Brian co-founded Instructure in 2008 with Devlin Daley. Their joint “product validation tour”— made possible by Devlin’s Geo metro with no air conditioning—laid the groundwork for an open, elegant and easy-to-use solution: Canvas.
Before applying his creative genius to building Canvas, young Brian built and sold floppy disk versions of RPG video games by mail. While earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science at Brigham Young University, he did extensive research in technology usability, which has shaped his approach to building Canvas.