R. Brian Stone

Brian is a Business Innovation Specialist with SalesGlobe. He advises clients on incorporating innovation into business in practical ways. Brian is a practicing designer, educator, and researcher in the area of interaction design, information design, user experience, and communication through motion.

Brian teaches Visual Communication in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University and is a principal partner of Växa Design Group. His work has garnered numerous awards for design excellence, usability, and user satisfaction. He is the author of several articles on the subjects of interactive experiences, usability, information visualization, and kinetic typographic messages. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and has held visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore and Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) in Brazil.

Previously, Brian taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has also held staff positions at Nationwide Insurance, Surgical Laser Technologies, Orthovita, Noel Mayo Associates, and the Bailey Design Group. Apple Computer has recognized Brian as one of the top educational technology leaders in the U.S. with the Apple Distinguished Educator award. He is also a recipient of the 2002 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching from The Ohio State University and the 2005 Order of Omega Faculty Recognition Award.

Brian holds a MA and MFA in Design from The Ohio State University and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of the Arts. Brian enjoys world travel and adding to his list approaching one hundred countries visited.