We had the good fortune of connecting with Brielle Killip and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brielle, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I think creativity was bred into me. My mom was a designer at Hallmark in the late 60s/early 70s. My dad was a dentist/dental teacher. One of his major hobbies was wood carving and he has carved/built full-sized carousel animals, including 10 that are on a operating carousel. They always encouraged me in all my activities. I always seemed to be making something. I loved figuring out creative ways to solve problems.
What should our readers know about your business?
I started Blue Linen Creative in 2015 with the goal of connecting with clients to help them tell their stories better through design & marketing. My clients appreciate my collaborative approach to creating more effective communication tools giving them more industry credibility, visual clarity, and consistent marketing. I’m inherently curious, so I love asking questions and understanding the challenges each person or organization might have to help them solve them with design. As a side hobby, I’ve worked with Chris Geissinger and Jennifer Garber designing dresses for the Denver Paper Fashion Show (benefitting DAVA). We placed 2nd in 2019 and I sent that dress to a paper fashion show in Burnie, Tasmania in 2020. We received 2nd place recognition and “fan favorite” at that show. It’s a great outlet to create something that brings joy and wonderment to the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love restaurants with a view, a great cup of coffee at a quiet coffee shop, and heading to the mountains to ski, hike or camp (I can’t give away our secret spots!). For a little culture, I’d be sure to take them to the Denver Paper Fashion Show.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I had some really great teachers and coaches who helped shape the direction of my career. Looking back, I think my high school teachers Ron Clemons (journalism) and Janice Malott (art) were the perfect people at the perfect time for me. They were great teachers who seemed to get the best out of their students and have a great impact on people who have done amazing things.