GABRIEL GAMIO

ART DIRECTOR / DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR

This is typically a clichéd paragraph checking off all the boxes and satisfying the laundry list of traits clients quest for in a partner: things like a solid work ethic, genial personality, loyal team player, and organizational habits that border on the obsessive compulsive--but you know—in good way.

While I do bashfully bear all of these qualities, the truth is: cliché is a formidable foe in the struggle for great design. So let’s forgo the requisite, whitewashed, biography and get straight to the man behind the mustache—me. I am an Art Director working in Houston, Texas. I honed my skills at various design shops and large agencies until I landed a gig as a Visual Designer at the world’s most-awarded agency: BBDO New York.

 

The incredible menagerie of characters I had the privilege to call colleagues throughout my journey has led me to realize the essence of great design; the people.  Tastes may vary, but truly magnificent design is unmistakable in its achievement—to bring form so close to function as to render them almost indistinguishable.

 

I enjoy the thrill of watching the collective skills of my team combine in concert to give life to something greater than the sum of its parts. There is no thrill like it.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Art Director

a|muse Digital

March 2015 - Present

www.amusedigital.com

Art Director (Web, App and Print Design) Concept and design solutions from concept to completion. Directed the work of junior designers who generate web comps and layouts, mobile applications and

print material.

 

Clients

Texas Medical Center, Houston Cadillac, Reliant Energy, Direct Energy, Shell, Academy

Sports + Outdoors, Circuit of the Americas, Patriot Bank, Personette Group, Mattress Firm.

 

2015 Awards

Houston AAF ADDY® Awards - GOLD ADDY - Cadillac - Digital Adversting/Multimedia

Role: Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.explorehoustoncadillac.com

 

Houston AAF ADDY® Awards - SILVER ADDY - Reliant Energy - Holidays Microsite

Role Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.reliantsharetheseason.com

 

AMA Houston CRYSTAL AWARDS - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Reliant Energy - Illustration Campaign

Role Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.reliantsharetheseason.com

Senior Designer

a|muse Digital

Mayo 2013 - March 2015

www.amusedigital.com

Senior Designer (Web, App and Print Design) Concept and design solutions from concept

to completion.

 

Clients

Texas Medical Center, Houston Cadillac, Direct Energy, Shell,Academy Sports + Outdoors, Circuit of the Americas, Patriot Bank, Personette Group, Mattress Firm.

 

2014 Awards

Houston AAF ADDY® Awards - SILVER ADDY - Personette Group - Responsive Website

Role: Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.personettegroup.com

 

Houston AAF ADDY® Awards - GOLD ADDY - Personette Group - Website Re-design

Role Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.personettegroup.com

 

AMA Houston Crystal Awards - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE - Circuit of the Americas Illustration

Role Art Direction / Senior Designer / Illustrations

 

AMA Houston Crystal Awards - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE - Circuit of the Americas Digital Banners

Role Art Direction / Senior Designer

Visit site www.chron.com/sponsored/circuitoftheamericas

 

AMA Houston Crystal Awards - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE - Direct Energy - Illustration

Role Art Direction / Senior Designer

Visit site www.directenergyprotects.com/images/DEPP_Infographic-3_Electrical.jpg

 

AMA Houston Crystal Awards - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE - Direct Energy

Digital Banner Ads

Role Art Direction / Senior Designer

 

AMA Houston Crystal Awards - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE - Shell Eco-marathon

Digital Banner Ads

Role Art Direction / Senior Designer

 

AMA Houston Crystal Awards - CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE - Personette Group - Website B2C

Role Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.personettegroup.com

 

BMA Houston LANTERN AWARDS OF TEXAS - Personette Group - Responsive Website

Role Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.personettegroup.com

 

BMA Houston LANTERN AWARDS OF TEXAS - Texas Medical Center - Re-branding Campaign

Role Art Director/Senior Designer

Visit site www.texasmedicalcenter.org

Visual Designer

Astadia (Idea Integration)

June 2012 - May 2013

www.astadia.com

Visual Designer (Web, App and Print Design) Designed web comps and layouts, mobile applications and print material.

 

Clients

HP, Bank of America, Microsoft Advertising.

Freelance Designer

BBDO New York

January 2012 - March 2012

www.bbdo.com

Freelance Visual Designer (Web, App and Print Design). Helped complete web and mobile application projects for national accounts.

 

Clients

M&M’s, HBO, FedEx, Optum Health Care, Johnson’s Baby, Lowes.

Graphic Designer

CRI Houston

January 2010 - December 2011

Graphic Designer (Web Design, Development, and Print Design)

Designed and develop websites, print material (business cards, brochures, billboards).

 

Clients

Taquerias Arandas, Post Oak Grill, Genesis Today

Graphic Designer

Rush Agency

February 2005 - December 2009

Graphic Designer (Print Design) Designed collateral, business cards, catalogs,

posters, billboards.

 

Clients

Arena Theater, Liberman Broadcasting, Cyclone Anaya’s Restaurant