Brian Ajhar is a character designer and illustrator who specializes within the animation and publishing industry. During his four-decade career, his whimsical ideas and appealing characters have found their way into every genre of the publishing world. Brian’s character design work for animation includes feature films, television commercials, independent films, and educational projects.
Brian’s artwork has been recognized in the Society of Illustrators Annuals, SOI Humor Annuals, Communication Arts Annuals, Print Design Annuals. He was featured in an article in HOW Magazine and recent interviews with Character Design References and The Art Side of Life. Brian has been a guest lecturer at many schools and Universities, teaching illustration concept classes and character development at Syracuse University, FIT, University of the Arts, and the University of Hartford and online classes for Motivart and SVS the Society of Visual Storytelling. In 2006, his artwork was displayed at The University of Hartford, CT, where he received the distinguished “Koopman Chair Award for the Visual Arts.”
Recently, Brian has completed a project for the Disney Book Group, along with several character development projects for animation and magazine illustration. As of late, he has worked with clients such as House Special, Disney, and Animal Logic.