"the essence of a bowl is its emptiness. If you make design about design, you’re just stacking bowls."    - Frank Chimero
Brian Obee was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a school teacher and a rocket scientist on Groucho Marx's, Annie Leibovitz's and Gandhi's birthday.

Raised on gumbo, laser tag and '80s action movies he flunked out of college, preferring to spend his time reading the Photoshop 2.5 user manual rather than go to class like his schoolmate Shaq.

Obee spent time as a seat filler at the MTV studio near 42nd Street in Manhattan where he watched television production behind the scenes. His interview as an audience member with Riki Rachtman about getting kicked out of a Metallica concert did not air though, sadly.

In a similar experience while observing film production in the French Quarter of New Orleans as an extra, Brian's unexpected impromptu scene with Julia Roberts in The Pelican Brief was also cut and didn't make the film.

This level of acceptance of Obee by Hollywood continued at the Sunset Gower lot when he attempted to help Milton Berle up some stairs. Pushing his way through Berle's elderly entourage to get behind Mr. Television, Obee was halted when Berle turned around and snapped, "Wait your turn."

Eventually Brian's interest in movies and television and his experience using Photoshop was rewarded with an apprenticeship under 3D artist Harri Pääkkönen at boutique visual effects studio Mixin Pixls in Santa Monica. Pääkkönen guided Obee's development as an artist by refusing to answer any questions, insisting that figuring out the answers himself was part of Obee's training.

While at Mixin Pixls, Obee was thrilled to see his work appear in national commercial spots, television broadcasts, in a Super Bowl commerical for Honda, in the Jackie Chan movie The Tuxedo and on the Britney Spears in Hawaii DVD.

Obee went on to work on several years of The Academy Awards as a graphic designer and completed nine seasons of shows for Comedy Central as a visual effects artist, lead graphic designer and on-set VFX supervisor including The Showbiz Show with David Spade, Lewis Black's Root of All Evil and over 100 episodes of Tosh.0.

After declaring himself the green screen king, Obee relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where he set his sights on a new challenge, to create content for the massive digital signs decorating the world famous Strip.

He became the Senior Digital Content Designer for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas where he created the Lighthouse Logo at the top of the Boulevard Tower before moving into a two year contract with Tao Group to rebrand several properties along the Strip.

This effort, recognized with a Las Vegas Addy Award in 2019 for the Tao Beach video Piñata, included Marquee Nightclub’s Neon Sign, Marquee Dayclub’s Beach Balls, TAO Beach’s Babe Holding Fan and TAO Asian Bistro’s Always A Happy Ending.