About Me

I am a graphic designer, art director + photographer. I have worked in advertising, marketing, graphic design, computer game design and photography since 1985. I have a strong background in art direction and copywriting, presentation design, editorial design, brand and concept development, photography and post-production, business to business and business to consumer communications. I have created and published applications for iPad and iPhone, published my own books and magazines, developed websites since 1996 and worked with international corporations and NGOs as a freelance creative consultant for over two decades. I have a solid reputation for problem-solving, and delivering world-class results on time and in exceptionally short time-frames.

Hiking is my passion, as is photographing and writing about the experience. You can read more about that sort of thing at brienzergrat.com. I have also started a volunteer project to help promote awareness of rules that protect a Federal Wildlife Reserve. Find out about that at hardergrat.com


  • Ten years international advertising agency experience as art director and creative director
  • Twenty years as independent creative consultant in print and digital marketing, advertising, multimedia, publishing/editorial design, entertainment industry, Internet and mobile application design, development and production
  • Extensive experience developing and executing presentations, pitch decks, brand concepts, business plans, marketing strategies, and style guides
  • Print and digital publishing, editorial design and content creation/curation experience
  • Conceptual design, interface and environment design, copywriting and hands-on production for print, video and interactive media
  • Professional photographer shooting people and places, events, portraits, hotels, restaurants and real estate for over 15 years
  • Staffing, teaching, instruction and training, team leadership and management experience
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite and most design and production software
  • Experienced publisher and magazine designer - beenmagazine.com
  • Self-published author - brienzergrat.com / zuribild.com
  • International experience includes work in U.K., U.S.A., U.A.E., Kenya, Zambia, Switzerland
  • EDUCATION - HND Visual Communications North East Wales Institute of Design. Graduated 1985
  • LANGUAGES - English, Basic German
    • Sit at a coffee shop in the heart of a city in a different country or time zone or even neighborhood, and look around you. Take it all in. Look further. Find something that is amazing and find out more. I have never been disappointed when I push to know more, to cross my own boundaries, ignore my own fears and do something new in a new place.

      Andy Davies
    • I shall be telling this with a sigh
      Somewhere ages and ages hence:
      Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
      I took the one less travelled by,
      And that has made all the difference.

      Robert Frost