Chief Creative Officer, Collins
Brian Collins is Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, a company based in New York City and San Francisco dedicated to creating experiences and communications 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.” And Forbes Magazine recently named COLLINS as one of the firms driving the future of brand building.
For ten years prior to the founding of COLLINS, Brian was Chief Creative Officer of the design and innovation division at Ogilvy & Mather.
Brian’s clients have included Spotify, Equinox, Facebook, Airbnb, Instagram, Target, Levi Strauss & Co., Coca-Cola, The Miller Brewing Company, IBM, Jaguar Cars, Mattel, Unilever, CNN and Microsoft.
Brian was the first graphic designer invited to participate in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He 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. He is a member of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide Creative Council in 2013, the board which oversees the agency's work globally.
He has been a professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 2001.