Brooke C Brandewie

Assistant Professor

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Design - 0016

(0016) ARONOFF 6410

Professional Summary

Brooke Brandewie is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Program in the College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning (DAAP). She received her Masters Degree in Marketing from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati in 2012. She currently teaches courses focused on user-centered fashion design, trend forecasting, applied trend research and analysis, entrepreneurship, and collaborative design/design studios, in addition to the fashion design product strategy senior capstone course.

Prior to academia, she spent 7 years working with the Live Well Collaborative, an international non-profit design organization, which specializes in the conceptualization and design of products and services dedicated to people for living well across the lifespan. She has worked in design and research capacities on projects ranging from transforming the cancer patient journey, pain management, elder abuse awareness and prevention, and personal care, to soft goods and apparel including luxury packaging, garments for the prevention of pressure ulcers and garments for people living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) / Hypermobility.       

In 2016, she was invited to join the International Joint Research Laboratory for Healthcare Design, a collaboration between faculty in the College of DAAP and Jiangnan University, Wuxi China. Additionally, she has facilitated trend research and analysis workshops both nationally and internationally for design professionals, university faculty and students.

Her research interests intersect the disciplines of fashion/ apparel design, anthropology, and wellbeing/healthcare. She is currently engaged in collaborative research that focuses on medical and police uniform design.



B.S in Fashion Design: Product Development Track, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008

M.S Marketing, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012

Research Support

Grant: #R40207 Investigators:Brandewie, Brooke; Fischer, Emily; Gerard, Daniel; Muratovski, Gjoko; Ozer, Mustafa; Said, Hazem 07-01-2019 -12-31-2020 UC's Collaborative Research Advancement Grant Program - Track 1: Pilot Teams Strategic Foresight — Utilizing Predictive Analytics Software (PAS) for Responsible Production and Consumption of Sustainable Apparel Role:PI $24,648.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Research and Practice Interests

Applied trend research and analysis, scenario planning, social entrepreneurship, user-centered design, fashion design, fashion thinking, creative strategy, design anthropology 

Contact Information

(0016) ARONOFF 6410
Phone: (513)556-3887