The Company

The Brad Oldham Story





Bio: Brad Oldham – Co-Owner
Brad Oldham is a sculptor with the mind of an engineer. In 1998, Oldham established his stand-alone company to design and produce sculptures, architectural features and custom products for commercial and public projects. The company, now known as Brad Oldham International, Inc. (“BOII”), builds upon Oldham’s highly regarded tenure with the country’s top interior design firms, well-known real estate owners, discriminating private art collectors, and public entities.

Oldham earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. During college, he was awarded academic and basketball scholarships. In 1990, Oldham used his sculpting and manufacturing skills to add jewelry and button creation and manufacturing into the family apparel business. The company was lead by his older brother Todd Oldham, an internationally acclaimed fashion designer. Along with his metalworking expertise, Oldham oversaw production and manufacturing of Todd Oldham’s couture and bridge lines for more than eight years. In 1998 when the family business closed, he leveraged the skills that he acquired in the fashion industry to start BOII. Today, the company has earned an enviable list of clients ranging from public entities to Fortune 500 corporations and international art collectors. Oldham is one of the youngest sculptors on the national scene and his work continues to improve and become more valuable. He enjoys blurring the traditional lines between fine art and commercial products, creating a unique offering that makes sculpture more accessible and engaging to an emerging audience of art collectors.

Oldham brings a background of education, craftsmanship, diverse culture and creativity to his endeavors. He has combined his talents, education, and experiences to pursue the profession he has always dreamed about. The only thing that surpasses Oldham’s passion for sculptural artwork is his devotion to family. Oldham is married to Christy Coltrin and he enjoys fostering the individual creative pursuits of his three children.

• Awarded public art commission in Palo Alto, CA for Mitchell Park Library, 2010
• His sculpture included Americans for the Arts “2010 Year in Review,” a recognition of the best public artwork in the US and Canada, 2010
• Served as a Judge for Red Bull’s Art of Can national competition, 2010
• Sculpture featured at Wiford Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2010
• Named to HP Arts Board, which oversees the fine arts program K-12 in Highland Park Independent School District, a top nationally ranked public school, 2010
• Finalist in Riverfront Park Community Foundation: Millennium Bridge Public Art Project, 2010
• Completed the $1.4 million public art installation (design to installation) called “The Traveling Man” across three sites for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, 2009
• Named Arts Mentor by Coca-Cola for Dallas Elevators Program, 2009 & 2010
• Opened expanded studio and showroom to include a 7,500-square-foot workshop and laboratory, 2008
• Sculpture featured in month-long installation of Good Morning America’s window in Times Square, 2007
• Awarded The Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International, 2006
• Built a large-scale sculpture for $250,000 in the woods which also functions as treehouse, 2005
• Completed “Private Client” installation – 13 sculptures for $350,000 across 60 acres, 2005
• Sculpted winning martini glass designs, Bombay Sapphire Gin’s int’l contest, 2004, 2005, 2006
• Work featured in “Texas Courthouse Book,” 2004
• Solo show featuring 25 sculptures at Debris Gallery, 2003
• Awarded The Craft Award from Preservation Dallas, 2003
• Joined forces with Phoenix 1 Restoration to break new ground in historic restoration by providing custom design and artistic skills to provide accurate restoration of important community icons, 2002
• Work featured in “Villa Décor,” Nonfiction Book of the Year Award Winner, 2002


Bio: Christy Coltrin – Co-Owner
Christy Coltrin exercises her more than 20 years of marketing experience to provide leadership in branding, marketing and communications for Brad Oldham International, Inc. (“BOII”), where every piece of artwork and product has a story. Using business-based and community-building marketing experience, Coltrin has assumed responsibility for running the corporate operations, balancing internal and external initiatives to build a creative-based company focused on increasing the accessibility of sculpture and related products exclusively from BOII. She also manages production of retail lines in studio and with vendors in the US and overseas.

Noteworthy achievements:
• Managed $1.4 million public art contract for “The Traveling Man” installation.
• Developed and conceived of line of retail products based on site-specific artwork created by Brad Oldham, thereby expanding opportunities for engagement with clients.
• Developed and provide on-going management of the BOII Public Art Program, which monitors and responds to opportunities from around the country.

As Marketing Director for Park Place Dealerships from 2004 to 2007, Coltrin provided the corporate marketing direction for this all-luxury, automotive dealership group with 11 dealerships and 1,200 employees throughout the state of Texas. Areas of responsibility included corporate communications, corporate partnerships, community relations, philanthropic giving, dealership events, manufacturer communications, and public relations. Developed specific marketing communications programs for automotive products, including Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Porsche, Bentley, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, LandRover, Volvo and Jaguar, based on geographic markets, prospect demographics, and psychographics along with sales and service goals for each dealership.

Coltrin is known for her exceptional skill in combining creativity with strategic planning in the execution of unique business-based programs, yielding outstanding, quantitative results. Before entering the automotive industry, Coltrin developed and executed marketing plans for upscale, commercial real estate projects in Dallas, Texas, and Washington D.C. Throughout her career, Coltrin has earned several awards from the American Marketing Association and the International Association of Business Communicators.

In 1988, Coltrin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Communications from Texas A&M University. In addition to her career in marketing and communications, Coltrin has held pro-bono leadership positions in more than 20 nonprofit organizations, honing her fundraising and community-building skills. In 1996, Coltrin founded a media literacy campaign that has since become part of the curriculum for fifth graders in the Dallas Independent School District. Coltrin is also an alumna of Leadership Dallas Class of 2000 as well as a founding member of the Luxury Marketing Council in Dallas. In 2004, New York Magazine recognized Coltrin as a “National Tastemaker” for her work with Krug Champagne. Coltrin also served as part of the leadership team at Park Place Lexus awarded the Malcolm Baldrige Award in 2005 for excellence in business performance; this award is given by the office of the President of the United States. She is an active member of the national organization, Americans for the Arts, which awarded its highest honor to “The Traveling Man” installation in 2010.

Coltrin is married to Brad Oldham; they have three kids, one dog, one cat, and lots of fish. In additional to her family, work, and community interests, she looks for time to practice yoga and pilates and to discover new restaurants.