Brenda Miele

Creative Director, User Experience (UX)

@life

Brenda is a proud South Austinite and has been living in “The Live Music Capital of the World” long before the Frost Tower became the first official skyscraper in the Austin skyline. She is also very proud of her Italian heritage and is working to build a family genealogy tree to understand and better appreciate her roots. When she’s not digging through historical documents, laughing at cat memes or learning a new trick in Photoshop, she’s usually found enjoying Austin life and kicking back a glass or two of wine with her friends and family.

What cause are you passionate about?
Protecting the rights of all animals and making sure they are treated humanely.

What was the first computer game you played?
It’s a tie between Frogger and Donkey Kong on a Commodore 64. I’m a child of the 80s – what can I say! My sister and I would have competitions that lasted way past our bedtimes.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
As an avid ice cream connoisseur, it is incredibly hard for me to single out any ice cream flavor, but, if I had to choose, Amy’s Ice Creams Belgian chocolate with peanut butter cups is pretty close to perfection. Why? Who doesn’t love chocolate in their peanut butter? Or is it peanut butter in your chocolate. Hmm…

If you had to live in another country for 2 years, where would you go?
Hands down, I’d live in Southern Italy, probably close to the town where my mom grew up. I have never met such funny, happy go lucky people in my life. Italians truly know “la dolce vita”: always having love, laughter and great food in your life!

What album did you wear out in high school?
Still one of my favorite albums of all time: Depeche Mode’s Violator. My best friend and I would swoon to it, full blast, at any and all times possible. I still get a big smile on my face whenever I hear any of their music – specifically Policy of Truth.

@work

With over ten years of creative thinking for companies and organizations, Brenda brings her passion for nonprofits, design and web development to Charity Dynamics as creative director. Her career has lead her up and down the crazy, winding road of .com start ups and has given her great insight and experiences in the rapidly changing world of technology. Brenda has been extremely lucky to work with a number of great nonprofits such as American Diabetes Association, The ALS Association, Yellowstone Park Foundation, and National Kidney Foundation. She has a Bachelor in Journalism from the University of Texas. Hook ‘em!