WASHINGTON, DC — Greg Gersch honed his graphic design skills during the dot-com boom of the ’90’s at two local firms, working for such clients as the U.S. Department of Energy, FEMA, AOL, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and World Wildlife Fund.
Greg was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in a creative environment by an elementary school teacher mom and an industrial designer dad, who also created logos for Chrysler and associated divisions.
After graduating from the University of Michigan with a BFA (History of Art concentration), Greg moved to Washington DC to teach drawing to low-income seniors under the auspices of the National Cathedral. Over the next few years, he worked for the National Museum of American Art, cataloging 20,000 works on paper, helped to open and run a premiere art and antiques gallery in Woodley Park, and freelanced as an illustrator/designer for a variety of books and magazines.
In April 2001, he started his own firm, Eyebeam Creative, which specializes in identity systems and branding strategies. As Creative Director, he manages an award-winning staff of three.
From 2005-2007, Greg served as Vice President of The Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia and still considers drawing an essential activity for inspiration and problem solving. He always carries an oversized black sketchbook, obsessively filling it with his concepts and notes. He’s completed 57 sketchbooks to date, but they’ll soon be eclipsed by the Rube Goldberg-esque drawings of his 13-year-old son, Max.
He lives close to three major airports and loves to travel.