Director-Animator, Broadcast Designer, Art Director, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

After receiving a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University and working as an animation cell colorist & finisher in Richmond, Virginia, Stephen W. Brandt relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 and began his career in broadcast design as a designer at E! Entertainment Television. He then worked as a Senior Designer and eventually as an Art Director at Turner Entertainment Networks in Atlanta, contributing to the on-air identities of TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies. As a freelance Art Director in New York City, he worked with such television networks as The Movie Channel, Showtime, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Beyond, Flix, and PBS. In 2001 he returned to Richmond and made the transition from broadcast design into television commercial production. His clients include Bojangle's Chicken, The Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation, and World of Mirth. When not creating spots for television, he enjoys making animated shorts which have been shown across the United States at various film festivals; his short nyc 2057ad aired on LOGO. He has earned several awards from the Broadcast Design Association and has been featured in Communication Arts and Print magazines, as well as having served as a juror for national and international design competitions. He is a recipient of the 2013 Arts Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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