Client: Roman Coppola
Roman Coppola came to us to brand his new production company Burbank Gamma Ray. Aiming to find the delicate balance between the retro and the futuristic, we designed a custom typeface. The final version being a hand-drawn rendition. It was then utilized into the letterhead, business card and website design.
BGR Logo fill
Logo on BGR site, outlined
BGR logo single-line
BGR Business Card
BGR logo outline
Client: BOOST MOBILE
We worked with 180LA to create this animation for X Games superstar Travis Pastrana. The animation depicts an illustrated timeline of his life from age 2 to 22 for a campaign celebrating his foray into NASCAR. This animated campaign corresponded with a graphic timeline on Pastrana’s Facebook page where viewers could could click on various years of his life which corresponded with the animation.
Travis's Timeline campaign as seen on Facebook
Travis’s life timeline coordinated with the videos we made
Client: Columbia Records
Queen of California & Drawsomething app
We created the bumpers for Converse’s web video series about up and coming bands. Rubber Tracks is an innovate community-based recording studio in Brooklyn NY.
Client: Rule the Sale LLC
Identity System & app design
Rule the Sale is a daily deals site for 2014. We had the unique opportunity to work with this start-up in their infancy. Our job was to create their branding and unite it across multiple platforms. We provided the iPhone app concept, an animated company introduction video, website concept, logo, business cards, letterhead and icon design.
Rule the Sale mark
Text with logo
A Selection of custom icons created for use in navigation
Client: MUSCLE MILK
Agency: Pereira & O'Dell
We partnered with Jeremy Konner at Partizan Films for their hilarious “Muscle Milk Spring Break” viral campaign. We created all of the graphics and typography to interact with the footage. The video skyrocketed to over 1 million plays on Youtube.
Agency: All Day Everyday
Client: The Standard Hotel
This 1600-drawing neon extravaganza was made for The Standard Hotel Group as part of Cine-Shorts. It’s a cell-animated experiment that corresponded with Arnold leaving office as governor and returning to the big screen.
Not only was the video quickly picked up by The Huffington Post, Movies.com and the The Shortlist, even Arnold himself tweeted about it.
The film then went on to be exhibited at the Flux Screening series at The Hammer Museum and has since gotten over 100k plays.
Client: Mara McCarthy
Website & e-commerce
Brainbow designed the web presence for the Box Gallery in Los Angeles. The site features beautifully organized visual content based around the grid system. The site is 100% managed by the gallery utilizing a custom built Content Management System and as of May 2013 we launched their brand new e-commerce editions shop.
Current Exhibitions Page
Past Exhibitions Page
Client: The Pestoni Family
We worked with the boutique Napa winery during a time of transition as they shifted from Rutherford Grove Winery to The Pestoni Family Rutherford Grove. Our task was to update their brand with the new personalized touch while strongly communicating their unique and rich history in the region. In doing so we designed their logo, website, vineyard map, tasting menus and their wholesale communication books.
Rutherford Grove homepage
Visit us page
Wine label mark
Pestoni Family RG logo
Client: Nero Productions
We provided animated content for 15 songs in the Peppers 2012 tour repertoire. Taking cues from various references as Jamaican imagery, WW1, bears, Henry Darger and London, England we created animated loops to represent each song.
“Monarchy of Angeles” live
“Monarchy of Angeles”
“Parallel Universe” live
closeup of Stage rig
“Factory of Faith” live clip 1
“Factory of Faith”
“Factory of Faith”
Co-Founder Harry McGowan brings a fine art perspective and a hands-on approach to his creative role at Brainbow.
In addition to working at the ground breaking digital agency Exopolis early in his career, Harry was named Associate Director of the MC Kunst gallery in Culver City in 2006. The gallery’s unconventional format was the perfect compliment to his creative talents and pool of diverse art world contacts and as a result, he produced some of the gallery’s most celebrated shows. In addition to producing major installation works for Paul Pfeiffer, Ari Marcopoulos and Daniel Martinez, he produced a two-story life-sized plexiglass New York fire escape for Kori Newkirk, a 16mm film for artist David Lamelas and numerous 35mm films for Turner prize winner Martin Creed. Originally from Nottingham, England Harry moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and attended CalArts, where he received a BFA in 2005 with a focus in photography and graphic design.
Co-Founder Jimmy Thompson is responsible for developing the strategic and innovative visual language that has become synonymous with Brainbow.
He began his career working under Mike Mills and Roman Coppola at their forward thinking and taste making operation, The Director’s Bureau. While there, Jimmy honed his skills in commercial and music video production and new media creation. Upon leaving the Bureau, he freelanced for such illustrious studios as Süperfad and Brand New School, further solidifying his natural prowess in bridging art and commerce through illustration, animation and design-based projects.
He continues to grow creatively outside of the studio by directing music video and film projects, including a commission by Getty Images, and exhibiting his work at galleries such as the Brewery, Fur Gallery, and Ghettogloss.
Jimmy received a BFA in Character Animation from CalArts and currently resides in Los Angeles, where he also teaches figure drawing part-time at Vision 21 Design College.