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.
Big thank you to Garnett Lee who just started a new podcast! I’ve been a fan of Garnett for years even way back when he was with ziff davis and 1up. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to create the new logo for the show.
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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.