Who We Are

We are an eclectic mix of artists, technologists, content creators and strategists, driven by a common purpose to progress our communities and leave a lasting impact on our culture.

Our Values

Our History

Danny Vinik launches a counter-culture blog at BRINK.com and secures a U.S. trademark on “THE BRINK.” The trademark office doesn’t know what the fuck a blog is, makes him call it an online magazine instead.
Danny raises millions of dollars and starts UGROUND.com on the Sunset Strip. Becomes the first person to stream a full length film on the internet. Everyone has dial-up internet in 1999. Streaming video goes on to become a trillion dollar industry years later; Danny starts BRINK instead.
BRINK Media Inc. is incorporated and officially sets up shop in Tucson, AZ. Works with brands like Ford and HP on rich media advertising and builds Triggerstreet.com with actor Kevin Spacey and producer Dana Bruneti, helping grow it into a community of 100,000 filmmakers and on TIME Magazine’s 50 Best Websites.
BRINK hits a new level when it becomes the digital agency of record for the U.S. operations of the Netherlands Tourism Bureau. Builds the first ever social network for destination marketing at Holland.com and a variety of groundbreaking campaigns including a “New Amsterdam” world in Second Life.
Josh Belhumeur, formerly BRINK’s lead developer, takes over business strategy and opens a second office in Washington, DC. Secures major clients like the MPAA, Army National Guard and Gates Foundation out of a tiny U street office. Becomes one of the Partners and hasn’t coded a website since.
BRINK buys the KY Building in Tucson and renovates a new studio and headquarters for room to grow. Expands capabilities to include video production and starts doing work beyond digital such as brand strategy and traditional advertising.
BRINK lands on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, is #10 on the Washington Business Journal’s largest Visual Design firms and expands its DC operation to a new studio space near the infamous K Street downtown. Josh takes over the company as Managing Partner and splits his time between both offices.
Danny starts a new nonprofit called the BRINK Foundation, putting those many years he spent understanding the web and its impact on culture to use in fighting the damaging effects of fake news, internet bubbles and conspiracy theories on our society. Doesn’t want to see another Donald Trump, Pizza Gate or Charlottesville again.
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MEET THE TEAM

Good ideas aren’t magic but the result of talent, experience and the joining of diverse minds. We don’t have a creative department, we are all creatives.

Danny

Danny Vinik

Founder & President of BRINKfoundation

College in 4 states / Many credits no degree / Punk Rocker from the Mudd Club to Berlin / Wrote a novel that was published, recorded an LP that was distributed, filmmaker / Entrepreneurial nature led to runs as a club promoter in the 90’s, early cybar creator 1995, and plumber / Incorporated and trademarked BRINK 2001 / Produced SPUN 2003, directed TV Party 2005, produced The Last New Yorker 2007, and directed Flor De Muertos 2011 / Married Mary Ann Brazil 1989 / Rehabs adobe properties / Activist daughter activates immigration issues / Restores vintage automobiles including a 69 Alfa Romeo Spider and a 74 BMW 2002 tii / USTA 4.0 tennis player / Fixing the Internet

Josh

Josh Belhumeur

Managing Partner & Creative Director

Designer / Coder / Strategist / Director / Writer / Producer / Drummer / Futurist / Creative Connoisseur / Cult Leader / Nothing In-between / You Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way

Chris

Chris Beauchemin

Partner & Strategy Director

Accelerator of insights, ideas and impact / Driven by curiosity, imagination and collaboration / Proud husband and dad to two girls / Grateful for today while keeping my eye on tomorrow.

Mary Ann

Mary Ann Brazil

    Finance Director

    Wanted to be a writer / Floundered in college / Tried art from the perspective of student and model / Fled the Midwest for the southwest / Desk clerk at Hotel Congress, 1983 / Kissed the doorknob of the old café and Club Congress was born / Friends were all around me / Now I ran the Hotel / Smack dab in the middle of it all / Manager / Fast forward 20 years / Roots in the desert / Husband Danny Vinik and child Zobella / All on the BRINK

    Chapin

    Chapin Blanchard

      Strategist

      Novice needlepointer / Midwesterner / On Wisconsin / Competitive reader / Whisky lover / Former alpine ski coach / What’s next

