Now

Now

Then (Piper Design Co., circa 2001)

Then (Piper Design Co., circa 2001)

Way back when (first year in hockey, circa 1976)

Way back when (first year in hockey, circa 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 Professionals, 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