Brightman Designs is based in Denver, Colorado, just north of City Park. 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 your partner for success.
We are your professional 3D design team with the degrees and experience to back it up. After over a decade in business, we have a deep understanding of the challenges and constraints endured by our clients. We build accurate models off of your sketches and CAD drawings, and can even use our design expertise to fill in the blanks when information is lacking. 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. We’ve seen ongoing success based on a simple formula that we continually emphasize – regular communication, a staff of 3D artists hailing from fields relevant to your design practice, and tireless work that doesn’t stop until we have exceeded your expectations.
Starting on day one of your project, the Brightman Designs team communicates effectively to understand your specific needs in order to embrace your objectives fully. 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 that 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.
James earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the University of Colorado, Denver. He brings design expertise to Brightman Designs coupled with excellent customer service skills from his experience serving in the high-end food service industry. James’ primary role at Brightman Designs is producing quality modeling work and aiding visualization production. He has a passion for residential design work and will also lend his talents in photography and graphic design.
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