BRIAN

SEER

Who would have thought me Brian A Thompson who has Aspergers, would make history being the first African American to design a US banknote. Designing the hundred dollar bills besides having my 5 kids was the most amazing accomplishment that I could have ever done. Setting my career as an artist, was the path that God had sent for me. At a young age, I learned how to draw with the help of my aunts and my middle school teacher. They allowed me to express in detail my creative thoughts on the back of my schoolwork, as long as I got my schoolwork completed. My creative ability allowed me to be a graduate from the University of District of Columbia with an Associate Degree in advertising design. Working as a Journeyman Banknote Designer at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing within my 31 years of working there, in 2013 I made it to the history books of being the designer of the new $100 banknote. My historic milestones were featured in articles such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Esquire Magazine, the Tom Joyner morning show and Quartz. None of these accomplishments could have been done without God being the head of my life. Knowing that God has been guiding me on my path my entire life, he led me to a well-known donut shop after work, where I met my soulmate, Pamela. Realizing that life is not promised and getting guidance from God I marry my soulmate in 2013. Our journey together leads us to become instrumental figures to our youth department, while serving as a youth minister, then as an Associate Pastor at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. God has now led our paths of ministry, to reach out to our community, to become as one mission of “letting your creative works speak for you" which is our ministry Easel Outreach.