Brian McCarty earned his BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York and then studied at Fabrica in Italy. After returning to the states and working in-house for Mattel, McCarty founded his own studio for artistic and commercial collaboration with others from the Art-Toy world. His body of work has earned praise from l'Uomo Vogue, ABC World News, and XLR8R. His commercial clients include Rockstar Games, MTV, and Cartoon Network. McCarty serves as Photographer-at-Large for the renowned art and pop-culture magazine Hi-Fructose.