A little about me

Animated Introduction

A 50 second introduction about myself, my process and my relationship to design.

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What I do

I solve problems using communication and design.

service 1

Visual Story Telling

I develop ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.

service 2

Crafting

I visualize complex ideas with efficient deliverables.

service 3

Creative Direction

I promote dynamic dialogue between the target audience and subject matter.

My Work

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.

Tax Reform Campaign

Date2015 - Current
SkillsPhotoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Digital Organizing
WebsiteClick Here

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.

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project 2

Washington Democracy Hub Index

DateFall 2018 - Current
SkillsIndesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
WebsiteHere

The Washington Democracy Hub advances a long-term movement agenda through community engagement for a stronger, more connected, and genuinely representative government.

project 3

Advocacy Nonprofit Brand Evolution

DateFall 2013
SkillsIllustrator, Photoshop, Indesign
WebsiteHere

Fuse is Washington's largest progressive organization – people creating change online, on the ground, and on issues that matter most.

Videography

ClientVeterans for Standing Rock
DateWinter 2016
SkillsPremier, After Effects
WebsiteHere

A small sample of experiences at Standing Rock through the eyes of a Veteran.

Animated Storytelling

DateSummer 2018
SkillsIllustrator, After Effects
WebsiteHere

Solid Ground connects people with resources and tools to help them stabilize their housing, access healthy food, and build stronger futures for themselves and their families.

project 6

Poster Illustration

DateSummer 2014
SkillsIllustrator, Photoshop, Indesign
WebsiteHere

This poster was designed to promote and help raise funds to create a skate park in Wilkeson, WA.

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Final Poster Illustration for Bacon and Eggs
project 7

Social Infographics

DateSpring 2017
SkillsIllustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
WebsiteHere

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.

Sample of Social Media Graphics Full Infographic Poster
project 8

Grand Old Hypocrisy

TypeSubversive Platform
DateFall 2015
SkillsIllustrator, Photoshop, Indesign, Bridge, Dreamweaver
ConceptClick Here

A political satirical alphabet book that illustrates the hypocrital actions of the Republican party during the 2016 elections.

Image of Grand Old Hypocrisy Process Image of H is for Hypocrisy Book Sketch of Trump Final Image of Letter X in H is for Hypocrisy Book
project 9

Designing for Revolution

TypeMission Thesis
DateSpring 2015
SkillsIndesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
ViewHere

Design’s capacity for subversion against centralized power within our visual culture.

Blueprint of Revolution Infographic Nonviolent vs Violent Revolution Infogrpahic
  • project 1

    All in for Washington

    Campaign

  • project 2

    Washington Democracy Hub

    Index

  • project 3

    Fuse Washington

    Branding

  • project 4

    Veterans for Standing Rock

    Videography

  • project 5

    Solid Ground

    Animation

  • project 6

    Bacon & Eggs

    Illustration

  • project 7

    Washington Voting Justice

    Infographic

  • project 8

    Grand Old Hypocrisy

    Platform

  • project 9

    Designing for Revolution

    Mission

Experience

About Me

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.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Graphic Design

The Art Institute of Seattle
Fall 2012 – Fall 2015

Pratt Institute
Completed course work in Digital Illustration
Fall 2002 – Summer 2004
Brooklyn, NY

Software

Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | After Effects | Dreamweaver | HTML & CSS | Zbrush

Work History

The Communication Hub

Visual Communicator
Seattle, WA
MAY 2016 – PRESENT

  • Conceptualize and design visual communications that engage and mobilize the public through social media and media events supporting LGBTQ equality, racial justice, progressive tax reform, and voting justice.

Freelance

Graphic Design & Illustration
Seattle, WA
JAN 2015 – PRESENT

  • Establish brand identity, style guide, and marketing systems for activist groups, nonprofits, and small businesses requiring client relation and project management.

Planned Parenthood
of the Great Northwest & the Hawaiian Islands

Communications Design Intern
Seattle, WA
OCT 2015 – DEC 2015

  • Developed social media, ads, brochures, postcards, and signage within the Planned Parenthood brand.

  • Contributed to concepts for upcoming developments and campaign strategies at Planned Parenthood.

  • Generated infographics to improve comprehension of sexual health to specific target audiences.

Woodland Park Zoo

Communications Design Intern
Seattle, WA
MAR 2015 – JUN 2015

  • Created custom spot illustrations for Woodland Park Zoo’s varied projects.

  • Designed, updated, and maintained ads, flyers, postcards and signage consistent with Woodland Park Zoo aesthetic style.

  • Assisted in brainstorming concepts for upcoming projects and marketing strategies at the Woodland Park Zoo.


"I am confident that Gavin will be an asset to any graphic design company or organization."

client 1 Misty Fried WPZ Creative Services Supervisor

"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."

client 2 Grace Stahre President of Climate Action Families

"We’re lucky to have him on our team at Planned Parenthood."

client 3 Alik Brundrett Planned Parenthood Digital Media Design Manager

Skills

  • Illustration

  • Graphic Design

  • Animation

  • Art Direction

I love to help

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.

"Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery—it recharges by running." —Bill Watterson

Please feel free to take a copy of my resume for future reference.

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Blog

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.

Contact Me

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.

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