I'm Gavin, a freelance illustrator & graphic designer. I'm also one of 40 certified ACP's (Adobe Community Professionals) in the UK and i'm a guest tutor for digitaltutors.com. Clients I regularly freelance for include The NBA, MIcrosoft and Sony Music. Since 2001 I have been working with global brands in editorials, advertising, conceptual, branding and character development.
I’m drawn to lighting effects, photo-illustration and compositing, creating a sense of movement via kinetic and electric energy. My style is a helpful and unique tool in the formation of brand language in advertising, illustration and web projects and is appreciated by clients worldwide.
Adobe 'New Creatives' Conference (2014)
Adobe Lights Project (2014)
adobe.com homepage feature (2014)
Microsoft (Cannes Lions) 2014
Advanced Photoshop (2014)
Photoshop Creative (2008)
Computer Arts (2009)
Creative Bloq (2014)
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"I was in charge of finding creative talents on Behance for our "New Creative" campaign at Adobe. The idea was to elect the most creative talents in Europe. Gavin's work quickly made it to the top of the list and he's one of the first official Adobe New Creatives. He's also a great speaker, and we invited him to share his passion with other designers at our New Creative event in London."
Adobe Creative Cloud Evangelist
"I have found Gavin to be incredibly flexible, creative and original with our briefs. Co-ordinating conversations between a host of various brands and artists on our roster, it is important to visually create something attention-grabbing which we can essentially use to tailor the various elements of the potential campaign for each individual project, giving us the ability to put out a single coordinated message. He has definitely helped to cement a few of our projects by visually constructing our vision for brand partnerships".
Sony Music UK
"I had the pleasure of producing Gavin's first tutorial for Digital-Tutors and had an excellent experience. Gavin is a fantastic artist who is very easy to work with and is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done."
"As part of our sponsorship of the Gadget Show, we developed a social interactive idea that Gavin was at the heart of. He was quick, efficient with excellent interpersonal skills, interacting brilliantly with the crowds and was a pleasure to work with. We saw all our key social metrics increase due to the excellent quality of the creative output and high standards Gavin employed across the designs and I’m pleased to say that we were shortlisted at the DADI Awards 2014 for best interactive campaign".
Social Media Marketing Manager
"Gavin created some fitness illustrations for the June 2014 issue off Top Santé, they were great and full of energy, they had a great marriage of realistic photo like quality along with illustrated effects."
Art Director, Top Santé Magazine
Gavin has done a lot of work for us at RCA creating pitches and presentations. He is a fantastic designer who executes tasteful, slick creations which are impactful and always have the desired effects. He works closely with you listening to your needs and can always deliver to your time frames, no matter how little time you give him! He is a fantastic and professional designer. Thanks for all your help, and look forward to working with you in the future.
RCA Records UK
E: gavin (@) thewhitehawk.co.uk
T: (+44 7866 008264)
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Tel: (+31 058 299 0809)
Sony Music (London)
F1 Lotus Team
Bauer Media (Top Santé)
Advanced Photoshop Magazine
DewGibbons & Partners
Beattie McGuiness Bungay
DDB Tribal Düsseldorf
Doyle Dane Bernbach Group GmbH