Hello, and thank you for visiting my online portfolio, erskineCreative.com.

About Me:

I am a creative professional with over 15 years experience in Graphic Design, Art Direction, Digital Technology and Photography.  As the current Director of Design: Print and Digital Media at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, my work visually defines the look and feel of theatre while effectively communicating to the public. 

My position is exciting and responsibilities consist of managing the Design Department staff, designing and coordinating the production of highly visible print and digital marketing collateral for our stage productions and special programs.  Projects include creating ads, posters, banners, invitations, brochures and show programs. In addition to my design functions, I provide photographic coverage of the theatre events, and ensure institutional branding is consistent across all marketing mediums.

Freelance design and photography is a passion of mine. 
About My Designs:
I am dedicated to my work from start to finish and I have a diverse background in a variety of creative mediums, including: illustration, airbrushing, sign making, printing and graphic design.  This enables me to conceptualize and produce artwork in a wide range of styles that are visually appealing and effectively convey the message and style of each project while streamlining the creative process.
Recent Highlights:
   • Center for Education and Leadership Reopening Collateral, Ford’s Theatre
   • 2018/2019 Season Collateral, Ford’s Theatre
   • Proposal cover designs for SSP, America
   • 50th Anniversary Logo & Collateral, Ben’s Chili Bowl

About My Photography:

I photograph my subjects and locations from the unique perspective of a Photographer with over 15 years experience as an Art Director and Graphic Designer.  This gives me the ability to see the "final product" while I'm shooting and allows me to capture compelling images with a strong blend of artistry and commercial appeal.

Recent Highlights:
    • Contributed detailed artifact photos to Google Cultural Insititue & Remembering Lincoln, Ford's Theatre
    • Contributed photos to "Ford's Theatre (Images of America) by Brian Anderson

    • Candlelight vigil Photo, Ford’s Theatre
    • Proposal photos, SSP America

Questions? Need help with a design or photography project? Want to “talk shop”?  Please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’d love to hear from you :-)

-Gary E Erskine