The Partners


Brian F. Hale

Brian Hale is a graduate of Classical High School and American International College in Springfield, where he was president of the chorale and sports director for WAIC-FM.

A life-long singer and artist, he is a passionate advocate for community arts accessibility in Springfield. He served on the board of the Children’s Chorus of Springfield, was president of the Indian Orchard Main Street Partnership, and was instrumental in the establishment and development of the Gallery 137 project.

Brian has been on the board of the “X” Main Street Corporation for 16 years, and has led the Bing Arts Center project since its inception. He has combined his interests in art and design to specialize in the creation of hand-carved, dimensional signs, which provide a distinctive visual identity for businesses, organizations, and residences.

Deanna J. Chrislip

Deanna Chrislip has a BFA in Theater from the University of Tulsa and an MFA in Design from the University of Kansas. She is an enthusiastic arts supporter and provides pro bono graphic design services for the Bing Arts Center as well as volunteering at events.

With 30 years of experience as a professional designer, Deanna focuses on developing an effective, appropriate and consistent visual identity for customers in signage, collateral materials and electronic media.

Her theatrical design and painting background has been very useful on many unique, handcrafted projects. She is an expert in the Adobe Creative Suite and FlexiSign programs.