BRIGADE Expands Team

BRIGADE BRIGADE, is an independent, woman-owned branding and design agency providing distinct creative solutions that re-energize tired brands and help savvy marketing teams take on the leaders in the category.

BRIGADE welcomes four new talented individuals to its award-winning team, including a digital strategist, junior creative, and creative. 

Kate Fickett: Junior Creative

Our newest team member, Kate Fickett, was born, raised and still resides in the Berkshires. Kate fights her lengthy morning commute with black coffee, back roads, and occasionally starting the morning by having waffles with an unreasonable amount of syrup. She might appear quiet and reserved when you meet her, but when her badass Jeep Wrangler roll into the parking lot you see her in a whole new light. She found her career in design after coming to realize her graphic designer mother’s influence was more than just a phase. “I actually never thought I’d end up being a designer like her until I got to college, and I was like…’Wow, I really do like this, and I’m pretty good too!’ I can only hope that one day I am as talented as her.” What else does Kate enjoy?… “good beer, good pizza, good company, and dogs of course.”

John Silva: Creative

John Silva joins the BRIGADE team as another Connecticut commuter, of which there are now four! Though his trek from West Hartford isn’t the longest commute of the team, we were happy to hear that driving is his happy place. John is well traveled beyond the morning commute as well. Originally from Rocky Hill, CT, he spent time in NYC studying design before returning back to CT. We’re happy to have him in Hadley as his design skills are above par on many levels. John finds his inspiration from all over, be it the endless supply of valuable online resources (dribbble, designspiration, etc) or simply “listening to some dope music.” Wait, he’s published too? Yes, one of John’s lettering pieces was published in “The Good Type Book, Vol 1”. His go-to font choice… DIN.

David Bohl: Digital Strategist

David Bohl is the third David to enter the BRIGADE team. With no nickname to save him and the same last initial as his desk mate, it’s been a great icebreaker for his first few weeks on staff. Before subtly confusing office conversations, David was hiding just down the street in Amherst, MA, where he grew up. He has a BA in Public Relations from Western New England University, and had previously worked as a Digital Marketing Analyst in Springfield, MA. What makes David more original than his name? He is clearly best dressed in the office; his ideal vacation would be a hike through the countryside in Ireland; and he claims that in his youth he invented chicken fries. “Burger King stole my idea and started selling them first. I’m still mad about it.” Chicken fries, hell yes.


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