Case Study

The Seventh Wave

The Seventh Wave Logo

Bretty is a co-founding member and currently the director of programs for The Seventh Wave, a BIPOC- and queer-led arts nonprofit that publishes art in the space of social issues.

In 2019, Bretty built the brand’s story anchors, which helped catapult the organization as a visible leader in the literary world.

As a result of the brand work, TSW was featured in national outlets like Poets & Writers and LitHub, and earned national awards and recognition from CLMP, the Academy of American Poets, and more. With a narrative framework in place, Bretty managed the launch of the organization’s new website, which acts as a home base for their digital community of 250+ artists from around the world.

story anchor EXAMPLES

Bretty has developed key, signature programs for TSW, like its digital residency and Community Anthologies program, which received major funding from Washington-based foundations and agencies.