I solve problems using communication and design.
I develop ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.
I visualize complex ideas with efficient deliverables.
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.
All In For Washington is a statewide effort to clean up the tax code so that all communities in Washington thrive. We know we can do great things when we all chip in our resources together to achieve the amazing things we could never accomplish alone. This is a full campaign design.
The Washington Democracy Hub advances a long-term movement agenda through community engagement for a stronger, more connected, and genuinely representative government.
A small sample of experiences at Standing Rock through the eyes of a Veteran.
The Washington Voting Justice Coalition is a group of organizations and individuals representing good government, service providers, advocacy, and civic engagement organizations, all dedicated to ensuring every Washingtonian has their voice heard and their vote counted in our great democracy.
A political satirical alphabet book that illustrates the hypocrital actions of the Republican party during the 2016 elections.
Design’s capacity for subversion against centralized power within our visual culture.
I'm an Illustrator and Graphic Designer. I began my formal studies in the applied arts in Brooklyn, NY at the Pratt Art 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 completed my degree at the Art Institute of Seattle and have been directing visual communication at The Communication Hub ever since.
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 | HTML & CSS | Zbrush
The Communication Hub
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 am confident that Gavin will be an asset to any graphic design company or organization."
"Gavin was patient and gave us a wide assortment of options. He was also ready to completely change gears as needed, which is such a relief. We had a couple of big turns until we settled on the final product, which really did meet our desires and vision."
"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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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.