Our Services



This is perfect for anyone who needs an expert vision to guide their design process. Whether you already have a contractor in mind or need a trusted reference from BKE Designs, all designs and renderings..

Design + Fabricate

In addition to expert consultations and renderings, BKE designs will provide expert services to build your custom project.


Who We Are

Introduced to woodworking when he was a child, Brian Keith Ellison developed his skills in high school Woodshop and Drafting, and throughout his academic pursuits for a Bachelors of Architecture degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago campus.

Brian Keith Ellison’s career evolved through the real Estate Development industry. Initially overseeing construction operations for a Chicago affordable housing developer, Ellison later spent 8 years as a real estate Development Manager with a major Chicago Developer, directly involved in the redevelopment of nearly 4,000 public housing units.

Transitioning to the craft of design and fabrication, Ellison took sabbatical from 2006 to 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, under the Dutch-American Friendship treaty, and agreement between the United Stated and The Netherlands that supports cross-cultural entrepreneurship.  While there, Ellison engaged a 2-year partnership agreement with talented Dutch Designer Faas Van Dijk.

Returning to the states in 2008, Ellison continued to develop his client base among the residential, corporate, commercial, and public art sectors.

# Brian K. Ellison

Each piece created or space designed through BKE Designs.