Brian Merrell

Lead Designer, After Effects

Brian is a Seattle-based creative whose career has been shaped by Adobe After Effects. He worked as a motion designer and compositor at commercial studios until 2014 when he joined Microsoft to work on HoloLens, its mixed-reality headset. He developed the look and feel of holographic interactions by creating visual prototypes in After Effects, which began a transition to product design that eventually led him to Adobe where he’s excited to help shape the future of his favorite application.