About Us

Our Story

this is who we are

BROWNTOWN_ is an interactive digital media and video production company. We understand that life is moving at a faster pace than ever before and that this has challenged all of us to respond and adapt in different ways. Business needs and communication solutions are different and more complicated than ever before. They also often require more time than most of us have. This is exactly the space we thrive in at BROWNTOWN_.  We excel during those moments when the going gets tough. From concept, to production and design, and through the development process we will be there to help negotiate all points while delivering an exceptional product. If you want a quick overview of just some of the projects we pride ourselves on, please Check Out Our Reel.

In the mid-16th century, Robert Record wrote the first equation ever recorded.  He is also credited with inventing the equality sign (=).  At BROWNTOWN_ we find this to be a timeless invention because it stands for your expectation. When you come to us with your ideas, it becomes our job to use our expertise and tools to build an equation that provides you with an exceptional solution.  That’s what we do.

BROWNTOWN_ opened in Minneapolis but we just opened a new production shop across the river in St Paul where we now offer even more services including product photography and video shoots in our new studio space. 

 

Contributors

Samuel
Brown

CEO, Sr. Producer

With a strong background in the creative arts, Sam started BROWNTOWN_ with the intention of leveraging a more artistic and creative vision for video production and interactive design.  

Zach
Rapatz

Lead Designer/Editor

Zach joined BROWNTOWN_ in 2010 and quickly brought his storied design talents to our world.  Now we are able to leverage even greater design direction with all of our projects. 

Stephanie
Haw

Editor/Animator Specialist

Steph is continuing to bring the freshest take on all our 3D, animation, and VFX work.  Her experience, creativity, and passion for editing projects can't be topped!

Ryan
Thompson

Lead Videographer

Ryan has worked all over the world -literally!  He's worked on some of the biggest Hollywood sets and brings a gifted eye to any video shoot he is on!

Adrian
Suarez

Interactive Specialist

Adrian is a designer, flash master, web guru, and musician all wrapped up into one.  This is why we love working with Adrian.  

Magic
Wendy

Copywriter-Brand Marketer

Wendy is a master of the English language.  Whether scripting a video from scratch or refining someone else's attempt, she is able to effectively bring your message to life.

Nate
Ptacek

Videographer

Nate was one of our lead videographers until he accepted a job with Patagonia HQ in Ventura, CA.  He now surfs during lunch breaks and eats amazing tacos and Cali burritos  ...We're still wondering why he left Minnesota?

Karen
Louise

Art Director

When Karen's not too busy raising her kids, she helps us out on a lot of different, unique projects that often require a fresh perspective.  She's been a creative consultant we can't do without.

Client List

  • 3M
  • Phearcreative
  • Tory Burch
  • NASCAR
  • Bahamas Tourism Ministry
  • Harley Davidson
  • Bluestem Heritage Group
  • Five Pillars
  • Bella Custom Homes
  • Barking Irons
  • The Collect
  • Restaurant Alma
  • BRIGHT
  • Fred's Glass
  • Genii
  • United Theological Seminary
  • The LOFT
  • The Mill
  • MN Governor's Residence