J. Dontrese Brown is a motivational creative design professional who has brought passion, inspiration and dedication to each opportunity in his professional journey. He is a leader among leaders who is relentless in his pursuit to challenge those around him to stimulate growth and elevate performance. “D” always has a smile on his face and idea in his back pocket. His passion and drive have resulted in garnering the highest respect and praise from all who know him, personally and professionally.
A courageous leader, Dontrese is committed in helping others maximize their potential. From teaching graphic design at his alma mater Georgetown College (KY), to being appointed Chair for AIGAs In-House INitiate Steering Committee, he leads by example and builds teams accordingly. His thirst for good design, creative strategy and teamwork is the driving force that inspires all those around him. He is an exceptional communicator who fosters a culture of excellence through a compelling vision of respect, integrity and empowerment.
An active tri-athlete, Dontrese also enjoys relaxing with his family and friends, having a neat bourbon with a nice cigar and reading anything and everything that feed his hunger for motivation, thought leadership and inspiring others to change the world through design.