As vital members of the team, Brittany Ouellette and Gayle O'Brien bring their creativity and attention to detail to deliver projects that are visually aesthetic and meet their clients’ goals.

Production Specialist Brittany Ouellette
Production Specialist Brittany Ouellette

Brittany is essentially a behind-the-scenes engineer working with the nuts and bolts of mass document creation. She works rapid versioning, creative formatting, document conversion and much more. Her goal is to ensure client projects are presented seamlessly. Brittany earned a degree in graphic design and fine arts at Iowa State University (go Cyclones!).  After graduation, Brittany worked as a graphic designer for Gannett/USA Today, designing print advertisements for newspapers throughout the Midwest.

Senior Art Director Gayle O’Brien
Senior Art Director Gayle O’Brien

Gayle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa (go Cats!) with a double major in graphic design and art education. After graduation, Gayle dabbled in art projects for three years while living in Colorado. She later moved back to her home city of Des Moines and became a graphic designer before landing her job with Trilix.

Both Brittany and Gayle gravitated to Trilix because of the company culture and to use their expertise to benefit our clients.

Here are some fun facts about the newest members of Trilix’s creative team.

Fun Facts about Brittany

If you didn’t work in this industry, what would your second career choice be? 

As a child, I always wanted to be some kind of doctor. My second career choice would most likely be some sort of art therapist. I like the idea of using art and design as a form of therapy to help people.

Do you have any pets? 

I do! I have a rescue pit bull/boxer named Rosie. Some say she’s my pet, but I treat her more like my child.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Anything that includes being with my dog and enjoying good food!

Are you a morning person or night owl? 

I used to be a night owl, but now that I am in the “adult world,” I am slowly becoming a morning person.

If you could eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chocolate molten lava cake from Chili’s!

Tell us something that no one would guess about you.

I am half Puerto Rican and half French Canadian. (But don’t ask if I can speak Spanish because I most definitely can’t.)

What’s your favorite food?

Shrimp fettuccini alfredo or my family’s famous homemade mac and cheese.

What’s your favorite place to visit? 

My favorite place to visit is either Connecticut, to visit my family, or somewhere warm on a beach!

If Trilix gave out awards, you would be voted “most likely to…” 

Most likely to start a dog rescue sanctuary.

Fun Facts about Gayle

What’s your favorite meal or restaurant in Des Moines? 

Does the cheese board at ROCA count? THE. BEST.

If you didn’t work in this industry, what would your second career choice be? 

I do have a second degree in art education, but I would probably say owning my own interior design shop.

Do you have any pets? 

Sadly, my husband is deathly allergic to animals. We did have “Fluffy” the fish that lived for five years, when our boys were little.

Are you a morning person or night owl? 

TOTALLY a morning person. As my dad would say, “best time of the day!” I literally think my brain shuts down after 5:00 p.m.

What’s your favorite movie and/or TV show? 

If I’m watching TV, it’s probably HGTV and some home design show. Also, with raising boys, I watch A LOT of sports. 

If you could eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Chips and salsa … I’m not a sweets person.

Tell us something that no one would guess about you. 

I was placed in the back of a cop car in college for eating a cheese stick before purchasing it in a convenience store. No charges were filed. 

What’s your favorite food?

Wine? Sometimes I add cheese and crackers.

What is your favorite place to visit? 

Three years ago we bought a small place in Okoboji. It’s my happy place.

If Trilix gave out awards, you would be voted “most likely to…” 

Most likely to be the first to show up to a meeting. It’s a curse really.