About Ellusionist

Brad Christian

Ellusionist was founded on January 1st, 2001 by Brad Christian.

His goal was simple — to create the best online training environment for people who want to learn high-impact, effective magic tricks. Ellusionist's growth has been unprecedented. To date, over 60,000 members worldwide participate in our discussion forums — the largest online magic forums on the net.

At Ellusionist, we have one goal: to give you the power to perform magic beyond belief. We want to make you the life of any party. We want to make you into a performer. To achieve that goal, we built this site with YOU in mind.

We Believe in the Power of a Great Team

Composed of several key individuals, our staff is what gives Ellusionist its soul. Our customer service is bar none. And our creative division is restless — we barely sleep, and we will do anything necessary to bring you the best magic, the best talent, the best training possible. We live on the cutting edge.

And we love what we do.

  • Brad Christian

    Brad Christian

    Founder / CEO

    Brad Christian, CEO and founder of Ellusionist, began his magic career with a kit he got for Christmas as a boy of 6... more

  • Geraint

    Geraint Clarke


    Geraint Clarke is a creator of bespoke marketing campaigns, magic tricks, cardistry moves and more... more

  • Jennifer Riordan

    Jennifer Riordan

    General Manager

    Working for Ellusionist has been the highlight of my career. I love the energy of this company and the creativity I am... more

  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell

    Ellusionist Webmaster and Go-to Guy

    I'd like to think that I'm a problem solver, I make sure that everything you see works and stays that way... more

  • Oban Jones

    Oban Jones

    Creative Director

    In playing cards he has an ideal medium for combining art and function, and although his style may vary from deck to deck... more

  • Duane

    Duane Williams

    Creative Team / Product Development

    Duane Williams, from the roaring mountains of North Wales is one of the best kept secrets in magic.... more

  • Chris

    Chris Thisse

    Customer Service

    Christopher is the customer support representative. If you send in a support ticket, he's probably going to be the one to answer it... more

  • Cody

    Cody Nottingham

    Creative Team / Product Development

    In my time off I like to breed chickens...... more

  • Olivia

    Olivia Aqui

    CFO Bigwig

    Olivia Aqui, CFO of Ellusionist, began her accounting career as a young adult. Her first job was an Accounts Receivable Clerk... more

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This is where we eat, sleep, drink, and breathe magic. It's also where we work. Notice that we have not one, but FOUR clocks on the wall. The internet never closes, so we're open 24 hours. Ellusionist's main ware-house is located in Petaluma, California, and our corporate offices are located just outside of San Francisco. You can see the Bay right out our front door!

We are Selective. We Only Offer the Best.

We only teach high impact, explosive magic, and we cut out the tricks that don't make that cut. Remember that trick that your uncle did that time at your 8th grade graduation? We don't teach stuff like that. We teach you how to perform miracles.

Our goal is to constantly expand and increase the beauty and efficiency of the site. It doesn't matter if you are brand new or deep into magic already.

We Will Be There for You.
We Will Stand by Your Side.
We Will Teach You.
And We Will Not Let You Fail.