Brian Payne works on projects that communicate complex ideas and concepts through graphic design, illustration, and objects. This includes designing printed publications, creating original artwork, prototyping products, developing graphic identities, and other tools for interpretation and learning. Brian has an MA in industrial design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a BFA in illustration from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He is based in Providence, RI, and his clients include RISD, University of Maryland, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, the Center for the Advanced Study of Language, and the National Consortium for the Study and Response to Terrorism. He is also a visiting lecturer at RISD and has exhibited work in Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia.
I’m most excited to work on projects that… create physical objects, art, illustration and functional designs based on metaphors and scenario building, as a means to creatively think through and communicate complex issues.
I’m looking for partners that can help me… discovering content, stories and background information that can be transformed from abstract ideas into real things for others to relate to and learn from.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… realizing that everyday objects can function as entry points to a range of issues, as be catalysts for education, discussion and affecting different points of view.
Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… rapid prototyping, immersive experiences, and smart objects.