Who is she?
About me, Brittany!
I am from the Towering House Clan.
Born for the Two Water Coming Together Clan.
My (M) grandfather is from the Big Water Clan.
My (P) grandfather is from the Under His Sheaves Clan.
This is how I identify as a Navajo person.
My name is Brittany Gene. I am an industrial designer from Indian Wells, Arizona on the Navajo Nation. In the spring of 2021 I graduated with my masters of industrial design from Arizona State University. During graduate school I had the opportunity to work as the lead graphic designer for Turning Points Magazine (Native American Student magazine at Arizona State) and as a teaching assistant for the Herberger School of Design. Some of my most recent projects include contributing to the Ethel Branch for Navajo Nation President campaign as the lead marketing, design and branding person and becoming a MIT Sole 2022 Indigenous Communities finalist.
Prior to graduate school, I worked in the health care and genetics research industry and freelanced as a designer. During that time I realized how effective the principles of design and user research could be when problem solving and implementing change. My technical skills were developed from years of working with my family on jewelry, textile and apparel design. This ultimately led me to pursue my masters in industrial design. Outside of work you can catch me playing with my dog, running, practicing Diné language, playing basketball and volunteering with community projects.
M.S, Industrial Design - May 2021
Herberger School of Design
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Continuing Education - 2016 -2017
Fashion Design + Textiles + Materials
Mesa CC, Phoenix, AZ
B.S, Nutritional Sciences -May 2011
Minors: Chemistry + Biochemistry
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Adobe Creative suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign
Sketching: Analogue & Digital
CAD: Solidworks, Onshape, Rhino & Keyshot
Sewing: pattern making & material knowledge
Print and online publication development
Branding & logo development
User Research: Qualitative & Quantitative
14 years foodservice industry
Public and video presenting
HONORS & AWARDS
F. Harrison & H. Austin Voting Essay Contest
12/2020 Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
2018 - 2021 Cobell Scholarship Foundation
Design Excellence Nominee
Fall 2019 Arizona State University
Disney Imagineers Challenge: Semi-Finalist
Fall 2019 Disney
Rise Indigenous Peoples Poster Winner
10/2019 Indigidesign Collab.
AIGC 50th Anniversary Blanket Design Contest
2019 American Indian Graduate Center
Dollie Yazzie Leadership Award
2018 Arizona State University
Bahti Graduating Senior Award
2011 The University of Arizona