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Gene Brenek

Gene Brenek

Office: Lampasas 201
Phone: 512-245-9144

MC4316G – Advertising Copywriting & Layout

Gene Brenek is a creative thinker and brand builder with 25+ years in the advertising industry. Hailing from GSD&M in Austin, he has worked on numerous big-name accounts from A to Z—literally—from AT&T to Zales Jewelry. While on Southwest Airlines, he co-created the award-winning “Wanna Get Away?” campaign, based on the human truth that everyone has those embarrassing moments when they would love to just get away. As a group creative director, he managed multiple teams and felt that being a strong advocate and shaping their ideas were his most important responsibilities.

Gene received his undergrad degree in Advertising Art Direction from Texas A&M University-Commerce. He earned his MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Writing young adult novels is another outlet for channeling his creativity and is a huge passion.