Maddie Brickley grew up in a small southern town until 10th grade when her family moved to Charleston, SC. After high school Maddie attended the local community college to study graphic design for two years then transferred to the University of South Carolina where she graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts. After graduation Maddie moved to Greenville, SC and began her graphic design career in the printing industry. For the next eight years she was part of the digital preproduction department of a medium size print shop. In 2000 she joined the Advantage team as their in-house graphic designer.