Every year we award one staff member with a STAR (Service, Team, Attitude and Recognition) award, and this year it went to Bryan Pickens, our newly-appointed Art Director.
Bryan is an acclaimed artist who has had his work shown in Los Angeles, Miami and Amsterdam. That artistry is transferred daily into his graphic design and illustration work at JP. Bryan has a B.A. in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Arts from California State University, Chico, and has studied art at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. He brings more than 10 years experience in design, and specializes in free-hand illustration and high-end concepting. Bryan has won numerous ADDYs for his client work, has had art shown across the world, and has figure paintings featured in a world-wide distributed coffee table book.
If you’ve met Bryan, you know he is quiet, and if you haven’t ever talked to him… now you know why. Bryan has been with us for more than two and a half years, but just stepped into this role earlier this year. Saying he has grown in this leadership position is an understatement. He has developed into a strong leader for the creative department, excellent team communicator, and even Jane has grown to trust his judgment (something admittedly not always easy for her).
Thank you, Bryan, for more than two years of great work. We can’t wait to see what the future holds!