Brandon Soards, a native of the mid-coast area, grew up immersed in digital imaging on the campus of the Center for Creative Imaging. Initially he supported his parent's business High Resolution Inc., later forming his own company, Rubicon Edge Design, which specialized in graphic and web design. He left the area to obtain a B.F.A. in Design/Technology from Emerson College. During this time in Boston, he studied a plethora of fields including Film & TV Production, Motion Graphics & Animation, Programming, Scenic Design, Audio Production and Lighting Design.
Since his return, Brandon has re-focused Rubicon Edge Design to specialize in multimedia support of non-profit organizations. Additionally during MCST's off-season, Brandon teaches animation courses at Maine Media College in Rockport. In the Spring of 2016, Brandon was awarded ACTE Region 1 Teacher of the Year and was one of five finalists for National Teacher of the Year.