In a time of unprecedented and exciting growth, we’re incredibly excited to announce the opening of a new studio in San Francisco and the appointment of our new West Coast Creative Director, Brian Steele.
The San Francisco opening marks the establishment of Pearlfisher’s fourth international home of design alongside our studios in London and New York, and following our opening in Copenhagen earlier this year.
Responsible for spearheading the strategic creative direction and leadership of our newly established Pearlfisher San Francisco team will be award-winning designer, Brian Steele. With an enviable 20-year career history including roles at Turner Duckworth and CBA, Brian brings superior design leadership, a great track record in art direction and unrelenting dedication to creative excellence.
Brian is best known for his iconic work for the likes of Coca Cola, Levi’s, Samsung and music legends Metallica. For his groundbreaking contribution to the world of branding and design, Brian has been honored with many awards from prestigious organizations including D&AD, Cannes Lions, Communication Arts, AIGA, Pentawards, Clio, Mobius, Graphis and The Grammy’s.
Jonathan Ford, Pearlfisher Founding Partner & Chief Creative Officer comments, “The Pearlfisher name is world-renowned for creativity and branding, regardless of location. Establishing our presence in San Francisco continues to reinforce that reputation and is a further commitment to doing great work internationally.
We’re thrilled to be bringing our clear, bold and unexpected philosophy to the West Coast and, having grown up and worked in San Francisco throughout his career, Brian is uniquely placed to help us build Pearlfisher in this market. We are certain that his outstanding talent, creative vision and depth of insight will break new ground for us and the brands we work with.”
Mike Branson, Pearlfisher Founding Partner and New York CEO comments, “Our commitment to producing world-class work for our American clients is as strong now as it was when we established Pearlfisher New York 12 years ago. Our expansion to San Francisco is a natural extension of the unprecedented growth our American operation has seen in recent years, and marks our drive and determination to work with our clients across the US in the most seamless, timely and effective way possible.”
Brian Steele comments, “Both Pearlfisher and I share a deep passion for design and its power to shape the world in big and small ways. And importantly, we are united in our desire to continually create work that pushes ourselves, our clients and our industry to new heights. I’m incredibly excited about the launch of Pearlfisher in San Francisco – an iconic city that’s become synonymous with innovation and the challenger spirit. Together, I’m certain that we’re going to create something incredibly special and I’m honored to be responsible for bringing everything that makes Pearlfisher so well-respected, to my home town.”
Pearlfisher San Francisco will will open on September 1st 2016. To find out more, contact [email protected].