Hey! Ciao! Dia Dhuit!

I am a Chicago-based multimedia designer and illustrator specializing in graphic design, branding, vector illustration, and motion graphics.

I’ve worked with local and small businesses to develop their brand identity, increase social media presence, and update and enhance existing marketing materials and print collateral.

I am a five-tool designer who can do it all, but my work is deeply rooted in my greatest strength: illustration. I see vector images as freeing, not restricted to any boundaries—which is why I am obsessed with creating them. Adobe Illustrator is my best friend. And just like a vector image is boundless, I believe design is as well. I approach every project as an opportunity with endless creative possibilities, and I love to help clients realize their vision across multiple mediums.

My multimedia approach is also fueled by my endless desire to learn more about design. I am constantly exploring new programs and adding to my design repertoire, and love taking on projects where I can learn something new. I hope my next career move will allow me to use all my experience to take on a bigger challenge.

Outside of work for clients my creative projects are very much influenced by my passions, sports and pop culture. If it has been shown on a TV or the big screen, I have likely seen it. However, I do find time to escape the screen overlords through occasional trips to a local brewery and driving range.

I’m open to collaborate, start a new project or chat!

My Past Clients

The Sterling Standards
Brick Paver Solutions
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Orek Games
HTC Graphix
Visual Yours by Liz
Civil Solutions Inc
American Infrastructure Technologies LLC

Skills + Tools

After Effects
MS Office

Graphic Design
Motion Graphics
Web Design
Photo Editing
UI/UX Design
Social Media Marketing
Project Management

My Awards

Sight Six Poster Design Exhibition
Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017

Say Hello!
Drop me a line.

© Donnie Gardner 2023

Chicago, IL