Area(s) of ExpertiseBrand identity, Typography
Gary has held creative and strategic leadership roles with some of the most notable Canadian and international branding firms: SFP, FutureBrand, Gottschalk+Ash International, and Interbrand. He is currently a founder and principal of Hark Ideas Ltd. Bridging the gap between brand strategy and brand identity, he has a keenly developed understanding of the intimate, intricate, critical interrelationship of ideas and how they are expressed.
A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Gary is a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, and served as a guest instructor on visual identity at Kent State University.
An active leader in the design community, Gary has sat on the Board of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and is involved ongoing with RGD (Association of Registered Graphic Designers). He has been a speaker for design, professional, and technology organizations across Canada – including a cross-country lecture tour for Apple. He has appeared on CBC Radio and TVOntario discussing branding issues.