Brian Collins is a designer and co-founder of COLLINS, a design and brand transformation company based in San Francisco and New York City. The company started with two laptops, four desks and an idea: "Design is not what we make. Design is what we make possible."
Since then, the company has won Agency of the Year honors over the last 5 years from AdAge (2019, 2020, 2021, 2023) and D&AD (2021).
Before launching COLLINS with Leland Maschmeyer in 2008, Brian led the design and brand innovation division at Ogilvy Worldwide for over a decade.
He is a Distinguished Alumnus of The Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He was the first graphic designer invited to speak at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He is a Director of The One Club for Creativity and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The Art Center College of Design and granted the Shannon Luminary Award from Nokia/Bell Labs in honor of Claude Shannon, the founder of information theory and communication and networked systems.
He has been on the graduate faculty of the School of Visual Arts since 2001.