My Name is Casey
I’m a digital art director living in Brooklyn, NY and currently working with awesome people at Huge in DUMBO. I don’t much care what the medium is as long as the goal is to create something complete, well-thought out, and really, really good looking. I love people, dogs, beards, moustaches, vespas, screen printing, letterpress, touch screens, the internet, typography, cameras, film, simple shapes, good music, good food, rubik’s cubes, table tennis and yoyos.
My first website
The year was 1997, fashion was at an all-time high and the web was young and beautiful&emdash;well&emdash;it was young. We didn’t have internet at home so in order to make my websites my parents would drop me off at the public library and I’d get to work in MS Paint and Microsoft Notepad. Sadly I have no record of these websites thanks to the demise of Tripod and Geocities.
Sometime in 2000 a friend and I started a web design company to make websites for local businesses. We were legit too, even had a business license. My last name is Britt and his last name is Sawyer, so naturally we were BS Webdesign.
I believe you have my stapler
In 2001 my best friend introduced me to the movie “Office Space” and it literally changed my life. Up until this point in my life I wanted to be a computer programmer, but after seeing this movie I decided that maybe the life of a cubicle monkey wasn’t for me. Since I was designing websites and had even graduated from MS Paint to Photoshop, graphic design was the logical choice.
Freelance & College
By the time 2003 rolled around my business partner had switched his focus to video and through online contacts I had made I started freelancing for various agencies around the US and Canada. I also started college at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. After 2 years there the SCAD Atlanta campus opened up and I bee lined it for the city.
The Full-Time Agency Life
After college I continued to work freelance, but after a short contract at IQ Agency in Atlanta I decided I’d give the full-time employee thing a try. I worked at IQ as a Sr. Designer for 2 years before taking an opportunity as an Art Director at Nebo Agency.
No Sleep Till Brooklyn
In the summer of 2011 I moved to Brooklyn and decided to get back to the Freelance game. After a year and a half, I decided to stay put for a bit as a Digital Art Director at Huge.