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We reject the notion that design should be one-dimensional. We emphasize aesthetics without losing sight of strategy. We partner with brands that are non-traditional in their thinking. We work as one to accomplish the tasks of many. We challenge. We solve. We forge ahead. We are BRIGADE.
We are builders and guardians. We thoughtfully and consistently create striking work that builds brands from the ground up and grows existing ones.
Through hands-on research, trial and mockups, our team creatively rethinks packaging to create stunning designs that stand out on shelf.
We help brands develop a powerful presence in the digital landscape through user focused sites, digital campaigns and web graphics.
"There are three responses to a
piece of design - yes, no, and WOW!
Wow is the one to aim for."
executive creative director
Founder and Executive Creative Director, Kirsten Modestow, is one of Graphic Design USA’s ‘People To Watch” in 2016. Over the last 10 years, she pioneered a new model for how creative product is developed in the 21st century, building an exceptional branding and design studio, BRIGADE, in a remote New England town that produces award-winning design for a notable roster of global clients. Under her leadership, BRIGADE has won 2 Effies for SVEDKA Vodka, multiple Addies for Own Skincare and Foodzie, including a gold for the YesTo guerilla campaign, and GDUSA American Package Design Awards for Vertical Water, Weleda North America, Frontier Bites, and SVEDKA Vodka, among others.
Before founding BRIGADE in 2006, Modestow achieved national recognition for her work on Electronic Arts, CMT Networks, and Dunkin’ Donuts. As a former All-American swimmer, she thrives on intense situations, including tight timelines, demanding clients, and controlling (with varying degrees of success) a giant dog and husband and two not-so-giant-yet children.
Contact Kirsten directly at Modestow@wearebrigade.com
"Together, we can make it better."
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associate creative director
"Never listen to your parents."
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People We’ve Worked With
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people to watch in 2016
Kirsten Modestow is in her ninth year as Creative Director at BRIGADE. In that time, she’s helped her creative team navigate national and international assignments…