Starry Eyes Media
"The teammate that plans and creates tools, systems, projects, and layouts while guiding the creative direction of the agency."
Brandon Gilbert
He/Him
Designer/Creative Director
Introduction
Brandon is the Creative Director at Starry Eyes. A touring musician until a few years ago, he once shared stages with the likes of Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd, Orgy, Molly Hatchet, and Hoobastank. Under the pseudonym "Ryland Parrish," Brandon is a featured artist at Spector Bass. When Brandon isn't designing or laying thick bass lines, he's expanding his knowledge of cosmology, geology, and paleontology and daydreaming about nature.
Expertise
Planning and developing organizational systems/tools that collect and propagate data in useful ways, solving problems on how to collect and use data, print and web design, collaborating with other creative individuals for design and brand strategies.
Education
  • Studies in Advertising/Graphic Design, Concord University
  • Studies in Business Administration - Marketing Concentration, Concord University
  • Studies in Business Administration - Bluefield State College
  • Studies in Commercial Art/Graphic Design, Mercer County Technical Education Center
Organizations
  • Alpha Chi National Honor Society: Founded in 1922 to recognize and promote academic excellence among college and university students of all disciplines, to encourage a spirit of service and leadership, and to nurture the elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. We accept only students who place in the top ten percent of their class from all academic disciplines. With some 300 chapters, located in almost every state, the organization inducts approximately 10,000 members annually.
  • Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society: Today, Gamma Beta Phi has chapters at community colleges, liberal arts institutions, and private/public research institutions across the United States. It regularly inducts thousands of academically successful students who share its mission of promoting education and service. The Society’s emphasis on post-induction community service distinguishes it from the vast majority of collegiate honor societies and scholastic associations.
  • Phi Sigma Phi National Fraternity: Phi Sigma Phi is a partnering organization with the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. This partnership was first implemented by Doug Renshaw at the Epsilon Zeta Chapter at Fairmont State University and was expanded to a national effort at the July 2015 National Leadership Development Academy in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Epsilon Lambda Chapter at the University of Michigan-Dearborn works with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and hosts their Pink Party annually to raise funds for breast cancer research.
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society: Founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Phi Eta Sigma is the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. The three Greek words appearing on our crest form the motto of the organization: "Knowledge is Power."
Awards
  • Bass Guitar Artist Endorsement, August 2014 - Spector Bass
  • Steve Clayton USA Artist Endorsement, Aug 2014 - Steve Clayton USA
  • Top Senior in Advertising/Graphic Design Program, May 2014 - Concord University
  • Dean’s List, December 2012 - Concord University (4.0 semester G.P.A.)
  • Dean’s List, July 2012 - Concord University (4.0 semester G.P.A.)
  • Dean’s List, May 2012 - Concord University (4.0 semester G.P.A.)
  • President’s List, December 2010 - Bluefield State College (4.0 semester G.P.A.)
  • President’s List, May 2010 - Bluefield State College (4.0 semester G.P.A.)
  • Dean’s List, December 2009 - Bluefield State College (3.75 semester G.P.A.)
  • Corporate Quarterly Outstanding Performance Award/Highest Data Sales (200%+) in WV Wireless Division, September 2008 - nTelos Wireless
  • Specialist E04 Promotion, July 2008 - United States Army
  • Army Service Ribbon, October 2007 - United States Army
  • Infantry Cross Rifle Medal, October 2007 - United States Army
  • Sharpshooter Marksman Badge, September 2007 - United States Army
  • Dean’s List, May 2006 - Bluefield State College (3.57 semester GPA)
  • President’s List, December 2005 - Bluefield State College (4.0 semester GPA)
  • Norma Jean Bay Scholarship for Top Graphic Design Students, May 2005