Brian Bird is Manager of Graphics at Thinkwell Group where he leads a design team of graphic designers, interactive designers and environmental designers. The project list ranges from theme parks to museums, zoos and retail venues. While his primary role is art directing and managing the graphics team, Brian actively leads design projects, creating identities, branding style guides, marketing collateral, websites and apps. Another key role is developing themed signage and environmental graphics and wayfinding systems. While the client list is confidential, it includes large entertainment brands, retail and technology companies.
Brian Bird is a collaborative manager dedicated to motivating creative and technical communications professionals to achieve outstanding results. Art directing and managing multi-disciplined design teams is a key skill. He is also a skilled designer and artist in a variety of mediums.
Brian Bird has worked on major branding initiatives involving all aspects of corporate branding in a Fortune 500 company, to privately held companies and smaller firms.
Primary roles have been in art directing and managing in-house and freelance designers, as well as collaborating and directing external design firms, to create marketing materials, internal communications, design proposal packages (custom presentation books, multimedia and presentation boards), and interactive presentations using After Effects, PowerPoint and websites.
Specialties: Key skills are in art directing and managing creative teams, and in brand management. Other specialties include print design, package design, concept development/design, illustration, sculpture, and writing.