Brad Simpson is a creative professional who focuses on design and user experience in both the digital and physical space. Known for his ability to lead complex assignments with a calm demeanor; he brings a deep understanding of design and creative management. Brad is hands-on and has learned that only a collaborative team will lead to powerful work.
Bringing thirty-plus years of experience as a visual designer, art director and creative director, Brad has worked as a freelancer, consultant and full time employee for nonprofit, educational organizations and big agencies alike. Creating meaningful and successful work for diverse clients from Ascent Aviation, HandwashingforLife, Nelbud Services, Noah’s Arc and Chicago Artist Coalition to commercial brands like Celebrity Cruises, Sharpie, Expo Markers, Prismacolor, Harris Bank, and McDonald's.
Brad is one of the three founding partners of Chicago Camps, an innovative group that is creating and hosting conferences and seminars to educate and inspire the digital design community. Chicago Camps attracts speakers and visitors internationally and after six years, has become a must-do experience in the industry.
Brad believes in creativity, collaboration and common sense.
Bakery is a boutique design firm specializing in branding, visual and user experience design in the digital and physical space. Our passion is to solve problems that reward the consumer, user and business alike. We believe in creativity, collaboration, common sense, and the power of design to transform just about anything. Our passion is to uniquely distinguish you and the relationship you have with your customers.
Dec 2011 – Present
Chicago, IL | Three Oaks, MI | Detroit, MI
Chicago Camps is dedicated to providing low-cost, high-value events for designers, developers and anyone else who in the Chicago area who is interested in amping up their skills.
Chicago Camps is Russ Unger, Shay Howe & Brad Simpson
Dec 2012 – Present
Greater Chicago Area
May 2015 – Jun 2015
J. Walter Thompson
ContractOct 2014 - Feb 2015
Feb 2013 – Apr 2013
CD - Interactive
May 2010 – Dec 2011
CD - Interactive
Nov 2008 – May 2010
Sr. Art Director - Interactive
Jan 2006 – Nov 2008
Publicis Groupe/Leo Burnett/Capps Digital
Sr. Production Designer
Dec 1999 – Jan 2006
Oct 1993 – Dec 1999
1989 – 1993
Colorado Institute of Art
Associates in Visual Communications
Field of Graphic Design
1986 – 1988