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  • The Work of Robert Gaszak

Among other things, I am a humble Seattle-based DESIGNER of web and mobile user interfaces, logos and branding, as well as print. I am currently available for hire, so why don’t we CHAT about it?

Selected Work

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Center for Commercialization

The University of Washington's C4C needed their new site to have more prominent calls to action as well as to be responsive as many of the site's visitors are students viewing on their phones. Using their current site and branding as a baseline, clearer hierarchy was established, clutter was organized, and the overall experience was wholly considered and defined. Work done while at Pixelube.

Role:
Art Director,
User Experience Designer,
Production

Hooligans Super Bar

A staple of Milwaukee's east side, Hooligans bar and grill needed an update to their web presence that highlighted their history with the neighborhood. Designed to evoke a dusty salvaged newspaper from the bar's early years, the site presents the content with the charm of the building's interior.

Role:
Creative Director,
Production

Steamy Knights Carpet Cleaners

A well-designed identity can help small businesses appear as legitimate and trustworthy as their larger, national competition. This levels the playing field and allows them to be equal contenders in the customer’s mind while instilling trust back into service industry house calls. The retro aesthetic harks back to the era when said house calls were commonplace.

Starting at the essential foundation of a distinct and memorable name, Steamy Knights is a complete brand identity system for a steam cleaning business.

A winner of Creative Quarterly: 24.

Role:
Concept Development,
Creative Director,
Copywriter,
Naming

Hatch

As a market study and strategy company that uses unique techniques to acquire consumer research, their methods had to be clearly defined. Hatch wanted a simple one-page site laying out their process starting with broad approaches and drilling down to specific techniques, followed by a bit of business background and a basic means for contact. Work done while at Pixelube.

Role:
Art Director,
Production
VISIT SITE

Boxella

Ever need to find the manual for an appliance you bought years ago? Or the receipt to cash in a rebate? Find it impossible staying up-to-date on product recalls? These and other problems are addressed using Boxella—an iOS and web-based app to keep the paperwork of all your “things” in order. Starting with branding, the look and feel were established. User flow was whittled down, and a basic marketing site was put together. Work done while at Pixelube.

Role:
Art Director,
User Experience Designer,
Production

Calendars

Two conceptual calendars based on overlapping dilatational grids. With various parameters set, the overlapping regions can take on very different patterns.

The left calendar was a runner-up for Creative Quarterly: 22.

Role:
Creative Director,
Production

Square Ware

Square Ware is a self-initiated brand which encourages honestly highlighting our quirky idiosyncrasies. Initially conceived as a backlash to cheesy college-humor-type shirts, Square Ware inspires substance and intellect. We all nerd out about something. Embrace your inner geek; embrace your squareness. This multi-faceted project entailed the logo and branding, website, t-shirts, posters, and packaging.

Explore the site, and while you’re at it pick up a shirt!

Role:
Concept Development,
Creative Director,
Production,
Programming,
Naming
VISIT SITE

Various Logos

When done well, a logo succinctly suggests the function of a company or organization while establishing a voice and mood. An exercise in concept and simplicity, the “easiest looking” logos are often the most challenging.

Role:
Art Director,
Production

Who's This "Robert" Anyway?

Well I'm glad you asked

Though I’m still trying to figure that out myself, for now, I am a multi-instrumentalist music lover, vintage motorcycle rider, amateur dog masseuse, hanging mobile sculpture enthusiast, half-marathon runner, sucker for a good documentary, and wilderness lover who’s becoming a bit of an outdoorsman.

If you like what you see here I am currently available for hire and on the lookout for a design shop where I can learn, grow, and flourish among like-minded individuals. If you know of such a place I'd love to chat about it!

Bob is a fantastic graphic designer with an infectious positive personality. It has been a great opportunity for me to work with Bob professionally and personally. I have recommended him to several colleagues and he has always exceeded their expectations.”

Yusuf Dahl
Operations Manager at Milwaukee Metro Mangement

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