Brightman Designs is based in Denver, Colorado. We’re in your time zone (or close to it) and hard at work when you need us most. Our team is both highly responsive and works diligently to feel like we’re right down the street from you. When you’re on a deadline, we’re partners for your success.
We are a professional services firm with the sincerest attention to the needs of our clients and partners. After nearly a decade of work in the business, we have a deep understanding of the challenges and constraints endured by our customers. We know that deadlines and quality are critical for your success. As a result, your priority becomes our priority.
We don’t take image-quality lightly. Impeccable results are our business. And, we’ve seen ongoing success based on a simple formula that continually emphasize:
There’s no secret to providing exceptional quality… if you expect nothing less and refuse to compromise
From the onset, the Brightman Designs communicates effectively to understand your specific needs in order to fully embrace your objectives. We don’t believe customers should blindly send files to an empty folder in the hopes that perfect renderings will appear a few days later. Instead, we partner with you from the onset by thoroughly reviewing your specific project needs. Then, we conduct regular interaction points to ensure our progress is aligned with your requirements.
Mike Brightman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a Masters Degree in Architecture from Kent State University. After finishing his degrees he spent several years working in architecture firms creating complex designs and visualizations exclusively using SketchUp — most notably working at Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative in Denver, CO and Urban Studio Architects in Tampa, FL. Mike founded Brightman Designs in 2013. He’s subsequently gained major industry recognition as a regular speaker on the national circuit while providing hundreds of hours of free learning to thousands of SketchUp users. Mike has also published multiple books on the topic including, ‘The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture (2nd Edition).
Luke Vercia studied Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he started his career as a 3D Data Specialist at Google. His strong interest in sketching and 2D rendering took him to London, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at London Metropolitan University while working as a Graphic Designer at LINE Communications (Learning Technologies Group plc). He has gained experience in marketing as a Senior Graphic Designer and in consumer goods as a Product Designer. He also returned to the Art Institute of Colorado as an Adjunct Instructor, leading courses in computer modeling, infographics, and portfolio preparation.
Zac earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University. Before joining the Brightman team, Zac spent several years working at some of the most prominent Landscape Architecture firms in the Denver metro area. While working in the industry Zac has gained valuable experience producing construction documents, performing public outreach, and creating 3D visualizations and illustrative graphics. With a keen eye for detail Zac has helped contribute to the success of projects from small to large varying from private estates to master planned communities.
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