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Pat Gamble Creative Art Direction & Design

Who Am I?


Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

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My name is Pat Gamble. I am a Creative Art Director & Designer, renaissance man, and ambidextrous.1 I have a bachelors degree in English literature and Music from Portland State University, A certificate in graphic design studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a Certificate in Art Direction from Miami Ad School (San Francisco, Berlin, and New York).

(1) only at billiards.

With over 10 years of experience working at advertising and marketing agencies in New York and San Francisco, I bring a high level of creative art direction, design skills, and a joyful collaborative spirit to every project. When it comes to advertising/marketing and design I live at the crossroads of creativity and effectiveness. In physical space I live in San Francisco, California. View my resume

What Do I Do?

Creative Art Direction:
I provide high-level conceptual art direction including: concept development, art direction, team leadership, strategic thinking, stakeholder presentation, mentorship, sub-contractor direction and more.

Graphic Design:
I am highly skilled designer with a keen eye for details and a knack for coming up with creative solutions to design problems.

Branding & Illustration:
Need a new logo or a full brand identity? I have you covered. My collaborative approach to branding will ensure you get exactly what you need. Need some icons or an infographics? I have that covered too. If not, I can help find and guide the right people for the team.

Digital & Social Media:
I offer a wide array of digital design and social media creative art direction and design services and skills.

Video & Much More:
Want to get some motion going? I can help with it all. From the concept and the storyboard to mid-level animation, compositing, and coloration. Need something more complex made? I can help find and guide the right people for the team.

Why You Should Hire Me

I’M a DARING Creative

Ok, to be honest, I’m a bit afraid of heights, but I’m not afraid of big out there ideas that push hard on established creative boundries.

I’m fun to work with

I am courteous enough to play air drums instead of tap on my desk when the mood strikes me (which is somewhat often) and I also have a smiling “yes and” approach to teamwork and collaboration with both coworkers and clients.

I have a diverse background

What do an art director, mailroom clerk, a retail salesman, a remodeller, a recording engineer, a bartender, a barista, and a professional musican have in common? They’re all me at one point in my life. This diverse experience often leads me to creative and strategic insights that others may not think of.

I can execute my ideas

No, I don’t have a USB powered guillotine on my desk to cut the heads off my creative decks (although that would be neat). I not only come up with big ideas, but I can make them look fantastic, engage audiences, and function well.

I'm responsible

Not for the JFK assasination or that mess on the counter in my apartment (ok, maybe that mess on the counter), but I’m someone you can count on to get things done well and on time without drama, stress, or hand holding.

I LOVE to learn

As wonderful as I am, even I don’t know how to do everything in the world. If I don’t know how to do something I don’t hesitate to jump right in and figure it out; I love the challenge.

A few fun things

A Bit of My Photography
I studied a bit of photography in school and enjoy being out and about with a camera (DSLR or Phone) to capture a few moments here and there.
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A Bit of My Music
I've played music for most of my life. I've been in quite a few bands and still mess around with it for fun today.
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