Burnt Bird StudiosApp Development Company for Creatives


Burnt Bird Studios came to be when two artists, Jeff Upton of Fire In the Head Studios and Bryan Stoughton of Phoenyx Filmworx, had the idea of forming an app development company to create apps that address the needs of the creative community. Starting with their common experience in photography Burnt Bird's first app was Pro Photo Portfolio, a tool for professional and aspiring semi-professional photographers to present their work and later assist in direct sales. Expanding on similar needs for artists, craftsmen, designers, architects, videographers, actors and models this portfolio tool (app) will be tailored specifically for each trade.

With over 30 apps on the drawing boards Burnt Bird Studios will try to address general and specific problems, fill voids with tools (apps) for artists that will help the creation, marketing and sale of their artwork and professional skills. Our goal is to build tools for the creative community to enable it to prosper and grow.

"When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman"

Jean de la Bruyere
  • Pro Photo Portfolio
  • Artist Craftsman Portfolio
  • Graphic Designer Illustrator Portfolio
  • Actor Model Portfolio (on the boards)
  • Filmmaker Videographer Portfolio (on the boards)
  • Architect Portfolio (on the boards)

About Our Team

Jeffrey Upton Chief Creative Officer

The chief idea man of the team. Jeff comes up with ideas and we refine them to produce apps that will make creatives’ lifes easier and hopefully more fruitful.

Bryan Stoughton CEO

A career designer and creative director who contributes to the creation of our apps with his experience in graphic design and production.

Boris Gundelach Developer Extraordinaire

Our talented developer who has educated us as we have given him constant challenges in putting together our latest suite of portfolio apps.

"When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen."

Jackson Pollock