“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”
Most recently, I worked at the Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, where I took the company’s mission statement to heart, doing my best to honor both improving people’s experiences with digital products and moving the business and industry forward.
Since 2010, I’ve primarily focused on designing search experiences at Microsoft. I’ve been fortunate to work on many different products and features over the years. As search has naturally evolved into a service-oriented product, I’ve also driven design work with teams for Windows, Cortana, Office, as well as partnerships with Apple and Amazon.
Prior to Microsoft, I worked at a few marketing/advertising agencies, including my own studio in New York.
Mr BRIAN MORRIS
Mr BRIAN MORRIS
At the core of my work in digital product design and visual communications are strategic concepts that tell stories about brands in a usable and accessible manner.
Senior Experience Designer at Microsoft, AI + Research · Bellevue, WA and New York, NY
Apply strategic thinking and business goals to define visual and interaction design, incorporating both into the workflow and product design. As Design Lead, highlights include Query formulation, Header, Windows 10 Search Home, Amazon tablet search integration, Office 365 search integration, Cortana mobile apps, Multimedia Music core content, Bing Rewards, and four search verticals (Images, Videos, Vehicles, and Real estate). As a contributor, Whole page optimization (Search results with rich captions), Ads, Typography refresh, Windows 10 Search experiences, Conversational UI (Cortana, Bing, and Zo), Bing for Business, Answers refresh, Windows 8 app, iPad app, and several rounds of future vision work.
Principal at BEEMO · New York, NY and Rio de Janeiro
Senior Art Director at iCrossing · New York, NY
Responsible for design and technical development for the Emerging Technologies Group at the largest private SEO agency in the U.S. I worked with a multidisciplinary team of information architects, copywriters, developers, and designers to balance the technical details of SEO with branding initiatives to provide optimized content for clients like Coca-Cola, Batteries.com—winner of 2006 Web Award from the Web Marketing Association, Citibank, PetCo, Fairmont, and the Kennedy Space Center. Client pitches for American Express, Dollar Rent-a-Car, Charles Schwab, and Six Flags as well.
Senior Designer at The Knot · New York, NY
Responsible for designing an assortment of marketing materials for several in-house brands—The Knot, The Nest, Greatboyfriends, and PromSpot—as well as outside clients who advertise their products and services through these channels. Key clients included Kohls, Oral-B, Sony Music, Castle Resorts, and Collages.
Senior Art Director at One Digital · São Paulo, Brazil
As the first senior member of the creative team, I was responsible for both in-house visual branding of the agency—on and offline projects—as well as art direction and production for several corporate clients: Ford (Mexico), McDonald’s, and Bradesco.
Senior Art Director at Lowe & Partners · New York, NY
As the founding Art Director at Lowe, I was responsible for the world-class creative and solid strategic thinking behind the digital marketing efforts of Dell, Dennys, Western Union, Burger King, Courtyard, Lego, MapQuest, Amstel Light, Heineken, InterNap, SunGard, as well as in-house creative including corporate site design, identity systems, and video editing. Promoted to Senior Art Director, began to manage junior designers & interns.
Designer at UniWorld Group · New York, NY
I designed and developed the company’s first intranet, which was the largest, privately-held, multi-ethnic advertising agency in the country. This led to redesigning the company’s corporate site and acquiring more new media accounts. I also prepared presentations for clients such as AT&T, Burger King, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, and Microsoft.
Network Operations Technician at Sprint, Public Data Service Center · Washington, DC
I managed the world’s largest X.25 data network as well as Frame Relay networks. I also designed the P.D.S.C.’s first intranet, which helped make operations run more efficiently while supporting large client networks such as AOL.
Interactive Multimedia Design
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten School for the Arts · Amsterdam, NL
University of North Carolina · Wilmington, NC
2015 U.S. Patents D745,880, D722,073, & D722,074
2006 Advertising Standard of Excellence Award
2003 Creative Review, British design magazine
2003 Revista DIF, Portuguese lifestyle magazine
2002 1º Exposição de Arte Digital, Brazilian art exhibition
2002 Revista Bossa, Brazilian design magazine
2001 Finalist at NY Festival
English (native), Portuguese
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