After a decade of client side roles and another decade of ownership in two internationally awarded agencies,

This is the agency Bryan has always dreamed of…

& Accolades

Partner + COO
Faren Agency

From 6 figure losses to 7 figure  profits in just three years.

With Bryan at the helm of the company, Faren Agency, for the first time in over a decade, saw exponential increases in both business development and critical acclaim with our first win coming by way of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers just months after he began. Bryan went on to find us international acclaim under the cover of the infamous advertising bible, Luerzer’s Archive, again with Gold and Silver awards from Creativity and more still from Ads of the World and HOW Magazine.

Bryan was specifically scouted and tapped for his role with Faren Agency with one specific mandate in mind: pick up the creative and revitalize this 30 year old company to make it relevant again.

In only 3 short years, he managed not only this but so much more.

Global Creative Director

Taking the BlackBerry brand to new heights.

Which unfortunately made the fall a little further…
sorry about that


Bryan was brought in to BlackBerry as the company’s first Global Creative Director. A role that was the ultimate in bitter/sweet.

When he started his role, the lead time for new device marketing was 2 months… globally. It was made abundantly clear to him that this was set in stone. Within 1 month, that lead time was extended to 6 months and by his third month with BlackBerry, the lead time was out to two years.

How? He managed to integrate himself so deeply into the other business units that he had standing meetings with his Industrial Design and Brand peers.

This lead to having a safe installed in his office that housed prototype devices that – while they may never see the light of day – allowed him to guide his team from a high-level, visionary perspective. It’s this set of skills that makes Bryan shine… his ability to not only navigate corporate structure and politics but befriend his peers and get a real perspective of their individual, bigger picture goals giving him the understanding to take the BlackBerry brand to this new level.

Decades of award winning work

Cosmetica Labs Turn-key Catalogue Strategy

Leading the team on a $5M sales strategy

Martinson Coffee Ad

Using the Packaging Photography

Xerox Xpressions

Brochures for New Paper Line

Natrel Recipes

Cooking with Natrel

Natrel Milk

The Wonderful World of Natrel

Leap Batteries

With Legendary Designer, David Carson

Sam’s Choice Coffee Packaging

September 30, 2015


This is Bryan Surpised

Rowenta Floor Care Website

Launching an Iconic European Brand

Moulinex Infini Press

Groupe SEB and Canadian Tire

Robin’s Donuts

Coffee Capsule Packaging

Tokens4Change 2015

It's the Little Things that Count

Biovail Corporate Identity

Global Branding Initiative

What’s the Deal?

This is Bryan Wondering What the Deal is

150 King St. W Branding

Iconic Building Branding

Paws Up Rebrand

Vertex Packaging Award Winner

The Original Cup of Joe

Reinventing a Century Old Brand

Tokens4Change 2012

So(cial) Good Award from RGD

BlackBerry Tour Device Launch

Changing the BlackBerry Brand

University of Toronto School

Annual Report

FMC Advisors New Business Concept

A Better Way to do Business


This is Bryan Smiling for a Picture

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