Managing Partner Troy Cox and Chief Creative Officer Mike Rainey are proud to announce the addition of five new members to the Brand Society team. While not everyone was lucky enough to get a window office overlooking the Mississippi River, everyone and we mean everyone, can hear the calliope from the Steamboat Natchez.
“We’re always looking for both experienced and emerging talent that are good people, too,” Troy said.
According to Mike, “We’re adding some amazing people and The Society just keeps getting stronger. Like the rest of us, they just want to do what they love in the coolest music–food–culture–people city in the country.”
Art Director Gage Burke
Before following his heart to New Orleans, Gage Burke worked at Interbrand Cincinnati, handling big-name brands such as P&G’s Bounty, Charmin and Puffs, SC Johnson’s Windex, and many MARS, Inc. brands including Greenies. With his love for packaging design and restaurant branding, he’s right at home here at Brand Society.
Graphic Artist Jonah Judice
A recent LSU graduate with a BFA in graphic design, Jonah has discovered that he’s passionate about branding and typography. “There is something about solving a problem with purposeful concept and design that is really satisfying,” he said. “I feel like I am getting a lot of different tools in by tool belt, and love learning and growing as a designer.”
Social Media Manager Mei Ellis
Also new to Brand Society is Mei Ellis, who graduated summa cum laude from UNO with a degree in film. Before joining the team, Mei had stints at Online Optimism and NCIS: New Orleans. For two seasons, she worked in the NCIS: NOLA art department where, among other things, she assisted in editing and created graphics for video and print use. She also got to tag along on location and on art-related scouts.
“Once, the pyrotechnics team showed me how they rigged the set to appear to be bullet-ridden using remote-controlled explosives,” Mei said. “That was a particularly cool day.”
Social Media Coordinator Hannah Rote
Like Jonah, Hannah has a BFA in Graphic Design from LSU. While Brand Society is her first job post-graduation, she did internships at Lamar Advertising Co., Where Y’at Magazine and dexinsINTERACTIVE. Check out Hannah’s personal food blog @thechubbychild on Instagram. It’s amazing!
Social Media Coordinator Kristin Selle
The most recent addition to our team is Kristin Selle. Kristin graduated from LSU in 2020 with her BFA degree concentrating in photography. Along with two years of graphic design school and internships managing social media, Kristin has worked as a professional photographer for 225 Magazine and several other publications. “I have a passion for creating content that celebrates brands, tells stories, and captures life’s most important moments,” Kristin said.