Founder’s Backstory

Writer, producer, director Brian Boden brings more than 35 years of professional expertise to his work in writing and media production. He has built a reputation within the video/film industry for continuously pioneering fresh ideas and finely tuned images in a variety of media formats.

Throughout his career, Boden has received accolades from clients and industry peers alike for his ability to craft stylized imagery into meaningful, content-driven storylines

In 1990, Boden founded BodenWorks, LTD. Since then, his work has been honored with several of the industry’s top awards for excellence in achievement in all aspects of media production. 

By representing key messages to target audiences in surprising ways, Boden’s work has created a meaningful impact for a diverse range of corporations, ad agencies, PR and design firms, educational institutes and non-profit organizations. His meticulous attention to detail…sensitivity to client needs…and ability to oversee all aspects of a project are just a few of the reasons BodenWorks continues to nurture repeat business and client referrals.


Boden is a 1980 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business. His specialty studies focused on marketing, advertising, radio and television production, acting and journalism


  • (1980 - 81) Boden worked as a copywriter and account executive for Marcello Advertising in Sarasota, FL where he landed and managed the Yamaha Gulf Coast dealer account. 
  • (1981 - 84) Boden’s writing, direction and on-camera talents were greatly valued at Western Geophysical Company, a global oil exploration firm in Houston, Texas.
  • (1984 - 87) Boden pioneered a freelance writing business called “The Write Stuff" in Houston, Texas. From print copy to screenwriting, he honed his skills in crafting communications for clients, such as: Baylor College of Medicine, Girl Scouts of America, Happy Time Ukulele, Kroger Foods, the National Wheelchair Olympics, and Phil Hansen’s Swimming Academy.
  • (1987 - 90) Boden relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 1987 where he balanced freelance writing with appearances in commercials, print ads and industrial videos as a professional actor/model.
  • (1990 - Present) BodenWorks, LTD.


  • Lifetime alumni of Indiana University, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity and Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. 
  • Member of Media Communications Association International (MCAI)
  • Member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA). 
  • Acting treasurer and board member for the Stuart on Magnolia Condo Association.
  • Acting treasurer and board member for The Hermitage of Ravenswood Condo Association. 

Since 1997, Boden has served as president and owner of Chicago’s leading non-union talent agency, Talent Group, Inc.


Born and raised in Greenfield, Indiana, Boden learned the importance of family values, responsiblity, and dedication to a strong work ethic. An entrepreneurial spirit and a celebration for all of life's experiences have shaped the way he lives his life and runs his business today.

Some of the part-time gigs that helped influence Boden’s character include stints as: a hamburger flipper, a pizza tosser, a hospital housekeeper, a lawn care guy, a resort lifeguard and water safety instructor, a Rent-a-Prep bartender, a housesitter, a gas station attendant, a restaurant and catering server, a catalog model, a runway choreographer, a set dresser, a photo stylist, a disco dance instructor, a camera demonstrator, a literary journal business manager, a market researcher, and a cable TV show host.


In his pastime, Boden enjoys running, playing guitar, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and caring for his beloved rescue Pekes, Chloe & Spencer (a/k/a the office mascots)! 

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