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briancrandall [at] mac [dot] com


Parasol Arts & Culture  

22 – 23
Global Creative Director, Google Creative Works
20 – 22
Freelance Creative Director, Publicis•Poke, London
17 – 20
ECD, Karmarama, London
14 – 17
Founding Creative, The Martin Agency, London
12 – 14
Creative Director, The Martin Agency, Richmond
08 – 12
Associate Creative Director, The Martin Agency, Richmond
09 – 10
Guest Lecturer, VCU Brandcenter, Richmond
06 – 08
Art Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, San Francisco
00 – 06
Art Director, Best Buy Advertising/Geek Squad, Minneapolis
98 – 00
Designer, 4:3 Media, Minneapolis


B.A., Moving Image Arts, 
The Santa Fe University of Art and Design


I’m an Emmy-winning creative and creative director looking for new ways to communicate. 

I grew up between Central Australia and Colorado, lived not only on both coasts of the U.S. but also the big middle bit, and have been in London since 2014.

My college degree is in film production, history and screenwriting, though post-grad I developed an interest (obsession?) in type and typesetting. This led to work in design, which led to work in advertising, tv commercials, print, and eventually interactivity and other new media storytelling. Not knowing what’s next has been the glorious norm.

Over the last 23 years I’ve worked as a designer, art director, writer, creative director and ECD at several of the world’s best creative agencies on many interesting, rewarding clients such as Adobe, The Guardian, Sprint, HP, Babylon Health, The NBA, Geek Squad, Tetley and The JFK Presidential Library.

Most recently I was part of Google’s Global Creative Works team, providing data-driven creative guidance to the top 30 brand partners worldwide. Using both AI and human coding to find patterns in successful creative, I partnered directly with CMOs and marketing teams to improve their work and inspire them for the future.

I’m strategy-obsessed, words-obsessed, and unfamiliarity-obsessed. I like when a project is interesting not only in its content, but also in its method of making. I’m interested in what makes some things successful and others less so, the push-pull between brand and product, and most of all, the push-pull between familiarity and innovation. I like it when people are nice.


News & Documentary Emmy Awards
Emmy Winner, New Approaches: Documentaries
Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Research

Official Selection

Site of the Year
Site of the Month
Site of the Month
Adobe Cutting Edge Project of the Week
Site of the Day
Site of the Day
Site of the Day
Mobile of the Day

Creativity Awards Report
Most awarded interactive campaign worldwide, 2013
Most awarded campaign in any medium worldwide, 2010

Yellow Pencil, Digital Design / Websites
Yellow Pencil, Websites
Yellow Pencil, Digital Advertising
Wood Pencil, Digital Design / Interface & Navigation
Wood Pencil, Digital Advertising / Campaign Sites
Wood Pencil, Graphic Design / Websites & Digital
Wood Pencil, Mobile Marketing / Interaction & Experience
Wood Pencil, Integrated & Earned Media / Integrated
Wood Pencil, Animation
Wood Pencil, TV & Cinema Advertising

Cannes Lions
Gold Integrated Lion, Titanium & Integrated
Gold Cyber Lion, Websites & Microsites
Gold Cyber Lion, Websites & Microsites
Gold Cyber Lion, User Experience
Gold Mobile Lion, User Experience
Silver Cyber Lion, Copywriting
Silver Cyber Lion, Animation
Silver Cyber Lion, Illustration & Graphic Design
Silver Mobile Lion, Tablets and Other Devices
Silver Design Lion, Online Digital Design
Bronze Cyber Lion, Video
Bronze Cyber Lion, Interface & Navigation
Bronze Cyber Lion, Music & Sound Design
Bronze Mobile Lion, Visual Design/Aesthetic
Bronze Branded Content Lion, Nonfiction Program
Bronze Film Lion, Branded Content Internet Film
Finalist, Titanium & Integrated Lions
Finalist, Titanium & Integrated Lions
Finalist, Cyber Lions
Finalist, Film Lions
Finalist, Promo & Activation Lions
Finalist, Media Lions
Finalist, Outdoor Lions
Finalist, Outdoor Lions

The One Show
One Club / Best of the Digital Decade
Gold, Websites
Gold, Online Events
Gold, Mobile Applications & Sites
Silver, Online Films & Video
Silver, User Experience Design / IA
Silver, Interface Design
Silver, Film Documentary Shorts
Silver, Non-broadcast Long Form
Merit, Websites/Public Service
Merit, Event or Live Webcast
Merit, Social Networks/Community
Merit, Animation/Motion Graphics
Merit, Integrated Branding Campaign
Merit, Integrated Campaign
Merit, Innovation in Advertising

Art Directors Club
ADC Hybrid Cube
Gold, Websites
Gold, Websites
Gold, Content/Copywriting
Silver, Website Design
Bronze, Art Direction
Merit, Websites
Merit, Websites
Merit, TV/Film Commercial

CLIO Awards
Gold, Online Film
Silver, Interactive
Bronze, Interactive
Finalist, Social Media

ANDY Awards
Gold, Web Films

London International Awards
Gold, Websites
Gold, Animation
Silver, Digital/Public Service
Bronze, The NEW Category
Finalist, Digital/Navigation & Interactivity

Webby Awards
Winner, Cultural Institutions
Winner, Navigation & Structure
Winner, Education
Winner, Education/People’s Voice
Nominee, Video & Moving Image
Nominee, Interactive Video
Nominee, Cultural Institutions
Nominee, Navigation/Structure
Nominee, Video/Moving Image
Honoree, User Experience
Honoree, Mobile Best Practices
Honoree, Documentary Series
Honoree, News & Politics Series
Honoree, Cultural Institutions

SXSW Interactive Awards
Winner, Film & Video
Winner, Motion Graphics
Finalist, Educational Resource

The Drum
Jury Chair Award

Communication Arts
Interactive Annual
Webpick of the Week
Webpick of the Week
Webpick of the Week
Webpick of the Week

Winner, Website/Microsite
Winner, Websites
Finalist, Integrated Campaigns

Best in Show
Winner, Technical Excellence
Winner, Narrative

Best in Show

Gold, Websites
Gold, Print
Gold, Print
Gold, Print

I.D. Annual Design Review
Best of Category, Interactive

HOW Design International Annual
Best in Show, Interactive
Interactive Annual

Creative Review Annual
Inclusion, Digital Media

Right place at the right time
AdAge / Agency of the Year 2010
AdAge / Agency of the Year 2008
AdAge / Agency of the Year 2007
AdWeek / Agency of the Year 2007
AdWeek / Agency of the Year 2006
Creativity / Agency of the Year 2006
AdAge / Digital Agency of the Year 2006


News & Documentary Emmy Awards
D&AD Next Creative (Jury Chair)
One Show Interactive
I.D. Annual Design Review

As seen in

Web Design – The Evolution of the Digital World (Taschen)
MIT Docubase
ADC Magazine Behind the Cube
Campaign A-List Contenders
One Club Magazine
Web Designer, March 2013
FWA, November 2012
Creativity, October 2012
Creativity – Behind the Work, October 2012
Communication Arts Exhibit, May 2012
The Advertising Concept Book (Thames & Hudson)
HOW, March 2010
Creativity – Behind the Work, July 2009