Designer, Developer & Illustrator
Brian is lead creative director and technical wizard.
After earning a degree in design from the Colorado Art Institute, Brian went to work as an illustrator and commercial graphic designer at a large advertising agency where he eventually became lead creative director.
Before co-founding Adventure Studios, Brian owned a highly successful design firm. He was the driving force behind the firm’s rapid growth into website production at a time when the general sentiment towards the internet, in terms of design and promotion, was often expressed with the words, “It’s probably just a fad.”
Sensing it was time to make a change (something he's famous for), Brian sold his design firm, renovated his 1920's garage, moved in his computers and his Mad Men era, Hamilton Stratasteel dial-a-torque drafting tables (with optional outlets) and launched the "virtual studio" — a first of its kind. That was almost 10 years ago. In that time, Brian has taken on numerous complex design and development projects, including the creation of an online publishing platform currently in use in over eight languages around the globe.
Brian’s award-winning career in design along with 25+ years of experience as a designer, executive director and entrepreneur, have provided him with a keen sense about what users need from technology.
Brian is a witty illustrator, a realistic painter, a passionate designer and a generous mentor. He rides a Stella or a Harley, depending on the mood, and parks both inside the studio. According to Brian, "Cars sleep outside, bikes stay in."
My Favorite Tools
• Skype/Acrobat Connect/iPhone
• Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15"
• Apple iPad Air
• Caslon Marker Paper
• Adobe CC Illustrator/Indesign/Lightroom/Photoshop
• Adobe CC Dreamweaver/Edge Animate/Draw/Line
• Final Cut Pro/QuickTime/iStopMotion
• Lamy Scribble Pencil
• Pencil by FiftyThree
"If you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon find yourself without it. Your life will be improverished. But if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life."
— Frank Lloyd Wright
I've included a selection of work from my career that spans almost three decades. These are some of my favorites.