Contra brand is our philosophy, its the bridge across a widening divide between the tactile precision of print design and the streamlined functional expectations of the digital experience. The idea that a brand is everything, small or large every piece plays an equal part in a brands existence.
As an actions-sports-obsessed kid from the midwest, Wilson would run up his parents’ long distance bill requesting stickers from all his favorite companies and then fill his notebooks with sketches of their logos. It was his first real emotional experience with brand affiliation, but it stayed with him to this day. As the founder of Contra Brand Mfg in Kansas City, he now fills his days dreaming up, designing and building brand experiences for clients nationwide‚ like Messenger coffee, Ibis Bakery, Boulevard Brewing Company, McDonald's, Zion Snowboards, Red Bull, Ridefourever skate shop, Death lens and Howl supply. His work has been published in Graphis, Lockport Publishers and Index Book; recognized by industry organizations like AIGA and the ADDYs and showcased in numerous industry blogs. Wilson also teaches and is a father of two.