I solve problems using communication and design.
I develop ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.
I visualize complex ideas with efficient messages.
I promote dynamic dialogue between the target audience and subject matter.
I strive to mediate a clear, unique, and effective voice that is supported by sound design. I love small independent projects and projects larger than any individual.
The current bar is static and limited in regards to its aesthetic range. This lack of imaginative atmosphere makes the bar a secondary destination at the EMP. Integrating cutting edge technologies such as interactive surfaces, holographic displays, and a virtual network will permit the establishment to quickly change the appearance, mood, and style of the atmosphere to fit the evolving exhibitions.
Naches Heights Vineyard’s concept is to produce a brand experience that expresses their grapes are grown with love. They are unique to Washington—responsibly and sustainably produced from their own local vineyards in the Columbia Valley.
Design’s capacity for subversion against centralized power within our visual culture.
A proposed identity rebrand and collateral development that brings communities together through dragon boat racing.
Subversive brand and political satire website that aggregates empirical data on political figures of the 2016 elections. "H is for Hypocrisy" is an alphabet book for angry liberal Americans. It documents 26 shining examples of head-scratching conservative posturing, deceit, and doublespeak.
Rob Williamson is a connoisseur of life. For thirty years he has been expanding his knowledge of the restaurant industry and his appreciation of fine wines and spirits to educate and share with the world. His mission is to bring his knowledge to people of similar interests in a fun, relaxing, and effective way.
A proposed brand identity, style guide, and collateral development that advocates for a healthy environment and sustainable local community, that it’s important, it’s Possible, and it’s essential.
I'm an Illustrator and Graphic Designer. I began my formal studies in the applied arts at Pratt Institute where I developed my taste for digital mediums. After expanding my appreciation for design I enlisted in the United States Navy as a Submariner. I recently completed my degree at the Art Institute of Seattle.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in
The Art Institute of Seattle
Fall 2012 – Fall 2015
Completed course work in Digital Illustration
Fall 2002 – Summer 2004
Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | After Effects | Dreamweaver | Muse | HTML & CSS | Zbrush
Visual Design Specialist
MAY 2016 – PRESENT
Graphic Design & Illustration
JAN 2015 – PRESENT
of the Great Northwest & the Hawaiian Islands
Communications Design Intern
OCT 2015 – DEC 2015
Woodland Park Zoo
Communications Design Intern
MAR 2015 – JUN 2015
I eventually want to become a creative director for a design firm that specializes in nonprofits or a nonprofit that has an inhouse design team. I enjoy every part of the communication design process, but my heart is in developing the identity and voice of the organization.
"I am confident that Gavin will be an asset to any graphic design company or organization."
" We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to other people seeking an attractive and effective brand and/or business logo."
"We’re lucky to have him on our team at Planned Parenthood."
"Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery—it recharges by running." —Bill Watterson
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My process always starts with pencil and paper. I love to dive deep into subject matter with research and out–of–the–box thinking.
I am always expanding my understanding of how design resonates within our visual society. I try to showcase inspirations, ideas, and moments that influence me as an artist.
If you or your organization feel I would be a good fit for your design team or have a problem you would like me to solve, I would love to hear from you.