Marcie Braden

Information Designer & Founder, Braden Strategic Design

Marcie Braden is a strategic designer, living at the intersection of visual design and communication. Marcie graduated from Vassar College in 2003, having served as editor of the student paper and yearbook her senior year. Directly out of school she began working as a graphic designer and naturally gravitated towards working with startups. In 2010, she co-founded PokerNearMe, a startup focused on locating live poker games. PokerNearMe was acquired in 2014 by a competitor and Marcie co-founded the same  year.

Realizing that all startups need the convergence of design and communication in the form of business presentation. I have worked with 70+ startups on their business materials, focusing on investor and marketing presentations. Decks that I’ve designed have raised over $35M in seed-stage investment. Additionally, I’ve worked with some of the top brands in the US to create internal and external decks to present ideas and seek funding, resulting in corporate sponsorships totaling over $100M.