Birch Sworn is the one-man branding and design shop of Christopher Brown located in Kansas City, Missouri.

I’ve heard it said:

The creative adult is the child who survived.

For as long as I can remember I have been interested in figuring out how to create the things I see in my mind. As a boy, that manifested in drawing everything I saw. When I wasn’t interpreting the world through sketches and pictures, I was usually outside exploring, discovering and building all sorts of curious things—from backyard theme parks to handmade toys. It helped that I was (and still am) a perfectionist. From those foundational experiences I cultivated a love for all things beautiful and thoughtfully crafted.

These days my innate curiosity for creating is found in almost everything I do. I believe in creating macro-to-micro experiences. I believe anything worth creating should work simply and intuitively. And I believe in a passion for building and maintaining beautiful things—the ambition that is the hallmark of my life’s pursuit.

Over the past 12 years, I have been working as an Art Director and Designer in ad agencies, design studios and on my own. I have garnered an ever-increasing set of skills in animation, video production, motion and interactive content. I design responsively and am well-versed in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and WordPress.

When I’m not working, I can be found experimenting with food, producing alcohol, taking pictures, playing with my daughter, traveling the globe with my wife, and, yes, still marveling at this curious world.

Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin