an award winning media professional with broad-based experience in traditional, digital, social, and mobile media. With over 18 years of experience, Melissa has spent the better part of her career devising media strategies that enhance the creative and elevate the brand. She understands that the most effective media strategy comes from a unique understanding of the brand and deep insight into the customer. Prior to launching her own business in 2007, Melissa honed her skills at one of the largest media agencies in the region and also built a name for herself on the station side working in TV, Radio and Digital media. Melissa’s experience working on both the station side and the agency side of the business brings an incredibly unique perspective that most media planners and strategists don’t possess. She understands the inner workings of the media entities because she’s been on both sides of the desk. As an additional arm to the Brew team, she's able to negotiate the most effective media campaigns while keeping the creative and marketing strategies in-line. Over the years she has earned vast experience encompasses successfully managing accounts in every major sector from automotive to medical, banking and beyond. Melissa makes a difference both in her work and in her personal life by staying actively involved with multiple charitable organizations. She focuses her efforts and energy on increasing funding and awareness to both Autism and Cancer. She loves food…Loves IT! She enjoys pretending she’s a chef, watching her beloved Tigers and Saints, and spending time with her husband and two boys.