About The Guest
Brandon Ball is a Designer Leader who provides creative problem solving and innovation strategy to clients. He partners with teams to craft and transform customer experiences. He lives and breathes design, combining his passion for the arts with business acumen.
Beginning his career at General Electric, Brandon worked in operations and supply chain. He pivoted to experience strategy, leading innovation and design projects for Marriott. Next, he led and collaborated on human-centered design and traditional strategy projects at KPMG Digital. Before Harmonic, Brandon worked as a Business Designer at Fjord providing people-centric business strategies to public sector clients.
With degrees in engineering, design, and business, Brandon is a multidisciplinary thinker, earning a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (AGGIE PRIDE!), MA in Design Leadership from Maryland Institute College of Art, and MBA from Johns Hopkins.
A proud Atlanta native, Brandon spends his free time traveling, hiking, reading, curating sounds for events around DC, Baltimore, and ATL, teaching at MICA, and mentoring junior colleagues and students from his alma maters.
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Office of Open Studies
The series is produced with the generous support from Maryland Institute College of Art, Office of Open Studies. MICA Open Studies is helping to define the Maryland Institute College of Art as a 21st-century leader in the education of artists and designers. MICA Open Studies fuels creative journeys through convenient and innovative learning models that provide broad access to the college’s rigorous art and design education.