The Team

Bright Productions excels through the combined skills of our project teams. To bring each Web project to a successful launch, we assemble a crew of seasoned professionals whose expertise may include:

We're pleased to introduce some of the key specialists with whom we collaborate. Your specific project may include any or all of these independent experts, or others whose talents we value. Count on BP to tailor the right team for your needs.

Brian Petro

Principal, Bright Productions Website Design
Brian Petro founded Bright Productions Website Design ( in 1995, to capitalize on the expanding commercial possibilities of the Internet. During the past fifteen years, Brian has built a solid reputation for helping his clients develop and implement powerful, integrated online marketing strategies.

Experienced in a broad spectrum of Internet technologies and systems, Brian has collaborated with such diverse companies as Chevron, Redwood Merchant Services (National Bank of the Redwoods), Dey, LP (Merck), and DMG World Media. Brian earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 1992. An accomplished public speaker and writer, Brian participates in public forums and panels on technology. Brian also sits in multiple collegiate oversight boards that help develop university curriculum. As an expert witness, Brian has helped resolve legal cases that involve web development and online marketing. He frequently donates his expertise to local charitable organizations on pro bono projects.

Steve Rustad

Marketing Consultant
Steve Rustad brings more than 30 years of advertising, marketing, and creative experience to Bright Productions. An award-winning writer, artist, and commercial director, Steve's extensive background includes leadership positions at several of the advertising industry's leading national firms, including Ketchum Communications, Foote, Cone & Belding, and J. Walter Thompson. Steve's work has garnered numerous accolades, including the prestigious Clio award for television commercials promoting Safeway, Duraflame firelogs, Sea Galley seafood restaurants, and the California Milk Advisory Board, and a number of Silver Microphone Awards for excellence in radio advertising.

An agency principal (Stephen Rustad & Associates, Rustad Ross Marketing Communications, JB & Associates, and now Rustad Marketing) since 1985, Steve has led creative firms serving prominent clients in a broad range of industries, including hospitality (The Fairmont Hotel, The Canterbury Hotel), foods (The California Fig Advisory Board, Canned Foods Grocery Outlets, Bubbies Kosher Dill Pickles), consumer goods and services (Core-Mark, Coit Cleaners, Holland Brothers), high tech (Altima Computers, Cardinal Technologies, Digital Generation Systems, Interactive Network, PC World Magazine Online Services, Advanced Telcom Group), publishing (McGraw-Hill), finance (Summit State Bank), and healthcare (Sutter Health Services). Steve's current focus is educating businesses in the value of building unique brands that differentiate them from their competitors. Steve is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

Randall Chet

Art Director, Designer, Illustrator
Randall Chet built an impressive 20 years of experience as an art director, designer, and illustrator in ad agencies from Ohio to North Carolina to California. As a design professional in Toledo, Ohio, Randall was the resident Pink Panther artist on the Owens-Corning Fiberglas account. He has created art for clients in such diverse industries as manufacturing (Champion Spark Plug, Ohlins USA, Sola Optical, DSI), finance (First Bank, American AgCredit, Parsec Financial, Redwood Empire Bancorp), education (Bauman College, The Asheville School, The Mountain Community School), healthcare (Sutter Health Services, Sonoma Valley Hospital, Kaiser-Permanente, St. Luke's Hospital), and viticulture (Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery).

Randall's talents include not only artistic and illustrative skills, but also conceptual and communicative skills, and proficiency in the latest design software, including Quark Xpress, Adobe InDesign and PhotoShop, and Macromedia Freehand and Dreamweaver. Randall appreciates fine typography and enjoys digitizing and reviving long-forgotten typefaces. Randall earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Bowling Green State University.

Jackson Walker

Web Development Specialist
Jackson has been designing web sites since 1996. In that time, he has designed and helped build hundreds of cutting edge websites for a variety of clients. His eye for design is balanced by his ability to communicate effectively. On top of his many technical skills he is certified by Google as a search engine marketing expert. He completed the ArtQuest Digital Arts program with honors in 2005. Jackson is resourceful and creative, and he is passionate about his work. He balances his technical interests with his love for outdoor recreation, art, and music.

Steven Bower

Programmer and Systems Administrator
Steven is an asset that BP is lucky to have. Aside from being our lead programmer, Steven also attends to all the day to day maintenance on the BP web server. His practical online experience reaches back almost a decade to when advanced programming on the web was just in its infancy. Steven's high standards for programming result in well designed applications for clients that run efficiently and are easy to maintain. Steven is always watching the latest trends in new web technology and has a special gift for developing search engine friendly applications.

Matthew Barrow

Web Development Specialist
Matthew has made a big impact at BP in his short time with us. Matthew introduced new documentation and reporting techniques for SEO and Google Adwords; as well as wrote a new application to increase the throughput of work for Google Adwords. As recent Sonoma State Computer Science Graduate, Matthew bring a high passion for programming, web development and anything technically related.

Kyle Tripp

Web Development Specialist
Kyle specializes in both front and and back end web development and works with languages such as HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript, Jquery as well as web development platforms like WordPress and Joomla. Kyle is in the process of graduating from Sonoma State University with a degree in Computer Science. Areas of interest besides web development include Artificial Intelligence, Game Trees, Alpha Beta Pruning, Databases, Object Oriented C++, iPhone programming and Discreet Structures.

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