Sanders Bryant aka PIKS grew up in Detroit, MI which has influenced an urban style that reflects in his work. PIKS (his nickname "Skip" spelled backwards) is what he became known as from his earlier years as a "Kingpin" airbrush artist. Kingpin airbrushing in Detroit is where he developed a reputation nationwide for having exceptional artistic abilities with innovative concepts that were years ahead of the time. There he created murals and photo backgrounds that led the industry and became a standard at concerts, festivals and clubs across the country.
Sanders hadn't received any formal art training until being accepted at age 25 into Detroit's Center for Creative Studies Industrial Design program, one of the most prestigious and challenging design curriculums in the world. Recruited to the design studio as a raw talent, he studied interior design, product design and transportation design, excelling among classmates that are now some of today's top automotive designers.
With a vast list of clients and artistic projects, he has created designs for Coca-Cola, Comcast, Michael Jackson, racing legend Roger Penske, Detroit billionaire Don Barden, NBA Hall of Famer Dave Bing, NFL great Jerome Bettis, NBA All-Star Derrick Coleman, NFL All-Pro Braylon Edwards and many other pro athletes, entertainers and entrepreneurs.
Literally helping to shape the black theater industry in the United States, Skip Bryant's accomplishments include almost 20 years designing national touring stage designs, scenic art, logos and graphic packages for well known shows from producers such as Ron Milner (Inner City Miracles: Judge Greg Mathis Story), Tyler Perry & TD Jakes (Woman Thou Art Loosed), Motown Producer Mickey Stevenson (Sing Sista Sing), Morris Chestnut (Love in the Nick of Tyme), David E. Talbert (Baggage Claim & several stage productions), Shelly Garrett, Michael Baisden, Laterras Whitfield to designs for Sean "Diddy" Combs (Super Bowl XL Diddy's House), LL Cool J (10 Tour), Jaime Foxx (Unforgettable Tour), Mary J. Blige (MJB Tour), Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Marquis Houston, Katt Williams (2015 Conspiracy Theory Tour), R. Kelly (After Party 2017) to name some of his most recognized work.
In 2015 he won a regional EMMY Award as a TV producer in Michigan, and has also received 3 additional EMMY Award nominations including a 2017 nomination for writer.