To consistently provide the ultimate in design creativity and customer service, with an experience and artistic vision that is second to none. While working to raise the standard of automotive illustration, I seek to educate the public with regard to the labor and sacrifice required to create a work of fine art.
About Me in 30 Seconds:
I draw cars.
I also provide full-service hot rod design and illustration, custom car, graphic and web design tailored to the custom automotive aftermarket, including logos, branding, project planning and research, and even apparel design. Need an ad, some copy, or a jump on social media? I do that, too.
Why Choose Me? Quick Facts:
I'm an automotive artist, illustrator and hot rod designer, specializing in the creation of conceptual artwork for hot rod, muscle car and pro-touring projects, as well as sport trucks, minis and tuner compacts. I also create ad, print and web design tailored to the automotive aftermarket and specialty car industries, serving some of the top shops and businesses in the country.
I was born into the whole "car thing", with two automobile-loving parents. My earliest memories are of cars, from working on them with my father to keep them running, to strolling shows and cruises, dreaming of one day building our own. My memories are so conditioned to a car-centric method of cataloging events, that I organize those events by what car we had at what time... It's a sickness, but the benefits of such memories is priceless.
My professional experience has been almost exclusively automotive-related, from humble days sweeping the floors, detailing cars, selling auto parts, working in collision shops and a number of years behind the parts counter in a dealer environment. I know cars. I understand their function, their systems, and what it takes to actually build one.
When you hire me, you get an experienced automotive professional with real-world experience. I'm not an art major who happens to like cars. I feed my family using my knowledge of cars.
I build each design from my work experience.
It was these experiences, combined with my passion for hot rods and custom cars that led to my present career as a hot rod designer. Drawing on my experience in building cars, I create designs for projects, and apply my knowledge of fabrication and engineering to ensure that what gets drawn gets built as well. I try to incorporate a love for form and balance with an understanding of the vehicle structure, and plan each modification and change according to both of these, all while keeping in mind the technical and fabrication abilities of the builder(s) involved. You won't find this knowledge and experience anywhere else.
What our clients think:
“KICKER has been using Brian/PCK
Studio for a couple of years now for our custom project vehicle renderings. He
is by far the best we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. His work
is always delivered on time and his designs are always right on target with
what we envision and they always exceed expectations.”
-- R.D., KICKER Car Audio
"His automotive renderings are relentless, his web designs are near genius, and the graphic design will knock you out! We are are very diverse company with high expectations and we consider PCK Studio to be an integral part of our team. Without great design, we would not have the accuracy to lead our clients to a successful end result." -- Z.C., Cotati Speed Shop
"I have used PCK Studio's for several years to design and build my website, and the service and quality of Brian's work is second to none. I have referred other people to him and have heard nothing but complements about his work on their sites and design work. It was one of the best choices I made to better my business." -- T.W., Recovery Room Hot Rod Interiors
"Brian is a master of defining a project with the unlimited amount of detail that he adds to each rendering. Nothing is too small for Brian to make subtle changes to, which adds up to make any mild project turn into a mind bending masterpiece that will stand out in any crowd. He takes on a project as if it were his own, with personal touches that others just can't match. It was pleasure having Brian play a large part of my personal project. A true professional to the very end!" -- R.S., Florida
"When I first contacted Problem Child Kustoms about building a website, I had no idea what direction I wanted to take or what look I wanted it to have. After a few conversations with Brian, he was able to formulate what kind of a site I might like and created a website for me that was beyond my expectations. The end result was fabulous and it was like he was able to read my mind. His outstanding level of creativity was able to launch a first class website for my photography that not only looks very professional, but makes me look like I am at the top of my game. For that, I am forever thankful." -- J.M., Juxtaposed Machines
"Absolute brilliance. Brian wow'd us from the first conversation, schooling us with what seemed like a never-ending river of knowledge, and then backed it up with design sensibility. Without a doubt one of the BEST in the world, and always a fun time talking with Brian. He has a wicked sense of humor, communicates incredibly well, and is some artistic savant and boy genius wrapped in one incredibly fast package. We can't say enough good about the 'boy who fell from a chair'." --K.R., Nevada
What a pleasure it is to work with you. The posters came and they are beautiful! I've already ordered a frame for one. This whole process forced me to focus my vision for the car in a very specific way so that I could communicate to you what I was after, then you used your gifts to make the vision come to life. I'm very proud for both of us :) " --M.M., California
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
If you're starting a new rod or kustom, or even bike project, a rendering and some conceptual sketches are just the place to start! Looking for a logo, graphics, or website for your business? You've hit the right place, too! Studio PCK is truly your one-stop shop for all of your needs!
My professional background has been almost exclusively automotive, having worked for manufacturers, dealerships and aftermarket supply houses in parts, service and body repair. This experience and knowledge is the edge you need when designing your project... In other words, I have the artistic ability to DRAW your car, but also the technical knowledge to ensure that it CAN BE BUILT. This also means that I can assist you in sourcing the parts and components for the project, and even find those oddball parts and pieces to make it all work. My artwork is engineered on paper, with each modification carefully researched to not only look good, but to work properly. I consider labor, materials and complexity, and tailor the design to suit your (or your builder's) abilities and budget. If you're shopping around for a designer, be sure to compare this service with the others, and I'm confident that you'll find my work, knowledge and service to be unique in the market.
My experience and reference library of classic cars and hot rods and customs places me in the unique category of consulting and researching vehicles for restoration, as well. I can assist you in documentation of your project, and offer you information on proper date, paint and trim codes, as well as technical specifications and parts interchange. Consider me your one-stop information warehouse.
If this is your first restoration, resto-mod or full-on custom project, I can help lessen your stress by supplying project management services, as well. I'll not only assist in creating a timeline for the project, but help you lay out a budget, arrange parts and accessories inventory, and assist in finding the right shops for your project. Let my experience save you some common pitfalls, and make the experience a memorable and enjoyable one. After all, the point of this hobby is enjoying your project. I'll work to make it happen smoothly!
Get the lowdown on me, see why you should choose Studio PCK, and find out how it all works... or sit back, relax, and read all the way through! If you're interested, check out an interview with me HERE!
Again, thanks for checking us out, and we look forward to serving you in the
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Check out an interview with Brian HERE at 1-UP.com!
"It isn't every studio that has a cameraman who once traveled a backwoods vaudeville circuit with a seal named Eunice," wrote a wise man... It's that kind of "out-of-the-box" thinking that drives Problem Child Kustoms Studio every day.
Why settle for just another hired wrist to pen your project vision, when you can hire a designer with true field experience in the automotive industry...
A face made for radio and fashion sense that defies description...
"They (Problem Child Kustoms) are professional, courteous and go out of their way to help make your visions a reality. Their expertise and knowledge will maximize the concept into a design.
They have our highest recommendation."
-- J.A., J2 Speed & Custom
"Brian and I have worked together on a few different small projects and have a couple of bigger projects in the works. By listening to my ideas, good and bad, Brian couples his experience and knowledge to focus my ideas into easy to follow concepts then turns those concepts into sketches or layouts that each and every time have exceeded my expectations. Brian's creativity, good humor and ridiculously vast car knowledge is seen in all of his work.
I highly recommend Problem Child Kustoms and would welcome any further questions you might have."
-- C.P., MyRideisMe.com