“I think of graphic design as a unique way to improve the lives of people. In fact, that’s what drew me to Quackenbush from the start—how their designs create welcoming and sustainable communities.”
While an undergraduate graphic design major at the University of South Carolina, Brazell worked as a graphic designer for student media in the Creative Services Department, where he was responsible for the layout and design of advertisements that published in The Daily Gamecock newspaper and the student Garnet and Black magazine. It was that experience that made him realize the power of graphic elements to create not only unique messages, but to solve problems creatively.
Brazell’s work at USC garnered him some awards, including being named by the College Media Business & Advertising Managers “Designer of the Year” for his collective work during the 2015-2016 academic year on The Daily Gamecock, the first at the University to do so. He was also part of the Creative Services team that won a prestigious “Best Poster Series” award from 2016 American Advertising Federation of the Midlands. The series included posters featuring designs of some of the most prominent of University of South Carolina campus landmarks, including the Horseshoe and the Capstone Building.
While a native of Duncan, Brazell also considers Columbia home, having lived in the area for more than four years. “I enjoy having the opportunity to give back to my community.”