I’m Brian and here’s a little bit about myself and my career as an artist, designer and furniture maker

Artist and Designer

Using reclaimed materials as well as locally sourced hardwoods, I have a passion for manufacturing artwork that is most commonly used for furniture or other statement pieces around the home. I’ve made an effort over the past 20 years to be more eco-friendly to avoid sending materials to solid waste dumps.

I also resource allot of the hardwoods I use from small mom and pop local sawmills around central Indiana.  It’s truly amazing that you can give a piece of wood a new life as a beautiful piece of furniture or design for your home and collection. Click here to view my gallery of furniture designed using reclaimed and locally sourced materials.

My talents

I’m constantly working on new projects and always wearing a different hat. The best case scenario: Bring me an idea for a space you have. Then let me design you a handcrafted piece of art or furniture for your home or office.

To learn more, please check out my website. If you’d like to contact me directly, simply navigate to my contact page and fill out the brief form. I look forward to working with you!




I first met Brian while installing an Ursula Von Rydingsvard show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000. I was immediately impressed with his attention to detail and his willingness to go out of his way to assit with anything. Over the years, I have come to appreciate not only his positive attitude, but also his artistic side. I am proud to say I own 3 original Presnell artworks and I have followed his rapidly developing career, whether it may be his prints, his carpentry, or his works with clay, they are all equally breathtaking.


Brian was exceptional to deal with for the installation of donor recognition plaques at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity shelter on Butler's campus. His communication and flexibility were top notch. We will definitely be contacting him again for similar future needs.

Craig Von Deylen, AIA

Brian knows art, knows construction, knows cabinetry, knows woodworking, knows hard work and looks the part. Nothing throws him for a loop. I haven’t stumped him yet. Give him a try and you will know why.

Christopher West

Brian continually over delivers. Be it a large project or a tight deadline, Brian is able to consistently exceed expectations with innovative solutions and exceptional craftsmanship.

Josh Baker

Brian possess a unique, artistic vision that meshes a modern aesthetic with a historic vintage. His vision and work ethic is unmatched by anyone we've met. His creativity, ability to work under extreme deadlines, and ability to stay on budget has led to many successful projects for our organizations including the Do317 Lounge and now, The HI-FI.