circa A.D. 1974 — Brian Gardner, Iconic design et al.

I’m Brian, a Chicago-based designer, WordPress expert, and the creator of Powder—a collection of feature-rich starter themes that leverage the power of block-based design and the site editor.

Personally, I believe in the power of simplicity and create things that look good, function with purpose, and make people happy.

In the fall of 2021, I officially joined WP Engine, and currently serve as a WordPress advocate. My position is a great fit, as it allows me to spend time in areas I love: design, WordPress, community.

You can often find me frequenting the local Starbucks or running a nearby trail. As for music, these are my all-time favorite songs:

  1. Here’s Where The Story Ends – The Sundays
  2. Do What You Have to Do – Sarah McLachlan
  3. Black – Pearl Jam
  4. Mistakes – Gregory Alan Isakov
  5. My Immortal – Evanescence

Also, let’s connect on social media: TwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram

It offers a glimpse into my latest adventures, a sneak peek at what goes on backstage, and a way to get to know each other better.

In the meantime, may the odds be ever in your favor.

—Brian Gardner