Brian Higgins

Brian Higgins

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Present

President and CMO

Spellbound Creative
May 2005 - Present

president and CMO

Brian Higgins Design

I started my own business upon leaving Bliss Marketing in 1997, however I have been designing marketing and advertising materials for businesses in and outside of Arizona since 1985. Clients have included; Avnet, Inc., Simula, Saleslogix Corp.,and E.B. Lane Advertising.

I restarted my business in May of 2007 and have done work for the city of Florence Arizona, Arizona State University, Copper Square, David and Sam PR, Sands Chevrolet, Temple Beth Sholom, JAVA Arts Group, Dunkin' Donuts, Southwest Business Finance Corporation and others. 

Jan 2007 - Jun 2007

Senior Designer

SHR is a brand strategy and marketing communications firm. Services include brand strategy, research consulting, naming,corporate identity and brand building. Clients included Association of Professional Tennis Players-ATP, Connecticut Health Foundation, Focus on the Family, Suzuki Automotive and more. Served as Senior Designer on staff, carrying out branding projects from the initial stages to final product.  

Mar 2003 - May 2005

Assistant Creative Director

Sage is the sixth largest software company in the world, with products that encompass your entire business including; Peachtree, MIP, MAS,Saleslogix, ACT, ABRA, TimeSlips and many more.I served as the Creative Director for the Corporate Marketing Department when Sage purchased Saleslogix, whom with I was employed at the time.Working with over thirty designers, writers and account executives, We were responsible for creating packaging, brochures, annual reports, direct mail, event graphics and collateral for their 30 different product lines and companies.

Sep 1999 - Mar 2003

Creative Director

Saleslogix Corporation

Saleslogix was purchased by Sage, PLC., in march of 2003 and at the time was the leading sales automation software company in the world and still is today. Saleslogix had two products; ACT! and Saleslogix both sales automation programs.Both were leaders in their business segment and are still the leading sellers. I served as the Creative Director for the corporation starting in 1999, and was responsible for the corporate identity and all collateral support for the corporate marketing department as well as supporting the needs of over 600 partners and thousands of sales reps worldwide. Duties included the design and/or oversight of all marketing materials including our freelance staff in addition to a 12 person marketing staff.Corporate identity, logo design, event design, newsletters, direct mail, magazine advertisement, video design and production, television commercials and more.


Sep 1980 - Jan 1985

Bachelor of Fine Arts

University of Arizona



Graphic Capabilities

Items i have produced for clients include; Brochures, Direct Mail campaigns, Logos, Brand Identity systems, Corporate Identity and business systems, Event graphics and videos, Television commercials both local and national campaigns, Print advertising, radio commercials, posters, invitations, magazine spreads, newsletters, marketing collateral, data sheets and much more.

Software capabilities

I have extensive knowledge in these software products; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Office. 


My interests include, but are not limited to; Fine art, Museums, Art History, Art museums, Theater, Music, Poetry and Reading.  

Hiking, boating, mountain climbing, kayaking, sports with my kids, watching my kids play sports, swimming, biking, walking with my wife and dog.


I have a vast knowledge of the graphic arts in several different mediums that include video, television, events, print and retail packaging. I also have art directed numerous photo shoots for the products I have helped to represent over the years, working with models and actors, for both still and motion photography. I have been the creative director for the last four companies/corporations where I have been employed, and have consistently performed at the highest levels.


My objective is to find either full time work or work on a freelance or part time basis whichever the client prefers.  I am dedicated to the profession and would like to find a company that is equally dedicated to their marketing and advertising efforts to help them to better their ROI and improve customer perception.  I like to be busy and focused and am looking for consistency in work and creative experimentation. 

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