brian ellis martin


brand bravery, responsibly responsive, purposeful UX, creativity applied.


engaging, breakthrough, energized, successful, satisfying, inspiring, brave

audience experiences.

A 360-degree creative director, serving as clients' secret weapon, whether leading in-house teams or working independently. Able to assimilate into any phase of the project lifecycle. On the pulse of current trends to win the hearts and minds of both customers and brands.


With a deep well of experience in all aspects of visual communication, I am uniquely equipped with a broad and insightful executional range. Whether building a brand from the ground up, giving a much-needed strategic makeover to evolve from the tried-and-true, or providing the thought leadership to build a bridge from idea to reality, no project is off limits in scope or medium.

branding & Identity
print & packaging
image making
  • digital

    strategy / design / ux

    customer-centered UX & graphic design, project planning & leadership, breakthrough creative, strategy, agile process, responsive, mobile/responsive-led design thinking, CS6, analytical problem solving

  • branding & Identity

    storytelling / Logo / Brand strategy

    brand architecture, content strategy, voice development, positioning, personality, taglines, logo design, brand bibles, icons & logomarks

  • print & packaging

    advertising / publishing / product development

    editorial & book design, brochures, corporate marketing & collateral, packaging, advertising, point of sale, billboards, labels, posters, stationery, cards, concepts, prototypes

  • image making

    art direction / illustration / instagram

    creative concepting, photo shoot art direction, style boards, renderings, high fidelity mockups, editorial illustration, photography, fine art, multimedia imagemaking, concept videos

selected works

Just a few samples from a long working history and client list. I'm happy to show more or present in depth any particular case study as desired.

  • All
  • digital
  • branding
  • print & packaging
  • image making

who i am

They all show up, but depending on the role, project phase or assignment, any one of these guys may take the lead...

the regular guy


fun, take charge, team player, adaptable, meeting savvy, down-to-earth, bias toward action, organizer, approachable, quick study, multitasker, rolls up his sleeves to get the job done


creative channeler

active listener, empath, visualizer, customer channeler, critical eye, idea guy, musical curator, culture consumer, improviser, creative writer, painter, illustrator, image maker, art lover

digital nerd

interactive explorer

on the pulse, UX-driven, playful, engaged, intellectually curious, agile, smartphone junkie, tech savvy, instagrammer, learner, computer literate, plugged in, developer-friendly

the sage

teacher & guide

deep well of experience, college instructor, presenter, learning advocate, thought leader, team captain, professional brainstormer, mission writer, deliberate communicator

call me, perhaps

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