Hi y'all :)
My name is Brannan and I am a local Newport News (Virginia) photographer and graphic designer. I'm also a sister, wife and a mother to a plott-hound mix named after a lovable but scary comic book villain, Harley Quinn. We also call her ma'am. She is stubborn and my hubby and I were constantly telling her, "No ma'am!" when she was a puppy. It stuck!
I started Brannan Blascak Photography & Design back in November of 2011. I decided to leave my amazing job as the Manager of Creative Media Services for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to pursue my PASSION for photography. I also missed the hands-on design process. I realized while directing a photo shoot one day, that I wanted to take the photo, art direct and maybe place the image in a great layout. Can't do it all, but I was certainly going to try.
I have been creating art ever since I can remember. I come from any entire family of artist and writers. My dad, William Heywood Sr., was a brilliant furniture designer. After he retired he became an acclaimed watercolor artist in Yorktown, Virginia. My mom, Roxanne Heywood, owned her own advertising agency, Admark Ltd., since 1985. I worked and studied with her since I was 12 years old. My first advertising design was illustrating a huge smile that would be placed on a stick. This promotional piece was mast produced and Jefferson National Bank gave the item to their bankers to show them how much, "you, as a partner at Jefferson National, will smile after banking here". Very exciting! My passion for communication design grew from there.
People are my passion. I live to make people happy with photography and design. It is the way I express myself. What I love the most about design is how it is communicated and the social dynamics of how it can change perceptions and perspectives. I truly believe that art, photography, design, ideas, communication unites us all.
I am here to help you with any creative design idea you have. Each creation is designed towards your special inspiration.
I would love to help bring your design story to life! And we can do it together.