About

“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”

—Satya Nadella

Currently, I work at the Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, where I’ve taken the company’s mission statement to heart and do my best to honor both improving people’s experiences with digital products as well as moving the business and industry forward.

Since 2010, I’ve been primarily focused on designing search experiences for Microsoft’s search engine. I’ve been fortunate to work on many different features over the years. As search has naturally evolved into a service-oriented product, I’ve also driven design work with teams at Windows, Cortana, Office, as well as partnerships with Apple and Amazon.

Prior to Microsoft, I worked at a few marketing and advertising agencies, including my own studio in New York.

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Mr Brian Morris

Mr BRIAN MORRIS
Experience designer
mrbrianmorris@gmail.com

PROFILE
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.

EXPERIENCE
2010–current
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.

2007–2010, 2001–2003
Principal at BEEMO · New York, NY and Rio de Janeiro

  • SmartReply; I.A., design, and front-end development for largest SMS ad platform in the U.S.
  • How To Be Single site for NYT best-selling author Liz Tuccillo; design and development
  • Seed Media Group; illustrations and marketing campaigns
  • This is NYC site for NYC & Company; site design
  • Hewlett-Packard; direct mail campaign
  • Dell Computers, Latin America; multilingual printed brochures
  • Vogue Brasil; cover and 30-page layout for Gisele special edition
  • Dunkin’ Donuts; branding campaign
  • Mary Mac Apparel; technical illustrations for clothing line
  • NY Press; editorial illustrations for print and online

2005–2007
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.

2004–2005
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.

2003–2004
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.

2000–2001
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.

1998–2000
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 agencies 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.

1997–1998
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.

EDUCATION
1998
Interactive Multimedia Design
Hoge School voor de Kunsten School for the Arts · Amsterdam, NL

1990–1994
B.A., Psychology
University of North Carolina · Wilmington, NC

RECOGNITION
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

LANGUAGES
Native English, fluent survival Portuguese

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