Brian Collins

Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder
COLLINS

Profile

Over his career, Brian and his team have won every major
creative award. Their work has been featured in The New York Times,
Forbes, Creativity, Fortune, NBC News, ABC News and
Fast Company, which named Brian an American Master of Design.

In 2017, COLLINS developed the concept and design of Ford’s launch
of The City of Tomorrow, focusing on the future of urban mobility.

For ten years prior to founding COLLINS, Brian was the Chairman
and Chief Creative Officer of the brand and innovation division of
Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.

Brian was made a Distinguished Alumnus of the Massachusetts
College of Art in 2004 and received an Honorary Doctorate from the
Art Center College of Design in 2008. In 2013, he was invited to join
the Worldwide Creative Council of Ogilvy & Mather, the board which
oversees the agency’s work globally.

Brian speaks globally on the effect of design on the future including
at Kellogg, Columbia, The Next Web, PopTech. He was the first
graphic designer invited to participate in the World Economic Forum
in Davos, Switzerland, and was a charter member of the Forum’s
Global Agenda Council.

This month Brian will receive the Bell Labs Luminary Award for his
contribution in design and innovation — in the past given to
Eric Schmidt, Stephen Fry and David Byrne.

Brian has been a professor in the Graduate Program of the School
of Visual Arts since 2001. He is a Director of The One Club for
Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing
creative excellence in design and advertising.

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