Chances are you’ve seen Bryan Todd‘s work if you’ve been to the Highlands, downtown, Butchertown and Shelby Park neighborhoods — the designer’s eye-catching murals are hard to miss. The Highlands’ “Weird, Independent & Proud” mural on the side of the Wine Market is probably his most notable, but the others also offer splashes of color and life to each neighborhood.
Todd is originally from New Albany, but he’s spent most of his adult life in Louisville, where he works as a graphic designer for Forest Giant and freelances for various companies. He’s worked with some impressive clients, including Suburu, Esquire magazine and the American Music Awards.
In recognition of the first-ever Louisville Design Week, which starts Monday, Insider asked Todd some very important questions …
What’s the most surprising thing on your Bucket List?
To be completely honest, that thing where you get in a cage and swim with great white sharks — I want to go there.
What poster was on your wall in junior high?
Like any basketball-loving Indiana boy, I had posters of Shaq and Reggie Miller.
If you were mayor, to whom would you give the key to the city?
Aziz Ansari. ‘Nuff said.
What are your preferred pizza toppings?
I don’t discriminate when it comes to pizza, but I like to have something spicy in the mix. Jalapeños or Sriracha are a must.
If you could be any age for a week, what would it be?
I really like where I’m at in life now, but if I had to choose … 21 was pretty damn fun. I’d make it a 21st birthday celebration week.
What famous person do people say you resemble the most?
I can’t think of too many times anyone’s made a comparison, but Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon have both been mentioned before, which I think is absolutely ridiculous.
Who would you most like to be stuck with in an elevator?
Good question. I’m going with Jeff Bridges. I feel like he could share some pretty good stories and could handle the harsh realities of two grown men stuck in an elevator when nature calls.