shark&minnow names Brian Andrew Jasinski to Director of Design

shark&minnow has appointed Brian Andrew Jasinski to the role of Director of Design. Jasinski joins the leadership team where, in addition to managerial duties, he will formalize and lead the firm’s design practice.

Jasinski is a nationally-sought, seasoned industry veteran – having spent his career as a Designer at Epstein Design Partners, Inc. and most recently American Greetings. In addition to his commercial design work, he is also the graphic designer and illustrator behind the brand Grey Cardigan and well respected fine artist. In the past few years Jasinski has received heightened national recognition – having appeared as a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made program and Blue Moon Brewing Co.’s 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Artist Pack design showcase – in which he was one of 20 national artists chosen. Jasinski earned his BFA in Graphic Design from the Cleveland Institute of Art – also receiving the Agnes Gund Traveling Scholarship – and is a 2011 recipient of the Cuyahoga Partnership for Arts + Culture Fellowship. He has designed for institutions and organizations ranging from hospitals, breweries, artisans, photographers, IT companies and non-profit groups.

“We have had the pleasure of getting to know him – first through his work, then personally – over the better part of the past decade,” says shark&minnow Chief Strategy Officer, Eric Kogelschatz. “His thoughtful, strategic approach to design made him the perfect fit for our firm.”

When asked about his decision to join the firm, Jasinski says: “The commitment to quality research and strategy that shark&minnow offers, is evident in the success and growth experienced by their diverse roster of clients. I am honored to join this dynamic team, and to further cultivate the visual voice of shark&minnow. To work alongside Hallie & Eric in a leadership role is an incredible opportunity as a design professional – and I look forward to the collaborative partnership this new chapter will bring.”

Locally-based, internationally utilized firm shark&minnow services a growing roster of brands. The firm’s clients include B2B and B2C clients in the following sectors: Education, Finance, Health/Medical, Logistics/Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Retail and Civic Engagement/not-for-profit. Currently, clients are headquartered in Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Lansing, Nashville, Norfolk, New York, Rotterdam, São Paulo and Washington D.C.

The firm’s permanent office is under construction and will be located within the City of Cleveland. A summer opening is planned – details to be announced at a later date.