Brian is a veteran, social innovator and multi-disciplined marketing expert from the South Side of Chicago, IL. He is a highly sought-after business consultant with over 12 years of experience in marketing, business development and information technology and communications. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an MBA Candidate at Keiser University. Brian is also a certified business mentor that enjoys coaching entrepreneurs to reach their fullest potential.
Brian founded B-EZ Graphix, a multimedia marketing agency with a strong social focus, while attending college in Champaign, Illinois in 2004. His vision is for B-EZ Graphix to support economic development by making marketing easy and affordable for small businesses and nonprofits. B-EZ Graphix consists of a team of experienced marketing professionals offering a single-source solution for branding, design, advertising, public relations and web solutions. Brian believes that growing small businesses and having a robust social impact will foster job creation and civic engagement in local communities. He believes that this will, in turn, decrease unemployment and solve many other social problems. To further this aim, B-EZ Graphix has contributed over $5,000 in sponsorships, donations and in-kind services to the local Tallahassee community in 2016.
Brian strongly believes that there are business solutions to community problems. His creative and charismatic approaches to help people start and grow businesses are centered around community involvement. He remarks that, “No matter how much or how little your business grows, there is no better way to achieve sustainable growth than to have a strong social impact in the community you serve.”
Brian is highly sought-after as a trusted advisor for Marketing, Creative Services and Information Technology for several organizations to include his church, Love & Faith Community Church (Tallahassee, FL), LifeStyleHer (New Jersey), Mind Your Black Business (Houston, TX), Fresh Touch Publicity (Memphis, TN), Official Anais Public Relations (Chicago, IL), #WSAATL (Atlanta, GA) and Frenchtown Heritage Hub (Tallahassee, FL). Since then, he has been a key figure in the development of over 1,200 business brands. Brian is committed to partnering his clients with their community using the depth of his valuable expertise. He is determined to cultivate inspiring visions with creative direction in business development. His design philosophy is centered on the idea that “design creates usability, without usability it is just art.” He combines his strategic marketing experience, artistic creativity and ingenuity with information technology applications to develop effective branding and marketing campaigns to achieve business objectives. Brian is determined to help communities grow by using his experience and expertise to connect them with the private sector of corporations that have the resources to sustain them.
Recognized by the National CEO of Air Force Sergeant’s Association for effectively executing the marketing communications plan to reach over 23,000 people for the Central Georgia Chapter.
Brian was commended by the Regional Director of H&R Block for coordinating and executing marketing strategies that increased new client growth in the Middle Georgia District for the first time in 11 years.
Mind Your Black Business honored Brian in their Business of the Week Spotlight on www.mindyourblackbusiness.com.
Selected to be a speaker and workshop coordinator for Design Week Tallahassee in the Fall of 2017.
Certified by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for completing the Art & Science of Grant Writing for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Recognized by the Leon County and the City of Tallahassee Consortium Interlocal Agreement as a Minority Business Enterprise owner.
Recognized by Florida Department of Management Services, Office of Supplier Diversity as a Florida Veteran and Minority Business Enterprise owner.
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