Josh Beatman

Brainchild Studios

Norwalk, CT, USA
Brainchild Studios' diversity is evident by our body of work. We understand that each client comes with their own unique set of problems to be solved and that there are no standard solutions that work for everyone. We are at our best when working with clients that share our goals, to produce intelligent, thoughtful and exciting work that meets and exceeds expectations. This is paramount to us and what we strive for with each and every project.

Work Experience

Brainchild Studios/NYC

Creative Director/Owner

Clients: DC Comics/Warner Bros., Comic-Con International, Comic-Con Museum, Graphitti Designs, Publicis/Kaplan Thaler (Brands: Lipitor, Celebrex, Eliquis, Wendy’s, edmunds.com) Nathan Sawaya, Inc., Green Key Resources, Enigma Books, Tachyon Publications, Osprey Publishing, Columbia University Press, Young Minds Inspired, Carpenters Union-Local 1536
May 1996 - Present New York, United States

Brainstorm Unlimited

Art Direction and Design

As senior designer was responsible for juggling multiple projects, from concept through to the final stages of production. Interfaced with both clients and printers. Projects included display packaging, direct mail, logotypes, collateral, advertisements and trading cards.

Clients: DC Comics, HBO, Fine Line Films, Xerox, Children's Television Workshop
March 1995 - June 1996 New York, New York, United States

K. Landman Inc.

Graphic Designer

Responsible for a broad range of work within both the print and video fields. Corporate identity, collateral, magazine advertisements, multimedia and interactive.

Clients: CBS, A&T, A&S Plaza, HBO Studio Productions
March 1994 - July 1995 New York, New York, United States

Albrecht Advertising + Design

Junior Designer

Clients: Lifetime Television, Loehmann's, Robert Stock Menswear
July 1992 - July 1993 New York, New York, United States

Education

SUNY At New Paltz

BFA Graphic Design

1987 - 1991 New Paltz, New York, United States

Awards

Indie Book Awards

Best Fiction Cover Design (Finalist)—The DeValera Deception

2011

Will Eisner Award

Best Publication Design—Absolute Justice Deluxe Edition

2010

Book Of The Year Award - ForeWord Reviews—Gold Medal

Book Jacket Design—The DeValera Deception

2010

LogoLounge 5

Inclusion of the DC "Spin"

2009

Mohawk Award Of Excellence

DC Comics' Stationary Set/The DC "Spin"

2005

Summit Creative Award

Grendel Calender for Graphitti Designs—Bronze

2001

Summit Creative Award

The Adventures with the DC Superheroes Milk Magazine for DC Comics—Bronze

2001

Milestones

• San Diego Comic-Con corporate mark designed with Richard Bruning (1995)

• DC Comics' corporate mark—the "Spin" (2005)

• The event car for the Batman Begins 400, part of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, driven by Mark Martin (2005)

• Vertigo Crime line of graphic novels (2009)

• Will Eisner Award for Best Publication design for Absolute Justice, designed with Curtis King (2010)

• Will Eisner Award for Best Publication design for The Sandman Gallery Edition for Graphitti Designs/DC Comics (2016)