BIRH_ for visual solutions to complex problems.

Graphic Design, Illustration, eCommerce, Photography, Marketing

LVL1 APPAREL

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To date, we have launched 7 of my own designs, hosted a booth at 4 competitions, created custom designs for several gyms, and we currently sponsor 6 national level olympic weightlifters, strongmen, and CrossFit athletes.

At […]

Foundry Square IV Marketing Package

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As the Director of Design and Photography for Palmer Capital Inc, I completed all the visual aspects of the production of marketing materials for the Foundry Square IV campaign: 

– Coordinated and executed the photography with […]

Valley Fair Marketing Package

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As the Director of Design and Photography for Palmer Capital Inc, I completed all the visual aspects of the production of marketing materials for the Valley Fair campaign: 

– Coordinated and executed the photography with property management […]

Houston Global Health

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The Houston Global Health Collaborative is a collection of individuals from various institutions and organizations throughout the Texas Medical Center and greater Houston area dedicated to realizing the vision of seeing the area as global leader in […]

French Greeting Cards

A set of greeting cards created meant to make people feel loved and appreciated created solely in Illustrator and Photoshop.

“Happy Birthday”
“Get Well Soon”
“Thank You”

Smith: An Uncommon History

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Everyone wants a connection to their past. When I stumbled upon a typewritten manuscript from 1930 outlining my family’s history dating back to the 1700’s I had to put my mark on it and preserve […]

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Brian Smith
Brian SmithDirector of Design and Photography
I love making things look beautiful. I excel at taking big projects, that seem overwhelming, and systematically chipping away at them. I see design as a way to visually inspire the audience to take action. I am never content with “good enough,” and work hard to reach excellent.

Daily, I take part in a combination of art direction, layout design, web design, project management, marketing, photography, eCommerce, online marketing, and illustration.

I also have 3 wonderful daughters and a loving wife who supports and enjoys sharing in my creativity.

With hands on and art direction experience, I am well equipped to see a design project through from the planning phase to completion.

As the Director of Design & Photography at Palmer Capital Inc., I lead a team of designers and photographers, in conjunction with market analysts and writers, to produce what are considered by our clients to be the best marketing materials in commercial real estate.

In 2013, I started LVL1 APPAREL, a brand centered on the ideals of Strength, Courage, and Dignity. Our designs are never crass, which is common in the industry, and are always skillfully illustrated. I use hand lettering together with iconic imagery to create a design with life to it.

“I went to a client dinner the evening after we met with you and everyone at the table was talking about how you have the best offering books around.”
Jennifer Ratcliffe, Lincoln Property Group
“I ordered the shirt for my girlfriend, she loved the the design and the quality! Need a different size but thats my own fault haha, i will definitely be ordering from LVL1 APPAREL again can’t wait to see more designs!”
Travis Dunlop, Happy LVL1 APPAREL Customer