Cairns, Brian

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Cairns, Brian

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fl c1980s-


Brian Cairns is the principal of Brian Cairns Studio and lectures on the undergraduate illustration and masters courses. Brian has over 25 years experience as a design practitioner for global clients including Ridley Scott Associates, United Airlines, IDEO, Hyatt, The New York Times, BBC, Channel 4, Hewlett Packard (HP), HermanMiller, The George Lucas Foundation, and Nike. Brian’s work is featured in many international awards annuals and publications on communication design including Handwritten, 100 Illustrators, and Typographic Sketchbooks. Awards include a ‘Gold’ medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. Brian writes for design journals, including 3×3, DART, and Varoom. In 2010 he was foreman of the illustration jury for the Design & Art Direction Annual and recently presented at the ICON8 Conference in Portland, July 2014. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has represented GSA on the Adobe program Partners by Design for 6 years (2004-2010).


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