My earliest recollection of visual influences were as a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York. I had the benefit of the American "Melting Pot" experience having families of many cultures living nearby from all over the world. I must have heard the phrase "Hey You" in every language spoken around me from Yiddish to Yoruba. I was a very curious kid that grew into an even more curious adult so I bring to bare what I've learned through a rich diversity of people and their own unique experiences and points of view. As creatives we are called to speak to people deeply and passionately through design and on occasion we get to use words as elements on our palates.
I am a believer in collaborative creativity through converging influences. I have too many influences to be thankful for from seemingly unrelated disciplines but I hold to the belief that good design resonates in ones soul and therefore it has an effect on our psyche: forever etched into our DNA.
My design philosophy is simple, not just to tap into the facts, but bring to bear matters of the heart, the emotions and passions that birth a great design. It is said that we do not actually see the world with our eyes but with our hearts which in turn influences what we buy, get involved or invested with. I love making creative and occasionally clever design solutions that are moving and motivational.
KIRK Q. BROWN
"Collaborative Creativity Influences Great Design"