Brandon Keelean works as a designer and strategist—most recently at 50,000feet, a creative agency in Chicago. His professional practice includes work in identity, brand expression, art direction, motion graphics and communication strategy for organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BMW, Mastercard, MINI, Sony, and William Blair.
He is a three-time Sappi Ideas That Matter grant recipient, receiving grants totaling $90,000 for Johannesburg-based Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation (KNF) and $50,000 for Chicago-based Peace Care. His work with the KNF includes the creation of two children’s books and associated teaching materials addressing the stigma associated with two pressing social issues in the community—xenophobia and HIV. His work for Peace Care, a non-profit working to improve basic medical care in low- and middle-income communities around the world, includes communication materials to elucidate Peace Care’s complex partnership model, including a short documentary film.
Brandon is currently completing the Master of Design program at the University of Michigan focused on how design can be used to intervene in society’s most wicked problems through an integrative process. He received a B.F.A. in Design from the University of Notre Dame.
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Areas of expertise
Product Design, Visual Communications, Communications Strategy, Brand Identity, Art Direction, Motion Graphics, Design Research