Gary Grinkevich was born on July 6, 1988 in Whittier (CA). As a child Gary developed a fondness for drawing, including simple things like dinosaurs, car explosions, & other topical subjects for an 8 year old. Gary refined his artistic style in college where in addition to his growing repertoire of dinosaurs, he also gained a mastery of design & typography. Today, Gary works full-time as an email designer, and is always looking for new opportunities to help people with his craft.
You may have guessed it, but I’m a Movie nerd… 80’s cult classics, comedies, & Hollywood blockbusters. I don’t often watch television, but when I do it’s the Trailer Park Boy’s.
Rawk! Def Leppard, Zeppelin, The Cars, I love to play Guitar, so of course Vai, Satch, & Yngwie adorn the itunes playlist, If you can play it loud & proud, I’m in!
I really enjoy gaining varied perspectives on life through biographies; people ranging from Abe Lincoln, to George Carlin.
In regards to design, I believe in bringing a sense of life & personality to my work. As a society we often work to homogenize design, however I believe all design is unique, & should be created to suit individuals.
Skills // Adobe Dream Weaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Muse, Adobe Aftereffects, Pre-Press, UI-Design, Illustration, Studio Photography, & Web Design.
About this Blog // Music was my first love. I like many music genres, but my favourites are classic rock, alternative and electronic music.
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This is One of the designs that I did for work. You can see the rest of the series on my behance account. I often have more a chance to update that with current work than here. lots of exciting this happening right now including some in progress work and just general drawings. I was speaking with a co-worker today and I was surprised at how little they had progressed in their respective fields. It reminded me of my personal goal to keep growing and improving in all the things that I do. I think its a good lesson for everyone regardless of your chosen profession.
So, I have some fantastic news to share! Last week I created a Behance account, you can check it out at http://www.behance.net/gary_grinkevich. Behance is a wonderful website that caters to the creative community. Both clients and designers can post information about themselves to connect. Behance doesn’t deal directly with money unlike other contracting sites that encourage down-bidding a job which is bad for both designers and clients. Best of all this site acts as a kind of design portfolio website so there’s lots of great work that covers everything from charterer design to corporate branding and identity. It’s a good place to go for inspiration if you’re unsure about a creative direction to take.
All the best,