Brian is Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of COLLINS.
For ten years prior to the founding of COLLINS, Brian was the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of the brand and innovation division of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.
Over his career, Brian and his team have won every major creative award. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Creativity, Fortune, NBC News, ABC News and Fast Company, which named him an American Master of Design. Business Week named his flagship store for Hershey as a design “Wonder of the World.” His team’s design of Helios House in Los Angeles, the first gas station using environmentally sustainable principles, is included in The Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design.
Brian’s clients have included Airbnb, Coca-Cola, Facebook, The Ford Motor Company, Giorgio Armani, IBM, Jaguar Cars, Instagram, Levi Strauss & Co., Mattel, Microsoft, Nike, Spotify, Target, Unilever, The Walt Disney Co., and The Guggenheim Museum.
Brian was made a Distinguished Alumnus of the Massachusetts College of Art in 2004 and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Art Center College of Design in 2008. He was the first graphic designer invited to participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In 2013 he was invited to join the Worldwide Creative Council of Ogilvy & Mather, the board which oversees the agency’s work globally.
Brian has been a professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Visual Arts since 2001, and is a Director and Treasurer of The One Club for Creativity, the world’s leading organization promoting excellence in design and advertising.