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Brian Battles

Business, Computers and IT


Brian Battles is an Interactive Media Certificate Program instructor at the North City Continuing Education campus. He has taught at many San Diego colleges and universities in subjects including drawing, painting, art history, art appreciation, and graphic design.

His professional background includes freelance illustration and graphic design as well as a designer for advertising and design agencies. His clients include Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Zoological Society of San Diego, Sony, Toyota, AT&T, Esquire Magazine, Kimberly-Clark, Liz Claiborne, See's Candies, ABC-TV, Kaiser-Permanente, Brian Wilson Productions, and the San Diego Museum of Art.

Brian was a founding member of the Society of Illustrators of San Diego, a board member from 1990-1992 and president in 1992. He was a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals from 1999-2005.

Other creative interests include drawing, fiber art, and music. He was co-owner of SideBMusic, an independent music label, from 2006-2013. And he wrote, produced, recorded and released the holiday song, "Christmas in California."

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