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Allison Braund

Allison was born to ask questions. She loves to analyze people, motivations, origins, and general topics about the universe. She dislikes tradition and cringes when the explanation for something is “this is just the way we’ve always done it.” Her design work reflects her need to think differently, but where she really shines is identifying problems and finding solutions.    


Allison graduated from Auburn University in 2013 Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Communication. In the short time she has been working professionally, she has designed for popular brands like Walmart, Purina, KFC, the Smithsonian, Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Pizza Hut, United Way and many financial, fashion, and cosmetic brands as well. She works in a small branding agency in Manhattan and enjoys having the creative freedom that a close, nimble company can bring to projects. She aspires to bring a business sense to the creative world and eventually wants to start her own branding agency.    


At work, Allison is serious and determined, but outside of work she is anything but that. She enjoys going on adventures, being generally nerdy, dancing in public places, reading books, and eating all of the food in the world. She has two cats named Pixel and Java and a fiancé named Roger. You can identify her in a room by her short stature and slight Alabamian accent, and she will most likely have a glass of Chardonnay in her hand.   

The curriculum for The Masters in Branding Program allows students to create frameworks to guide brand, design and business development, critically evaluate brand, business, marketing and design strategies and Master the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Learn more...


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