Hi, I'm Brian. I was born and raised in Orange County, CA. Growing up in a melting pot of many cultures and viewpoints has given me a unique perspective on the world, empathy for others and a keen understanding about the role design can play to impact people's lives and decisions.
I have been an artist as long as I can remember; I'm pretty sure I was 6 when I really started having fun with a pencil. I was in high school when I realized that I was not going to have a lasting interest fine arts. Thankfully, my high school had Tracy Fanelli, a charismatic and passionate teacher, leading the newly established computer graphics class that showed me how art can be created with more than a paintbrush. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a BFA in graphic design, I am now a lead designer for the Meguiar's and 3M Auto brands. I specialize in retail packaging, POP displays, tradeshow materials, catalogs, logos, social media content, web graphics, and email marketing campaigns. I have strong skills related to project management, vendor management, in-house printing and assembly of mock up products. I also have extensive photography experience and experience directing, producing and editing short videos.
My work at Meguiar's has been recognized for excellence by GDUSA and the Orange County chapter of AIGA. I have had the opportunity to bring projects to life from initial marketing concepts, Photoshop renderings, packaging comps and revisions, to press checks and final products. It's very rewarding to lend my design talent to a brand that is known for creating innovative car care solutions for over 115 years.
Outside of design, I am an avid action sports enthusiast. I have been riding BMX all around Southern California since 1999. In that time, I have come to know many influential riders as well as artists and designers who are setting the trends in action sport apparel and design. As a BMXer, mountain bike rider, wakeboarder, skateboarder, and snowboarder I am open to design opportunities in the action sports industry.