We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryan Barnes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryan, what do you attribute your success to?
I have a relentless drive and passion to create. My work ethic, mindset, positive attitude, goals, dreams, daily habits, principles and strong family inner circle guide me forward to achieve success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a Creative Art Director with a graphic design background creating for film and television studios, sports media, agency and global tech brands. I’ve designed for Disney, FOX, The Simpsons, FOX Sports, Marvel, Spider-Man, Marvel Studios Iron Man 3 and VIZIO. I’m honored to have created for these iconic brands and to have them a part of my professional work experience.
I’m very proud to have designed the 2017 FOX Teen Choice Awards special event graphics that actress Zendaya walked the red carpet. Zendaya posted to her massively popular Instagram account an editorial photo of herself posed in front of the red carpet step and repeat backdrop graphics that I designed. Several other celebrities attended as well posed in front of the event graphics including—Bella Thorne, Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Vanessa Hudgens, Rita Ora and Millie Bobby Brown. The event was covered in major celebrity press and on social media.
Outside of my design work, I create realistic fine art pencil drawing portraits. I’ve always loved drawing since a very early age. My drawings provide me with another creative outlet. A lot of my creative concepts for my drawings are inspired from luxury fashion brands, edgy bespoke latex fashion, film, music videos and otherworldly beauty. The pencil art is beautifully detailed with some drawings taking several weeks to complete. I draw daily to hone the meticulous pencil art technique.
I’ve drawn the ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ Thylane Blondeau, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld and even iconic horror film character Pinhead dressed in Louis Vuitton fashion. I’m honored to have had my artwork gallery exhibited with H.R. Giger—the Academy Award winning artist behind Ridley Scott’s film Alien.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Encinitas is an absolutely amazing and beautiful spot to visit. Encinitas is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego. The weather is endless-summer perfect!
Downtown is super fun. There’s yummy food spots to eat at, you can walk the zen Meditation Gardens, shop at eclectic specialty retail, watch a movie at the historic La Paloma Theatre and catch some waves at Swami’s Surf Beach which is a famous surfing mecca.
Simply walking Highway 101 with the expansive beach views is super relaxing and great too!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shoutout my family first and foremost. I’m thankful for my family’s love and support. I’m very grateful for my family being there for me when it matters most.
I’d also like to shoutout the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. Covey’s “true north” principles have helped drive me in the right direction on the path for continued success and effectiveness in life.