Brian Sooy is the founder and design director of Aespire, a design and marketing agency that empowers mission-driven organizations to communicate better through branding and identity, visual communications, and web site development.

He is a graduate of Lorain County Community College and Bowling Green State University, with a 30-year history as a design professional and nonprofit consultant. He serves as a director on the board of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, a Charity Navigator top-rated regional food bank; and Sonlife, a national ministry that partners with churches to build disciple-making movements.

Brian is the author of Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto, a book that explores how purpose, character, and culture help organizations communicate mission, vision and values. His thought leadership regularly appears in numerous books, magazines, and online publications. Connect with him: @briansooy or