London-based multidisciplinary graphic designer with over 18 years experience, offering a diverse range of work including art direction, brand identity, print, digital & motion.
Gareth's passion for music and design led to his dream job following University working in-house for Good Looking Records. The label was at the cutting edge of the drum n bass and dance music scene at the time so offered him a once in a lifetime opportunity. During this time he quickly learnt the art of sleeve design, print, artist / event photography whilst looking after the label's website, merchandise range and all event promotion for their tours around the world.
After an incredible 4.5 years, he headed for the bright lights of London to Stunning (sister agency of the notorious Cunning Stunts) alongside his previous Head of Design, Nick Purser. Together they produced work for the music, entertainment and luxury industry whilst supporting Cunning on key campaigns and projects.
A change of events led to a freelance phase where he produced work directly for a number of marketing agencies, PR agencies and music labels. It was around this time he was then approached by Jake Morris (previously of Cunning) to take over from the outgoing Head of Design at experiential agency pd3.
A month’s freelance quickly led to 10 incredible years that saw the agency expand and evolve, in time becoming a full-service creative agency. Along the way, he oversaw all design output, managed an ever-changing team of designers and freelancers and helped the agency produce award-winning work for household brands like O2, Lacoste, Sony and Victorinox.
It’s always hard to walk away from a good thing, but the time had come for the next chapter. So after an invaluable time at pd3, Gareth decided to set up his own studio and is looking for exciting projects to get involved with, however big or small.
GPJ Studio is an independent multidisciplinary design studio with over 18 years of experience across branding, design, experiential and brand experience. We also have a number of long-standing 'Creative Partnerships' which allow us to handle small to large scale projects.