👋 Hi, I'm Brittany Leaning.
I am a UX Designer, currently taking the User Experience Design Immersive course at General Assembly in Austin, Texas. I have a background in social media and content marketing, and fun fact: I co-authored the most recent edition of Twitter for Dummies.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. After graduating in 2012, I made the short trek down to Cambridge, Massachusetts to work for HubSpot. I started as a social media intern, which quickly moved into a full-time role where I single-handedly managed the company's entire social media presence. At the time, HubSpot had 1.5 million social media followers across 10+ social networks.
After two years as HubSpot's Social Media Manager, I moved over to the Content Team where I spent my days conceptualizing, researching, writing, editing, formatting, designing, packaging, project managing, and measuring the success of our long-form marketing content. In this role as a Content Marketing Strategist, I even had the pleasure of working from our Dublin, Ireland office for three months. Working in Dublin gave me the opportunity to learn valuable lessons from our global marketers to determine how we should scale and localize our content moving forward.
The past four and a half years at HubSpot were truly awe-inspiring and filled with explosive growth. I witnessed the company move from private to public; from 300 employees to 1,700 employees; from a single office in Cambridge, MA to a global company with multiple offices around the world. I could not have asked for a better company or a better group of people to learn from during my formative professional years.
Today, you will find me studying up on UX design (all day every day) at General Assembly in downtown Austin, Texas.