Gary is a freelance designer & sign maker, currently serving as a Design Consultant for the Walt Disney Company with various projects. His career in the Sign industry goes way back to 1972, where he served a full apprenticeship in the classical training of hand lettering and gold leaf application . Gary also worked 15+ years with Walt Disney Sign and Pictorial Dept. in Orlando Florida.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Design Consultant

    • Self Employed
    • Blue Ridge, GA
    • Mar 2011 - Present (6 years 3 months)

    Currently working as an Design Consultant for various clients, including The Walt Disney Company & Universal Studios

  • Head Sign Designer

    • Graphic Services, Inc.
    • Manassas, VA
    • Aug 1995 - Mar 2011 (15 years 7 months)

    Served as the Head Sign Designer for a large sign company in Manassas, Va..

    Duties included concept design, environmental design, graphic design, illustration, hand lettering, gilding in 23k gold leaf, faux finishes.

  • Sign Painter - Pictorial Arist

    • Walt Disney Company
    • Orlando, FL
    • Jan 1981 - Aug 1995 (14 years 7 months)

    Served as a sign painter - pictorial artist for the Walt Disney Sign and pictorial dept. in Orlando Florida

    Projects included hand lettering, airbrush illustration, pictorial - mural work, computer design-layouts.

Education

  • Old Dominion University

    • Associates Fine Arts
    • 1972 - 1974

    Trained by Artist in Residence - Norman Goodwin in drawing, painting techniques.

Specialties

Affiliations

A proud member of the International Letterhead movement.

Awards

6 First Place 'Sign of the Times' magazine Sign Competition Awards.

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