Madia Brown, is an award-winning visual journalist and founder of Brandire, a DC-based full-service creative marketing studio.
Before founding Brandire, Madia worked as a visual journalist and art director for The Washington Post for 13 years where she won multiple awards from 2012-2017 for excellence in art direction and news page design.
During that time, she used her skills to provide branding and graphic design services to startups in her free time because she believed that starting a business can change the trajectory of a family’s (or a community’s) legacy.
That revelation inspired her to start Brandire, which delivers marketing communications expertise across multiple sectors to clients from startups to multi-million dollar organizations. Since inception, Brandire has serviced nearly 100 clients globally.
Madia has an MBA, and along with her background and experience as a journalist, she combines the art of storytelling and the science of strategy to master a new concept she calls Holistic Storytelling. She received education from Norfolk State University, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and St. Mary's Twickenhamm in London, England.
When she is not working, Madia gives back to graduate students at Trinity Washington University, teaching them courses on digital and visual storytelling. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Sarah’s Circle DC, an award-winning affordable housing residence and wellness center for very low-income seniors.