Senior Interactive Designer Bryan was born in Tennessee, raised in Ohio, and made in New York. After five years in NYC followed by six in upstate New York (Troy) he and wife Julie contemplated another move, this time to a number of cities scattered across the country, including: Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle. Lucky for us, Minneapolis won (as it should!) They arrived in the City of Lakes, had a son, Milo, and are happier than ever.
Bryan has spent the past 14 years designing print, branding and interactive solutions for clients such as Cobra-PUMA Golf, Nikon, Scholastic, Colgate-Palmolive, PBS and The Cleveland International Airport (just to name a few). He came to us from Sevnthsin, where he was Senior Designer for accounts including Bon Iver, HealthPartners and American Public Media. We’re psyched to have him on board. He doesn’t know it yet, but we’re already arguing over who gets the first ride in his kickass scooter’s sidecar.
What do you want to be remembered for?
Positively affecting lives, contributing to a greater good and excellent carnitas.
The first website I check everyday is:
If I care about the weather: forecast.io
If I don’t: Notcot.org
Song of the moment:
Appetites: Les Savy Fav
Reading anything interesting?
I have a short attention span so I’ve partially just read: Last Call (The History of Prohibition), a Dieter Rams book and Pulphead: Essays by Jeremiah Sullivan. Geek Love would be my favorite book—if you care to know. I finished that one.
Drink of choice:
Where do you find inspiration?
I tend to observe more than I engage so I think I am cataloging a lot of information in that process that inspires my work and life. Based on that observation, I find inspiration on the bus, my scooter, at home, in music, in people and in food.
Most interesting Minneapolis observation:
At stoplights, drivers leave full car lengths between themselves and the car in front of them. I can’t comprehend that.
What is your dream project?
Solving something hugely complex and necessary. Have you ever tried to decipher medical bills and how they correlate to your insurance? Let me fix that.
I’m addicted to:
Tacos, tacos and tacos.
If I wasn’t a designer I would have liked to be:
I have told everyone I know that this is the greatest field to be in—it is truly limitless, constantly challenging and always rewarding. If I weren’t designing in this medium I would ultimately be designing in some other medium. Designing food? Designing buildings? Designing aprons for taxidermied squirrels, etc…something like that.
Your favorite musician?
A toss up between Bob Dylan and Fugazi.
Which living person do you most admire?
My wife. I don’t know anyone better and she is a constant source of inspiration for me.