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Gavin Renwick

Design Director / Visual Communicator

Philadelphia, PA, USA
267-391-6061
Specialties: Graphic design: branding, promotion, publication, technology: user interface, digital experience, concepting & layout, photography, web development: HTML5 / CMS, video production, soundtracking.

Graphic Design has been my career for over fifteen years, eight of which were spent being a driving force in the evolution, brand development/strategy and integrity of what once was a little print shop in center city Philadelphia into becoming the soup-to-nuts, creative-to-production agency known as Replica Creative.

Adjusting focus away from the print production world in the summer of 2012 has been an amazing experience, allowing me to dabble in a multitude of creative ventures including publication, pharmaceutical, technology, retail identity, health & fitness, music and even video production.
Work Experience
Philadelphia, PA, USA
May 2013Present
Design Director
(Ask about our MorphingStation™, GamingWall™, Interactive Video Wall, mobile application development and proximity marketing!)

MVP Interactive is an engagement-driven software company. Using interactive technologies and social media, we create the ultimate in-venue experience.


APP-titude
(I am extremely proficient, hands-on, like to get nerdy and geek out on tech):

• Adobe Photoshop CS6
• Adobe Illustrator CS6
• Adobe Acrobat Pro X & Acrobat Distiller X
• Adobe InDesign CS6
• Final Cut Pro X
• Keynote
• Powerpoint
• iBooks Author


• UX & UI conceptualization and design

• Digital asset creation / video-game asset development for openFrameworks & Unity platforms

• Videography: capture & editing

• Brand development and evolution across a variety of media and disciplines; promoting thought and encouraging consistency

• Brand management and integration that satisfies clients' project expectations as well as our own internal culture of awesome and data curation. This includes presentations, proposals, sell sheets, infographics, advertising, video production and the evolution of social interaction

• Proposal and presentation layout, working in tandem with our marketing gurus to ensure pitches are impactful, insightful and engaging

• Working with a tight-knit and amazing team of creative & marketing professionals as we craft impactful ways to engage fans, boosting marketing potential and product profitability for every client in our family of venues
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jul 2012Present
Visual Communicator
APP-titude
(I am extremely proficient, hands-on, like to get dirty and would love to be your swiss-army-knife of creative):

• Adobe InDesign CS6
• Adobe Photoshop CS6
• Adobe Illustrator CS6
• Adobe Acrobat Pro X & Acrobat Distiller X
• QuarkXPress 8/9
• HTML5 / CMS: Coda 2 / Dreamweaver CS5 (intermediate)
• Keynote
• Powerpoint
• iBooks Author
• Final Cut Pro X
• Garageband


• Expertise includes: Branding, Technology, Retail, Health & Fitness, Music, Sports, Publication, Pharmaceutical, Non-profit, Video
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mar 2004Jul 2012
Replica Ceative
Lead Creative Consultant & Director of Design
APP-titude
(I am extremely proficient, hands-on and like to get dirty):

• Adobe InDesign CS6
• Adobe Photoshop CS6
• Adobe Illustrator CS6
• Adobe Acrobat Pro X & Acrobat Distiller X
• QuarkXPress 8/9
• HTML5 / CMS: Coda 2 / Dreamweaver CS5 (intermediate)
• Keynote
• Powerpoint
• Final Cut Pro X
• Garageband


• Expertise includes: Branding, Technology, Retail, Music, Sports, Publication, Pharmaceutical, Non-profit, Video

• Director of design in the world of design & print production at Replica Creative for over eight impactful, overdriven and stimulating years which have been nothing short of a crash-course in brand development, business evolution, client relations and technical prowess; managing and working within a team of design and production experts to ensure quality and goals have been met and expectations have been exceeded

• An intimate understanding of both the worlds of design and print production including setup, maximization, working within limitation and preventing/correcting issues before they become costly mistakes

• Conceptualization with an advanced and educated grasp of composition, copywriting, photography and typography, making these elements work in tandem to create emotional connections with clients and consumers

• Interpreting client needs in order to find and execute the most accurate and profitable direction to achieve their goals while keeping within budgetary constraints

• Instrumental in boosting sales from $500,000 to over 1.6 million dollars in revenue at Replica Creative through the ability to understand project needs, crafting creative ideas to fruition with style and technique while circumventing creative barriers and effectively troubleshoot on the fly

• Developing much more than simple behind-the-desk relationships with hundreds of major account clients and thousands of walk-ins by getting to know their thought-process and working together to achieve their goals on-time and on-budget
Education
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Jul 2000Sep 2003
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Distiller, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, CMS, Coda 2, Final Cut Pro X, Garageband, IBooks Author, IMovie, Keynote, Powerpoint, PreSonus Studio One, QuarkXpress
Awards
2012
2003
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Best Portfolio in Graphic Design
2000
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Best of Quarter - Summer, Fall
2000
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Dean’s List : Summer
2001
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Dean’s List : Spring
2002
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Dean’s List : Fall
2000
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Academic Recognition : Fall
2001
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Academic Recognition : Fall
2002
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Academic Recognition : Spring
2002
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Academic Recognition : Winter
2003
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Academic Recognition : Winter
2001
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
4.0 GPA Certificate : Summer
1999
The National Authors Registry
Recognition of Literary Excellence : 4th Place - Spring
1999
The National Authors Registry
Honourable Mention - Spring