Brian Collins

Chief Creative Officer
Founder

Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS: a company dedicated to designing experiences and communications that shape companies and people for the better.

Brian’s creative work has been featured in The New York Times, Creativity, Fortune, Graphis, NBC News, ABC News and Fast Company, which named him one of five American Masters of Design. Business Week named his work on the Hershey Chocolate Factory in Times Square as a design “Wonder of the World.”

For ten years prior to the founding of COLLINS: in 2008, Brian was Chief Creative Officer of the Brand Integration Group (BIG), the design and branding division at Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.

Brian’s clients have included Levi Strauss & Co., Coca-Cola, Microsoft, CNN, Mattel, The Miller Brewing Company, IBM, Hershey’s, The Ford Motor Company, Unilever, The New York Public Library, American Express, and Oxfam America.

Brian speaks globally on design and innovation. He was the first graphic designer invited to participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He is also a member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council. In 2011, he was selected by the AIGA to represent the United States at Beijing Design Week.

Brian is Vice President of The Art Directors Club and is a director of Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter. He has been a professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Visual Arts in New York since 2001.