As creative director, Bryan Mazzarello draws on over a decade of professional design experience to create strategic visual communications that channel his clients’ need for both artistry and functionality.
After graduating from design school, Bryan worked as a web designer at universities and e-commerce start up. During those years, he honed his skills designing websites, print and email campaigns, and packaging design; working on advertising campaigns; directing photo shoots and videos; and developing e-commerce sites. Eager to share his skills with a broader client base, together with his wife Stephanie he founded Mazzarello Media & Arts in 2009.
Influenced by the clean lines of European design, Bryan has a knack for storytelling, a gift of sincere listening, and a tireless focus on the user experience. Working in tandem with each client, he becomes a devoted guardian of the brand. His passion for strategic thinking ensures a beautiful design that seamlessly integrates an organization’s mission and vision. His creativity, customer service, and attention to detail makes Bryan a much sought after creative director throughout the west coast and beyond.
I'd seen quite a few movies at a young age, but none captured my imagination like George Lucas and Star Wars
. Half of my awe probably came from John Williams' amazing soundscape/soundtrack, and it sparked the daydreamer inside of me. I remember obsessing over my Star Wars figures. I played alone for hours with my toys, laying on the ground trying to see my “sets” from Luke Skywalker's perspective. Today, that daydreamer is the side of me that comes up with a lot of out-of-the box solutions for clients.
Quiet on the Set
In the summer of 1999, I had a life-changing internship with the award-winning cinematographer Ralph Linhardt that taught me the importance of collaborative work. In addition to incredible opportunities like working on a Disney film, I also learned firsthand what it takes for more than 100 people to collaborate and accomplish a common goal. No film comes together without a cohesive vision set by the leadership and a total buy-in from the crew.
Jump, Jive, An' Wail
When I first learned to swing dance I was frustrated by its confining structure. But once I got the steps down I realized that there's room for flexibility and improvisation within the structure. And unless you want to be the awkward guy in the corner doing the Charleston by yourself, you need a partner. Although I lead, my partner can improvise, and the better I got at leading, the more she trusted me and the more we both enjoyed the song. I think working with clients is a lot like dancing. I know the song and can lead and that frees up my clients -- you -- to enjoy the process. When you come to us, you trust us with your brand and oftentimes your livelihood. I do not take that lightly and, as with the trust of a dance partner, it makes room for more creativity.