Now

Now

Then (2001)

Then (2001)

Way back when (1976)

Way back when (1976)

Contact

E-mail
brian [at] piperdesignco.com

Phone
+49 176 42652285



I've worked as a creative director, art director, designer & manager for 20 years and have gained broad & international experience in branding, print, advertising, packaging, product, environmental & digital mediums. I've worked for advertising agencies, design studios & in-house creative departments in addition to opening my own design studio in 1999 (Piper Design Co.)

I’ve had the chance to create award winning work for everything from small start-ups to worldwide brands. Some of the big ones are: adidas, Nordstrom, Gatorade, Mercedes-Benz, Wella, AT&T Wireless, Nintendo, Real Networks, Teague and Microsoft.

Work I’ve helped to create has been recognized by: Red Dot Design Award, Pentawards, Communication Arts, Print, ADC Germany, Type Director’s Club, ADDY Awards, HOW, SXSW Interactive, Graphis, CLIO & the Flash Film Festival London.


Resume

panama werbeagentur

October 2015 - Current
Senior Art Director
Stuttgart, Germany

williams helde

January 2015 - July 2015
Creative Director
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Nautilus, Philips Oral Healthcare

Julep Beauty

August 2014 - December 2014
Design Director
Seattle, Washington

Magner Sanborn

October 2013 - July 2014
Associate Creative Director
Spokane / Seattle / Australia
Accounts: Netflix, Boost Mobile,
Green River Community College

Nordstrom Product Group

July 2011 - September 2013
Design Manager
Seattle, Washington

Tether

May 2009 - July 2011
Senior Designer
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Gatorade, Pepsi

POP

January 2009 - March 2009
Associate Creative Director
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Target, Microsoft

Jung von Matt / neckar

July 2008 - December 2008
Design Director
Stuttgart, Germany

September 2005 - June 2008
Senior Art Director
Stuttgart, Germany
Accounts: Mercedes-Benz, Wella, BigFM, 
Gräfe und Unzer, EnBW

Panama Werbeagentur

July 2002 - August 2005
Senior Art Director
Stuttgart, Germany
Accounts: Adidas, Sigma Sport, Tatonka, 
Corporate Express, Sans Soucis Cosmetics

Piper Design Co.

Founded: September 1999
Principal & Creative Director
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Allied Arts Seattle, Lingo Dance, CB Sports, 
Arcade Magazine, Wanzer Munizza, Teague, 
Pop! Multimedia, Tacoma School of the Arts

Phinney Bischoff

March 1999 - August 1999
Senior Designer
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Microsoft, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 
Safeco, Callison Architecture

TMA Ted Mader Associates

March 1998 - February 1999
Senior Designer
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Boeing, Nintendo, Arcade Magazine,
Milgard Windows, Peachpit Press

Widmeyer Design

November 1997 - February 1998
Senior Designer
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Sanofi Diagnostics Pasteur, Pilchuk Glass School, 
Rane Corporation, Moeller Design & Development

JWT/Imagio

January 1997 - October 1997
Art Director
Accounts: ADI Monitors, Boss Film Studios, 
Real Networks, Sierra On-line

Nordstrom Product Group

February 1996 - December 1996
Designer & Production Specialist
Seattle, Washington
Accounts: Nordstrom owned brands

WhiteRunkle Associates

January 1994 - January 1996
Art Director
Spokane, Washington
Accounts: AT&T Wireless, KeyTronic, Spokane Food Bank, 
Spokane Symphony, Washington Water Power


Skills

People:

• Very passionate, energetic and spirited with a great sense of humor.
• Great at giving clear, constructive criticism.
• Enthusiastic teacher while remaining an eager student.
• Strong team player able to work to the bitter end.

Creative:

• Strategically and conceptional minded with proven success at leading projects from start-to-finish.
• Always immersed and remaining up-to-date in creative trends, in both print and interactive mediums.
• Strong typographically and illustratively.

Execution:

• Extensive experience with art direction of photo shoots (tabletop, product, lifestyle, fashion and auto).
• Extremely fluent in traditional graphic software programs.
• Thorough knowledge of production and printing processes.


Education

Art Institute of Seattle

September 1991 - September 1993
Associate of Applied Arts: Visual Communications

Spokane Falls Community College

September 1989 - June 1991
Focus on Fine Arts & Illustration


Awards

2016 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS

Agency: Williams Helde Marketing Communications
Silver Addy: Williams Helde Active Explorer Guide Book
Client: Williams Helde

2014 PRINT’S REGIONAL DESIGN ANNUAL

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Project: Oola Distillery Packaging Design
Client: Oola Distillery

2014 American Advertising Awards

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Gold Addy: Oola Distillery Promotional Poster Design
Client: Oola Distillery

2014 American Advertising Awards

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Silver Addy: Oola Distillery Packaging Design
Client: Oola Distillery

2011 Pentawards

Agency: Tether
Silver: Gatorade, G Series 03 Recover Packaging Design
Client: Gatorade 

2010 Red Dot Design Award

Agency: Tether
Category: Communication Design, Packaging: G Series 03 Recover
Client: Gatorade

2010 Print’s Regional Design Annual

Agency: Tether
Project: Poster for Tether’s annual Dia De Los Muertos

Type Directors Club (TDC 53)

Agency: Jung von Matt
Merit: Certificate of Typographic Excellence
Project: bigFM “bigfm2see Mobile TV Broadcast Design”

2007 Art Directors Club Germany

Agency: Jung von Matt
Merit: Category Audio-Visual Media
Project: bigFM “bigfm2see Mobile TV Broadcast Design”

2007 Art Directors Club Germany

Agency: Jung von Matt
Merit: Dialogue Marketing
Project: bigFM Campaign “Big Bucks Bill”

2006 Eurobest

Agency: Jung von Matt
Silver: Category Direct
Project: JvM “SMS: Short Message Headline”

2006 Eurobest

Agency: Jung von Matt
Bronze: Category Direct
Project: bigFM Campaign “Big Bucks Bill”

2005 Yearbook of German Advertising

Agency: Panama Werbeagentur
Clients: Adidas “Predator” below the line campaign and Wheeler Bikes “World of Wheeler” campaign

Graphis Letterhead 5

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Project: Pop! Multimedia Logo / Identity

Book: 30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Several projects featured

Sept. 2001 Communication Arts

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Piper Design Co. featured in "Fresh"

2001 HOW Self-Promotional Annual

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Project: Seattle Jewish Film Festival Campaign

2001 HOW International Design Annual

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Project: Pop! Multimedia Logo / Letterhead

2000 Flash Film Festival London

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Finalist: Category Most Unique Interface
Project: Wanzer Munizza Design Studio Website

2000 SXSW Interactive

Agency: Piper Design Co.
Winner: Category Most Unique Interface
Client: Wanzer Munizza Design Studio Website

1999 Seattle Show

Agency: Widmeyer Design
Merit: Silver Chubby
Project: Widmeyer Design Website

1999 Print’s Regional Design Annual

Agency: Widmeyer Design
Project: Widmeyer Design Self-promotional Brochure

1998 Communication Arts Photo Annual

Agency: JWT/Imagio
Art direction of Syncronys Corp. Print Advertisement

1995 Northwest ADDY Awards

Agency: WhiteRunkle Associates
Merit: 5 Awards of Excellence
Client: Spokane Food Bank Building Campaign