Howdy, I’m Bryan.

My work has been recognized by the Obama Administration, Cannes Lions and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, winning 80+ top International awards including a Cannes Lions Film Grand Prix and 2018’s Outstanding Commercial Primetime Emmy. Most recently I was ranked in One Show’s Top Ten Art Directors and Cannes Lions Top 50 Globally. Outside of work I like to paint miniature oil paintings, co-teach an advertising portfolio class at the School of Visual Arts and volunteer with organizations like the LGBTQ Ali Forney Center,.


Say hi at bryanburtonbarnes@gmail.cOm



Johannes Leonardo – Associate Creative Director / Art Director
5.2019 – Present
VW


BBDO New York – Associate Creative Director / Art Director

3.2015 – 5.2019
Red Cross, Dunkin’, P&G, Snickers, Sandy Hook, AT&T, Humana, Bombay, Macy’s, Pedigree


BBDO New York – Senior Art Director
2.2014 – 3.2015
Lowe’s, M&M’s, Dove Chocolate, Subway, CVS, 3M, Rogaine, American Family Insurance


BBDO New York – Art Director
3.2013 – 2.2014
Gillette, Emirates Airlines, Tamiflu


TracyLocke – Art Director
2012 – 2013
Samsung, HP, 7-Eleven, Dallas Tourism


TBWA \ Dallas – Art Director
2009 – 2012
Slurpee, 7-Eleven, Arnold breads



AWARDS & PRESS
Emmy Awards
Cannes Lions
One Show Awards
ADC Awards
D&AD Awards
Clio Awards
London International Awards
Cannes Young Lions, Team USA
Epica Awards
Addy Awards
AICP Awards
Ciclope Awards
Young Glory Professional
Communication Arts
Creativity Online
Lürzer's Archive
Washington Post
HuffPost
Forbes
New York Times
Mashable
Upworthy
People



EDUCATION
University of North Texas
College of Visual Arts & Design
BFA in Communication Design - Art Direction
Honors Graduate, Top Portfolio
2019: Awarded UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn
Distinguished Professional Achievement Award

INSTRUCTING
School of Visual Arts – Adjunct Instructor
8.2017 – Present
Co-teaching an Undergraduate Advanced Advertising Portfolio class. 
Students have won awards @ D&AD, One Show, Clio's, ADC and Future Lions.