Portrait illustration by student Skylar Caroll

Brandon Soards, a native of the Mid-Coast area grew up immersed in digital imaging on the campus of the Center for Creative Imaging. He left the area to complete a degree in Design/Technology from Emerson College. During this time in Boston, he studied a plethora of fields including Film & TV Production, Motion Graphics & Animation, Scenic Design, Audio Production and Lighting Design. He also worked on a variety of productions including art exhibits (ArtRages, 2007), dance shows (The Dance Asylum, 2008), film productions (Keys to Success), concerts (All Acapella Live, 2008), and traditional theatre. Of the latter category, his most notable productions were "The Rubik's Cube", winner of Boston's Annual EVVY Award for Best Scenic Design and "Much Ado About Nothing", winner for Best Lighting Design in the same year.

Since his return, Brandon has owned and operated his own business, Rubicon Edge Design, which focuses on the production of multimedia marketing for non-profit organizations. He is also a instructor at the Mid-Coast School of Technology (MCST) where he teaches Graphic Design, Animation, Film Production and Video Game Design, for which he as just won '2015 CTE Teacher of the Year'. As an adjunct professor at both Southern & Central Maine Community Colleges, his high-school students receive college credit for their coursework at MCST. This past spring his students won First, Second and Third place during the Joe Bornstein Arrive Alive Design Competition. To see their work, and that of his other Design/Tech students, please go to facebook.com/mcstdesigntech