Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, a brand experience design company with offices in San Francisco and New York City whose work focuses on creating the environments, products and technologies that shape companies—and people—for the better.
Named as one of "50 Places Creatives Would Kill to Work For" (along with Pixar, Tesla, Nike and Google), COLLINS has also been listed by Forbes among the ten companies "Who Will Transform the Post-TV Ad World."
Their work with Instagram, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Target, Airbnb, CNN and Facebook has been recognized with many honors, including awards from The One Show, Cannes, AICP and Effies. COLLINS' redesign of Spotify was lauded as the year's best work by Fast Company, Wired and Design Week. Fortune noted their experiments in film technology as "The Future of Music Videos."
Prior to founding COLLINS in 2008, Brian spent a decade as the Chief Creative Officer of the design and experience division at Ogilvy. There he and his team challenged advertising norms by building the 15-story Hershey Factory in Times Square, the Mattel flagship store in Shanghai and Helios House in Los Angeles and also launching the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty in North America.
Brian has presented at several universities and conferences, including The Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern), Columbia, Princeton,The Next Web, The Adobe Digital Summit and the World Economic Forum in Davos. His work has been featured in print and broadcast, including articles in The New York Times and Businessweek and features on NBC & ABC News. Fast Company named him an American Master of Design.
Brian recently received The Shannon Luminary Award from Nokia | Bell Labs.. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Art Center College of Design and is a Distinguished Alum of The Massachusetts College of Art. In addition he teaches at the School of Visual Arts for the MFA Design Program and is on the board of directors of The One Club, the world's foremost nonprofit organization honoring creative excellence.