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In the NewsJune 18, 2018

Recent grad's "Nastybot" featured in FastCo.Design

Berfin Ayhan, 2018 experience design graduate, designed a bot that uses facial recognition tech to automatically respond to internet creeps with snarky comebacks, or block or report them. 

“I think defusing situations with humor can be very helpful,” Berfin says. “You feel like you can be safe behind having fun with it, especially when you’re feeling threatened.”

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In the NewsJune 11, 2018

Three Brandcenter alums make Adweek's Creative 100 list

Blake Winfree (AD, 2003), VP and Creative Director at MullenLowe, and Kevin Weir (AD, 2012) and Chris Colliton (XD, 2012), Creative Directors at Droga5, were named to Adweek's Creative 100 in the category of "rising agency stars who are keeping advertising relevant, fresh, and fascinating."

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In the NewsMarch 22, 2018

How This Unconventional Duo Changed A Conventional Industry

Hannah (AD, 2014) and Jade Sullivan (UX, 2014) sit down with Forbes to talk about Pogo.co and how they're turning the insurance industry on its end.

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AlumniMarch 20, 2018

Change It Up: Advice From 4 Career Shifters

What do a comedian, media planner, medical scribe, and financial sales manager have in common? They are all examples of career shifters that navigated into the advertising industry (with a little help from the VCU Brandcenter’s graduate advertising program). Hawley Smyth, senior admissions counselor, brings advice from four alumni career shifters who used their time at Brandcenter to switch into advertising from another career (and prove that you can come from any industry) or to change teams.

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