Marketing Creative, Strategist, Big Fat Nerd

Hi, I’m Angela Barian. Born in Los Angeles to a couple of long-haired musicians, I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today, I live in Madison with my husband, photographer Bryce Richter.

While I have a PhD in Sociology from UW–Madison and was a professor for almost ten years, in 2018 I decided I needed a change. So I walked away from my tenured position to follow my gut, start fresh, and learn new stuff.

I am now creative manager with University Marketing at UW–Madison where I help tell stories of the UW throughout campus and beyond. I specialize in bold creative, innovative strategy, and leveraging the UW brand to execute everything from small campaigns to complete brand identity roll-outs. It’s a dream gig, and I’m happy to have it.