As part of the Identity series, the RMCAD community was invited to join the VASD Program for a special engagement with Creative Director Ellen Bruss, of Ellen Bruss Design (www.ebd.com).

Students had the opportunity to visit the EBD studio where Bruss talked about the firm’s philosophy and her own passion for art and design.

EBD is a marketing and branding firm dedicated to marketing strategy, advertising, corporate identities, marketing collateral, web sites, environmental design, outdoor and radio. The firm specializes in real estate, mixed use developments, retail shopping center and retail product marketing. EBD’s creative efforts have resulted in awardwinning national and international recognition in hundreds of publications and numerous blogs including Print Magazine, Communication Arts, Graphis, Creative Quarterly, GD USA, HOW International, The DieLine and PaperSpecs. Prior to EBD, Ellen’s branding experience included the music industry, retail and consumer business. Ellen has over 30 years of marketing experience and has branded numerous companies from start-ups to established organizations. Ellen was just featured as Graphic Design USA as a 2014 Person to Watch.