Chief Creative Officer, Co-Founder
New York, USA
Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of COLLINS: a design company dedicated to creating experiences, communications and technologies that shape companies and people for the better.
Over his career, Brian has won every major creative award. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Creativity, Fortune, Creative Review, Graphis, NBC News, ABC News and Fast Company, which named him an American Master of Design. Business Week named his work as a retail “Wonder of the World.” His team’s design of Helios House in Los Angeles, the first gas station designed using environmentally sustainable construction principles, is included in The Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design.
For ten years prior to the founding of COLLINS, Brian was Chief Creative Officer of the Brand Integration Group (BIG), the design and innovation division at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.
Brian’s clients have included Spotify, Facebook, Airbnb, Target, Levi Strauss & Co., Coca-Cola, Mattel, The Miller Brewing Company, IBM, Jaguar Cars, Unilever, CNN, Lionsgate Films, American Express, and Microsoft.
Brian speaks globally on design. He was one of the first designers invited to participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Brian was made a Distinguished Alumna of the Massachusetts College of Art in 2004 and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Art Center College of Design in 2008.
Brian was asked by the AIGA to design the book celebrating their 100th Anniversary and by the Type Directors Club to design their 60th Annual International Typography exhibition.
Brian is Vice President of The Art Directors Club. He has been a professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2001.