Join us for our April edition of The Business of Design Series: Be Bold: In Design, Leadership and Life with J.Dontrese Brown
Opening Presentation by local Designer and Illustrator, Maria Fabrizio
J. Dontrese Brown
Chief Creative Officer / Principal
J. Dontrese Creative, Inc: Leadership | Branding | Strategy | Consulting
Dontrese is a motivational creative design professional who has brought passion, inspiration, and dedication to each opportunity in his professional journey. His thirst for good design, creative strategy, and teamwork is the driving force that inspires those around him. “D” always has a smile on his face and an idea in his back pocket.
An in-house creative leader, Dontrese is committed to helping others maximize their potential. From teaching graphic design at his alma mater Georgetown College, Creative Director at Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA) and Capital One to co-chairing AIGA’s In-house INitiative Steering Committee, he leads by example and builds teams accordingly. He is an exceptional communicator who fosters a culture of excellence through a compelling vision of respect, integrity, and empowerment.
Currently, Dontrese is the Executive Director of the EDGE Career & Leadership Development program at Randolph-Macon College – where he continues to follow his purpose and passion of inspiring individuals to BE BOLD. He is also chairman of the board for the Cristo Rey Richmond High School project. A project that will provide education, corporate work study and a transformational cultural shift for low income children. The Cristo Rey Richmond High School will open its doors in Fall 2019. His relentless effort to change the world and show each individual their true potential, but more importantly their ability to reach that potential, is in every ﬁber of his being.