SPA TALKS | Bradley James Lockhart (Bellingham Graphic Artist, Musician, and Animator)
Bradley James Lockhart is a graphic artist, musician, and animator from Whatcom County. He is a graduate of Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University with degrees in both visual art and digital design.
In 2015, Lockhart had the opportunity to design a flag for Bellingham as part of an unofficial contest. As his work went public, the popularity of his flag design grew and grew across the community until it was officially adopted by the Bellingham City Council in April of 2017. Brad works under the name Lariat Creative and his unique style blends meaningful imagery and iconic design, and can be seen in his many logos, illustrations, posters, flag designs and animation projects within his creative portfolio.
Lockhart’s award-winning work has been featured by Brand New, Evening Magazine & The Seattle Times. In addition, he’s recognized by What’s Up magazine with a Lifetime Achievement Award and cited with a Top 7 Under 40 Award from the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Through his animation Brad has created an opportunity to integrate his music talents by recording songs, animating characters and giving them voice while working for media companies and independent artists, authors, and filmmakers.