Born in Canada and schooled in Singapore, Hong Kong and Canada, Brian's studio, mad studios (www.mad-studios.com), is focused on brand design and development. Working between Hong Kong and Toronto, Brian has been in the design profession for over 25 years, beginning with freelance and agency work in Canada to starting his own award winning studio in Hong Kong.
He has a Bachelors Degree with a double major in Fine Arts and Economics from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Arts in Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a second Masters Degree from the University of Toronto in Knowledge Media Design and Culture and Technology.
He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts based in the UK, a Certified Graphic Designer of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, a member of the International Association of Designers based in the EU and a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong. He was also a professional member of the Hong Kong Designers Association.
Because of his diverse background and his many interests and passions, Brian has developed a cross-cultural-inter-disciplinary sensibility in his art and design work. This philosophy has resulted in design work for clients that is equally workable in both local and global arenas and across various media, and it is this philosophy that Brian inculcates in all his students and designers.