Observant Nomad | About


Observant Nomad started in 2012 after Brianna began working a 9-5 life and found her traveling spirit grounded. The blog became a creative outlet to capture and help inspire the spirit of adventure in her daily life. Today, Observant Nomad has become a lifestyle blog that aspires to encourage others to lead enriched and adventurous lives wherever they may go.

With an average of over 1,600 visits per month, Observant Nomad looks forward to growing it’s community and sharing traveling experiences and an inspired outlook with it’s audience.

New Reader?  Check out some of our favorite posts…

Sparkling white sand of Quintana Roo, Mexico
Get lost in Seattle : Part Two
Explore the desert of Moab : Day Two
Be inspired by designers and bloggers at Designer Vaca in Palm Springs
See the beauty in the dark past of Alcatraz
Take in the impressive Golden Gate Bridge

explore more travel >

How to bring travel experiences to your backyard in Local Adventure
Tips to know Before You Go on your trip
Lessons from my time Living Abroad
Get to know my Hometown a bit better

Or explore our DIY posts, Food & Drink or the Design Work


Brianna Burton is a full-time Art Director from Denver, Colorado and founder of Observant Nomad. Besides creativity, travel is Brianna’s greatest passion.

It started in high school, when she spent her summers as a student ambassador for the US, traveling to countries around the world; including Mexico, Italy, France, Malta, New Zealand, and Australia. It deepened, when she fell head over heels for Spain, while living abroad during 2008.

These days you’ll most likely find her creating something new, speeding away for a weekend road trip, jumping out of airplanes for kicks, competing in triathlons, sampling new exotic foods, or planning her next far away adventure.

Observant Nomad | About


Brianna has a background in advertising and graduated from The University of Boulder in 2010 with a B.S. in Art Direction. After working in the advertising industry for over 5 years, she understands the importance of brand, authenticity, voice, and consistency. She has worked with brands such as Smashburger, The Denver Zoo, Jackson Hole, The Colorado Lottery, Proctor & Gamble, and Kellogg’s.

More recently Brianna loves working with small businesses and blogs who are looking to create authentic and thoughtful stories through design. You can see her work with The Effortless Chic, Storyboard Wedding, Mischo Beauty, Mary Brunst Photography, and Clumsy Chic. Her services range from business cards, print pieces, branding, logos, blog headers, websites, e-commerce and more.

For more information, or to talk about working together, please contact Brianna at observantnomad |at| gmail.com

Observant Nomad | About