Brian Hernandez, CEO

Brian Hernandez, CEO

Brian Hernandez, graduated from Walla Walla College—now known as Walla Walla University—in 2003 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Technology: concentration in Graphic Design, and minor in Spanish. In 2002 he started his own photography, video and design studio in College Place called Vizual Graphix.

Brian’s love for photography started when he was young and he quickly became the family photographer. His passion led to experimentation and eventually college classes, online forums, and a business license. Today he enjoys both capturing and editing his images to best showcase the light, colors and emotion he sees in life’s little precious moments. His photography spans many genres including commercial, portraiture, wildlife, landscapes, food and still life. Brian is the official photographer for Rogers Adventist School and Walla Walla Valley Academy graduation and alumni weekends. You can see more of his work at BrianHernandezPhotography.com.

After college Brian worked as a Video Producer for Blue Mountain TV and Charter Media, producing nearly 500 cable commercials per year. This included writing scripts, shooting video, creating graphics and editing packages together into a cohesive 30 second spot. In 2007 he transitioned into Lead Graphic Designer and print production assistant at 123 Printing until 2013. While teaching Advanced InDesign and Acrobat Pro at WWU for 5 years he was fortunate to have a talented designer, Kelsey, in his classes. She was eventually hired by 123P to take over as the head designer. Brian transitioned on staff to be the IT Manager, taking care of the print shops Macs, printers and server room.

After finding competition great in a valley over-saturated with portrait photographers, in 2008 Brian stumbled upon a career change in an unforeseen niche market. With three colleges in the area, a thriving business community and a large number of retirees in the valley, an opportunity arose to provide local Apple users with Mac, iPad and iPhone consulting and tech support. This is when his new business, Mac Walla Walla, was born. He teaches a FREE iOS 101 class at the Walla Walla Public Library, every Tuesday from 1:30–3:00pm. Additionally, Brian is an official parter of ShopKeep POS—a revolutionary, web-based point-of-sale system exclusively for the iPad—providing support to the valley’s retailers.

Brian and his wife Adrienne reside in College Place with their four feline “fur babies”. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys competing and relaxing on the golf course.