Defining yourself through the failures, not the successes – that is the journey.
I’ve listened to many, many speakers talk about all the great things that they have accomplished; although it was inspiring in many points, it also seemed that they were so untouchable and not real or you had to have a special gift within to reach those goals. I want people to know that it is not about the successes that make you or your journey unique—it’s the failures. So, out of all my success – it’s the failures that have made me and this journey.
Recently relocated to Richmond from southern Connecticut, J. Dontrese Brown is a motivational creative design professional who has brought passion, inspiration and dedication to each opportunity in his professional journey. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from Georgetown College, Kentucky as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from Morehead State University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design. Dontrese has led various teams from a creative and development perspective, building strong relationships and pushing processes and design to the maximum. His thirst for brand design, creative strategy and teamwork is the driving force that inspires all those around him.
Dontrese joined CapitalOne last April as Director, Brand Creative and was formerly North America Creative Director at Victorinox Swiss Army and on the Board of Directors for AIGA Connecticut. Come join us on the 29th for some creative inspiration and to welcome Dontrese to Central Virginia!