Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer
Over his career, Brian and the teams he leads have won every major creative award. For three years in a row – 2019, 2020, and 2021 – Ad Age has honored COLLINS as “Design Firm of the Year.” Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Businessweek, Creativity, Fortune, NBC News, ABC News, and Fast Company, which named Brian an “American Master of Design.” In 2017, COLLINS developed
the concept and design of Ford’s launch of The City of Tomorrow, focusing on the future of urban mobility. In a survey of global companies, COLLINS was recently named one of “50 Places Creative People Want to Work Next” along with Disney, Tesla, Pixar, and NASA.
For ten years prior to the founding of COLLINS, Brian was Chief Creative Officer of the brand and innovation division of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. 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. In 2013, he was invited to join the Worldwide Creative Council of Ogilvy & Mather, the board which oversees the agency’s work globally.
Brian speaks globally on the effect of design on the future including at Kellogg, Columbia, Princeton, The Next Web, and PopTech. He was the first graphic designer invited to participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Brian has been a professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Visual Arts since 2001. He is a Director of The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in design and advertising. Brian has been a professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2001. He is a Director of The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in design and advertising.