Howdy! Bre D. Legan here – I’m a multimedia artist, writer, and dreamer. I love talking about big dreams and how to move from vision-driven ideas to mission-fulfillment action. (It is possible!) I hope to make design, copywriting, photography, and marketing services accessible to those who need them most through my freelance practice, bdl Design ("beetle" Design). Ask about my sliding scale of services for those who can pay it forward and for those who need greater affordability!
I hold a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Art Degree in Graphic Design, Photography, & Writing with a Leadership Certificate from Drury University in Springfield, MO, a Photography Certificate from Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy, and a Grantwriting Certificate from Seattle Central College in Seattle, WA. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Digital Media Strategies and Economic & Social Justice through the Trinity Fellowship at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. I am also the inaugural 2022-2023 Milwaukee Emerging Poet Fellow through Woodland Pattern Book Center.
I was born and raised in a rural farming community of 700 and can trace my farming lineage to the same town for seven generations. I have previously completed a Global Communications Internship in Dharamsala, India, conducted research in Rome, Italy on the refugee crisis, taught weaving as an adjunct professor at Drury, and served as the head of the Marketing, Communications, & Development Departments at a small access-to-education nonprofit in Seattle, WA called Alexander Hamilton Scholars. Fast forward to now: by day, you'll catch me as a full time graduate student and Trinity Fellow, working with the Urban Ecology Center to democratize access to the outdoors. By night, I am a self-proclaimed witch with a penchant for making magic from the mundane. You can catch me organizing with Midcoast Artist Collective, working incessantly with my ancient typewriter, fiddling with an old camera, weaving strange materials with fibers, hanging out in goth clubs, hiking, giving my friends stick n' poke tattoos, building a mini-camper inside my Honda Element, and exploring when I can (my catch-phrase when I was 21 was "21 countries by age 21" which, I’m proud to say, was achieved!).
Ultimately, I strive to nurture a platform of care and support for marginalized folks and wish for everyone to constantly become the best versions of themselves.
they/she pronouns & Mx. honorific title, please!