My name is Gillian Kamerer. I'm a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and mistake maker.
First and foremost, I'm an illustrator and designer to my core, critiquing logos on every sign. I'm also a mistake-maker. Sometimes awesome new ideas come from those mess-ups that seem bad in the moment, and those ideas blossom into something beautiful.
Whether I'm testing out fonts with color combinations or I'm discovering a new hiking path, I'm always looking for inspiration and trying new things. Much like nature, the world of design is that it's always changing - a new program is always around the corner that enables you to visualize complex ideas even better than you could before.
I'm always learning and always open to teaching aspiring designers tips and tricks on how to advance their graphic design/creative careers. Especially on Instagram, where I've found some of the most amazing people and talented designers.
I currently spend eight hours per day at The Zimmerman Agency as an internal and client-facing graphic designer (and occasionally a fine artist and animator). I work with some of the coolest people I know and learn more every day while working on international brands and local ones depending on the day.
During my previous position at 223 Agency, I had many impactful experiences creating digital and print designs internally and externally, but one of my favorite parts of that role was getting to mentor three talented interns in Graphic Design as well as User experience/User Interface Design. Throughout the course of their semester, I worked with them one-on-one to hone their skills and immerse them in agency life.
BONUS MATERIALVan Gogh is my favorite fine artist (if you couldn't tell) and I spend my free time painting, drawing, dabbling in printmaking, and going on hikes around town. Traveling and attending at least 5 concerts per year (the indie scene is my favorite!) are the top two activities I always make time for.
Not quite satisfied? More about what makes me tick and my illustrative work is featured on my instagram, Little Red Kayak.