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Gretchen Carswell

Associate Creative Director, MDB Communications

Washington, D.C.

Gretchen Carswell is an award winning art director with proven experience in making brands stand out.

At MDB, she spends her days creating campaigns for DC Lottery, International Spy Museum, Destination DC, Fannie Mae and more. Her responsibilities have included national television campaigns, radio, brand identity, online, out-of-home, mobile, social media, collateral and almost any other kind of media imaginable.

Prior to MDB, at Goldberg Marchesano, she worked on National Geographic, Iceland Air, ConEd and Catholic Charities. At Rainmaker Creative Thinking, she worked through the dot com boom helping launch the adventure travel planning site and She also lent her creative efforts to Lockheed Martin, World Wildlife Fund, and AOL. In addition, Gretchen spent time at ENC Strategy learning way more than she ever wanted to about government contracting and acronyms working for DoD, DoE and the SBA.

Gretchen is a graduate of the VCU Adcenter (now Brandcenter). Her work has been published in The One Book, Communications Arts and CMYK magazines and exhibited at The One Club in New York as part of a spotlight on young creatives. She was an adjunct professor at VCU teaching design, illustration and advertising. She also helps lead creative thinking workshops to agencies, business leaders and students.

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