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PROFILE


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PROFILE


 

I consider myself a maker as much as a designer

As a child I enjoyed making, making anything, ranging from Lego boats, mini golf courses and walk through haunted houses in my basement to shoelace pulley systems rigged to open and close bedroom doors and illuminated ping pong paddles.

Since graduating in 2003 with a BA in Visual Communications, I have had the opportunity to develop my design and professional approach while working in several design studios.  I have experience in logo and packaging design, as well as corporate identity web and print design. I have also had the opportunity to integrate both 2D and 3D design as a Lead Experiential Designer, illustrating and designing mobile marketing and interactive user experiences, shaping national branding campaigns for companies like McDonald's, Keurig, Dunkin Donuts and PUMA.

I enjoy watching baseball games with my family, trying interesting beers, collecting baseball caps, designing conceptual branding, taking train trips and driving on back roads. I enjoy classic car makeover shows and fantasize about owning a two-tone 1957 Chevy Nomad.

 
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In October of 2013 I earned a MFA in Graphic Design

from the Vermont College of Fine Arts with a focus on the personal development of a design process. I based my work on communicating through participatory design. My messages started off as simple phrases of affection then became more focused and meaningful, covering topics like not taking life for granted, the importance of grounded decision making, and the awareness and appreciation of relationships.

I am currently working for Major League Baseball Advanced Media as a Senior Product Designer, collaborating with product managers and the development team to define and provide visual language, product requirements and navigation for MLB.com mobile products.

 
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KETTLE CORN STUDIOS


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KETTLE CORN STUDIOS


 

Spurred by my love of sports branding

I developed Kettle Corn Studios in 2010, a sports branding and media design studio. I've designed team branding and uniform packages, special event and All-Star Game logos, marketing materials and souvenir apparel in addition to mascot design and development. Kettle Corn has enabled me to build on my years of experience in branding for both collegiate and independent organizations.

 

I've worked with clubs in The New England Collegiate Baseball League, The Futures Collegiate Baseball League, The Midwest Collegiate League and The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League in addition to other independent organizations including the University of Massachusetts, Seattle University and The Cannonball Foundation.

BRIAN PROVIDES EXCELLENT WORK AND HE IS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BRIAN TO ANYONE SEARCHING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO BUILD THEIR BRAND
— JAMES T. TOOLE, BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH
MY PARTNER AND I WERE IMPRESSED BY BRIAN’S DILIGENCE AND CREATIVITY EACH STEP OF THE PROCESS IN CREATING A NEW LOOK AND LOGO FOR OUR FOUNDATION.
— MICHAEL SCHELL, THE CANNONBALL FOUNDATION