Brian Singer is a fine artist whose work includes installations, civic-minded projects, paper sculpture, and large-scale participatory experiences. Brian recently changed gears to devote his full-time attention to artwork after years of running his own agency and holding senior design roles at Facebook and Pinterest. In this episode of Making Ways, learn more about gradually carving out a career based on doing more of what you like and less of what you feel obligated to do. Brian also shares details on his new crowdfunded earthquake preparedness project, Basic Safety, and his acclaimed The 1000 Journals Project, which has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Brian Singer, also known as Someguy, is a San Francisco based fine artist whose projects have received international attention. His art ranges from intimate works with paper to large scale participatory projects. The 1000 Journals Project, launched in 2000, was turned into a book, a feature length documentary, and has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The project was covered in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens and many others. More recently, he launched the provocative project TWIT Spotting, where photos of people using their phones while driving were placed onto Billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brian is also an accomplished graphic designer having created work for Apple, Adidas, SFMOMA, Facebook, Chronicle Books and many others. In addition to being recognized with numerous awards and publications, he has served as the president of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design and taught at Academy of Art University.