Brian Gross
Creative Director

Brian GrossCreative Director

Brian founded Nail in 1998 and never looked back. Largely because of a pulled muscle in his neck.

But even back then on the borrowed computers in the unheated office, Brian’s single-minded focus was on great ideas (as well as finding adequate food and shelter).

The result has been 10-fold growth and fifteen straight years as Rhode Island’s leading agency at the Hatch Awards for Creative Excellence. He’s also won Webbys, Cannes, One Show, Clio, Communications Arts, FWA and a whole bunch of other awards (can you believe how many awards this stupid industry gives itself?).

An SVA graduate, Brian joined Grey and learned how great ideas could be destroyed by a monolithic bureaucracy. He then moved to a boutique in Boston where he learned how great ideas could be destroyed by huge egos and an enthusiasm for vodka. He vowed these were issues Nail would never deal with.

And if you’re one of those people who loves to see the names of big brands a person has worked on, this will be your favorite part of Brian’s bio: Domino’s Pizza, Kool-Aid, Vail Resort, BMW, Salomon, Ray-Ban. We could go on but we don’t want you to get too worked up.