Brian Crawford was born on September 11, 1967 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During his early childhood, his parents encouraged him to freely express himself through art. He quickly became captivated with drawing, and could always be found with pencil and paper in hand. It was this early exposure to art that became the foundation for his future.
Throughout his schooling, art was always his favorite subject. He dreamed of eventually going to art school to be formally trained in drawing and painting, but his dreams of creating art were temporarily put on hold as he decided to enter college to explore the world of computer programming. In May of 1990, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems, and for the next several years his focus turned solely to his career as a software engineer. During this time, he allowed his desire to create art to go dormant.