Brien Thompson is owner of Haystack Creative. Haystack is a creative resource for combining business strategy with staffing strategy, focused on helping creative teams grow their businesses and talented creative professionals find their perfect direct hire placement. Haystack is focused on the Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles markets. Brien earned a BFA from Pacific Lutheran University and has been living and working in Seattle for the last 17 years. Brien has been involved in AIGA for the past 11 years as a non member, member, sponsor, event volunteer, and as on the AIGA Board as Volunteer Director. As a board member, Brien is looking forward to our upcoming year. He believes attending, sponsoring and getting involved with AIGA events are great opportunities to interact, meet a lot of wonderful people, and provide a meaningful connection with the local and national design community.
Brien has been on the planning committees of Design Camp, many of our Holiday, and Membership Events and has participated in Reality Check for many moons. He currently serves on a number of educational advisory boards.
Beyond a few pats on the back, Brien has no awards or recognitions to speak of.