• New York, NY
  • Chairman/Chief Creative Officer, COLLINS

Brian Collins

Brian Collins is Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of COLLINS, a laboratory for business and innovation design – where teams of artists, writers, ethnographers, architects, technologists and strategists collaborate to invent the future.

From 1998 to 2007 he was the Chairman and Creative Officer of the Brand Integration Group (BIG) at Ogilvy & Mather. His work includes Helios House, BP’s LEED-certified gas station in Los Angeles; global design programs for Coca-Cola, Motorola, Jaguar Cars, Mattel, American Express and IBM. His team helped launch the Dove “Campaign for Real Beauty” with an international photo exhibition that explores what beauty meant to the best women photographers in the world. He has been a design consultant to Levi Strauss & Co., Yahoo!, Kodak, Amazon.com and the Alliance for Climate Protection.

His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times andFast Company magazine, which selected him as the Peak Performer in American Design in 2005. Brian founded “Designism: Design for Social Change”, an annual forum to inspire young creative people to take active roles in social causes. In response to 9/11, his team created the exhibit and best-selling book “Brotherhood”, a photographic testament to the city’s firefighters. In 1996 Brian produced “The Ecology of Design”, a handbook on environmental design thinking. Brian teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is a Distinguished Alumni of the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He speaks globally on design and innovation, including at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.