Gavin Renwick

Design Director / Visual Communicator

Philadelphia, PA, USA
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

MVP Interactive

Director of Design and Virtual Reality Development

We are a consumer engagement software and technology company that enhances brand experiences through interactive technology.

Notable clients:
• Cadillac : Virtual Reality experience
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers : Virtual Reality experiences
• Minnesota Vikings : Virtual Reality gaming experience
• Six Flags : Hotel Transylvania 2 *Award-winning character morph
• Six Flags/Activision : Call of Duty - Black Ops 3 Zombies
• Audi America
• National Football League (NFL)
• National Basketball Association (NBA)
• Major League Soccer (MLS)
• Major League Baseball (MLB)
• National Hockey League (NHL)
• NBC Universal - NFL Sunday Night Football
• Army/Navy Game presented by USAA
• BUICK / College Playoffs
• BBVA
• IMG Live / USAA
• Intersport / Courtyard Marriott


APP-titude
• Sketch
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Acrobat Pro X
• Adobe InDesign
• Final Cut Pro X
• Motion
• Autopano Pro & Giga
• Sweet Home 3D
• SketchUp
• Keynote
• Garageband
• OS X & Windows 10 platforms

• UI, 2D and video artist for game development platforms Unity & Unreal Engine as well as traditional integrated development environments and virtual reality systems Oculus & Vive.
• Videography: pre-production, capture, editing & post-production for both traditional and 360˚ (virtual reality) camera platforms such as Canon, Olympus & Freedom 360
• Brand development, integration, management and evolution focused through the MVP Interactive lens
• Proposal & presentation conceptualization and layout: working in tandem with our sales 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
May 2013 - Present Pennsylvania, United States

Self-Employed

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
July 2012 - Present Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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
March 2004 - July 2012 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Education

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Graphic Design, BSc

July 2000 - September 2003 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Undead Philly

Finalist

2012

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Best Portfolio in Graphic Design

2003

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Best of Quarter - Summer, Fall

2000

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Dean’s List : Summer

2000

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Dean’s List : Spring

2001

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Dean’s List : Fall

2002

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Academic Recognition : Fall

2000

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Academic Recognition : Fall

2001

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Academic Recognition : Spring

2002

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Academic Recognition : Winter

2002

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

Academic Recognition : Winter

2003

The Art Institute Of Philadelphia

4.0 GPA Certificate : Summer

2001

The National Authors Registry

Recognition of Literary Excellence : 4th Place - Spring

1999

The National Authors Registry

Honourable Mention - Spring

1999

Skills

Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, AutoPano Giga, AutoPano Video, Final Cut Pro X, Garageband, Keynote , Powerpoint, QuarkXpress, Sketch,