We are pleased to share the second rebroadcast of 2021 from our Design Conversations Lecture Series partnership with
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Marissa Brown went from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to Dakota Jackson as Creative Director of his luxury custom furniture studio, and then on to her own studio, Brown Graves, and then teaching. Eventually, Brown became VP Design Director for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, where she designed and managed furniture across a variety of home and living spaces. Brown managed teams of designers to answer to large-scale production while navigating licensed partnerships for Macy’s, The Home Depot, Bernhardt, Staples, Home Decorators Collection and others. In 2018, Brown became the first female director of design in the 120-year history of Stickley, a historic hardwood-furniture company outside Syracuse, N.Y. There, Brown has worked closely with hardwood specialists and craftspeople on the factory floor to realize hundreds of pieces she personally designed.
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This lecture series is made possible in part by the generosity of RIT Alumnus, Chris Bailey and Bailey Brand Consulting.