      Mark

      Mark Preston

      Senior Digital Strategist

      British / Designer / Deep thinker / Inherent need to be organized / Obsessed with details / Appreciates clear visual narratives / Most at home when outdoors

      Zeina

      Zeina Peterson

        Associate Strategist

        the one and only / jersey girl / UA alumna / i’m not extra, you’re just not enough / jack honey / motown music lover / only in competition with the queen I was yesterday

        Luc

        Luc Goodhart

          Operations Manager

          Bon cœur en mal d’amour / Francophile / Logophile / Iconophile / Homophile / Fashion school dropout / Prissy gearhead / Protean generalist / Amateur aromachromologist / Soft-sculpture specialist / Professional driver / Rêveur / Flâneur / Unabashedly louche / Fluent speaker of crosswordese

          Sean

          Sean Madrid

            UX & Tech Lead

            Deep roots in Tucson and enjoys talking about them / Descended from cavemen / Alive in the age of information / On a cybernetic quest for fire / Lover of craftsmanship / Especially drawn towards wearables and watchables / Would like to control things with his mind / Enjoys controlling things with code in the meantime

            Malcolm

            Malcolm Crichter

              Lead Producer

              Kanye West apologist / Millennial scum / Wants to fight Mark Zuckerberg / Will pronounce the P in Raspberry if pushed too far

              John

              John Boutwell

              Art Director

              Animator by degree / Graphic Designer by trade / illustrator by passion / minimalist by religion

              Katie

              Katie Ormsby

                Senior Designer

                NorCal Born / Designer / Skating Waitress / Craft Beer Snob / Amateur Hiker

                Sax

                Danny Sax

                  Producer

                  Born and raised in AZ/ Lives in VA/ Works in DC. I shoot first, ask questions later.

                  Cora

                  Cora Beckett

                    Producer

                    Filmmaker / Feminist / Tucson native / Occasional pickler / Mother to Figgus (terrier) / Queer to everyone else

                    Emma

                    Emma Waller

                      Designer

                      Desert Dweller / Morning Person / List Maker / Detail Obsessed / Tortilla Soup Connoisseur / Dog Mom / Content

                      Joel

                      Joel Foster

                        Copywriter

                        Writer, scribbler, journalist and bathroom manifesto composer / East coast transplant who doesn’t mind the dry heat / Cynical news junkie who loves to discuss the finer points of golden age hip hop and Mystery Science Theater 3000, preferably at the same time

                        Jim

                        Jim Rundel

                          Senior Producer

                          Failed stuntman / Gifted sleeper / Sarcasm connoisseur

                          Kai

                          Kai Miller

                            Senior Developer

                            Former game developer and digital environmental artist / Heavily experienced in web development / Maker of weird things / Clothing and pillow fabricator / Married with children / Drink of choice: Mountain Dew

                            Chathura

                            Chathura Bamunusinghe

                            Senior Developer

                            7+ years of experience in Web Application/Site development / BS in Physical Science / Car enthusiast and a Gamer / Origin Sri Lanka

                            David

                            David Pike

                              VP, BRINKvision & Strategist

                              Runs the film distribution arm of Brink (BrinkVision) / Acquiring Films / Strategy / Marketing / Theater Operator / Festival Director / Filmmaker / Writer / Producer / Bourbon Enthusiast / Giallo Film Junkie / Revolutions Started / Tigers Tamed

                              OUR STUDIOS

                              We dig our roots deep into our communities with creative spaces that play host to neighborhood events and programming and provide us resources and inspiration to produce great work.

                              AZ

                              The KY Building is home to the BRINK studio and headquarters. We renovated the abandoned building in 2013, maintaining its original mid-century modern charm, making us proud leaders of the downtown rejuvenation movement.
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                              DC

                              Just 2 blocks from the White House off the infamous K Street, the BRINK DC studio provides a funky creative island in a sea of lawyers and lobbyists. Be sure to catch our next event.
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                              SOCIAL STUDIO

                              Washington, DC

                              Talent, resources, and space to produce efficient and compelling video content for the social web.

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                              CREATIVE TUCSON

                              Tucson, AZ

                              Bolstering Tucson’s creative and local business community through studio, equipment rentals and low-priced content services.

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