Gavin is an experienced designer, illustrator, animator and filmmaker. He was the Senior Design Manager of the Ad Creative Tech team at Yahoo! Inc. for ten years and has been working in the online advertising industry for seventeen years. He brings agency to problem solving through his cross-pollination of design fields and his joyful approach to challenges. He elicits excitement by pushing the expectations of technology, design assumptions, and design delivery systems and by bringing forth new ideas into the collective consciousness. He is the co-founder of the Emmy Award winning Cinematic VR boutique called PANOGS where he currently works.
Co-Founder Panogs LLC
PANOGS is a full-service interactive agency with a strong focus on immersive production (VR/AR/MR) . Panogs was recently awarded the 2018 EMMY for Outstanding Digital Innovation for the Virtual Reality Film Capturing Everest. PANOGS is also a Space Needle LLC preferred vendor and has created many of the interactive experiences that delight visitors on the landmark's observation deck.
Senior Design Manager, Ad Creative Technology, Design Team, Yahoo! Inc. 4/2007 - 08/2017
The Ad Creative Technology Design Team at Yahoo! is a solution driven group in-house creative agency. With a virtually limitless access to internal media platforms projects ranged from design and building rich-media ad campaigns, micro-sites, video reels, print collateral, animation, sales decks, mobile micro sites with the 3rd party mobile platform Celtra and and the video platform Brightroll.
Stitching of TIME Magazine's One World Trade Center Gigapixel Panorama
Before the One World Trade Center was opened to the public Time Inc. brought a small crew to shoot a hyper-resolution 360º image of the view 10' out from the very top of the spire. Gavin stitched and combined the massive data from four hemispherical image-arrays. Time Inc. used the final image as the magazine's first ever tri-fold cover. The Interactive online experience was used as the centerpiece of Time's rebranded website launch. Mark Zuckerberg also choose this image to announce the launch of 360 photos on Facebook.
Interactive Flash Designer, IGNITED, 4/2006 - 5/2007
At IGNITED responsibilities included design, action-scripting, and creation of micro-sites with companion online ad campaigns. Main clients were Sony Vaio Latin America, U.S. Army, Electronic Arts, Activision, Cadbury-Schweppes, Fox Networks, NBC/Universal, Buena Vista Games, THQ, LA Weekly, and iRadio-motorola. Online Ad production consisted of art-directing and production using third-party vendors: PointRoll, Eye-wonder, and Code 360.
Manager New Media, Warner Bros. TelevisiON, 9/2005 - 4/2006
Responsibilities included R&D into emerging technologies, technical design of www.thewb.com and other Warner Bros. sites, design of all network pilot micro-sites, and production of internal Warner Brothers Intranet sites.
Webmaster, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, 11/2004 - 12/2005
As Web-Master for the Gnomon School of Visual Effects Gavin implemented a major rebrand and structural overhaul of the preexisting website. He managed/produced all internal video and photography for faculty/staff and public events. He maintained the asset database management of student work and designed the online ad campaigns for the institution.
Rhode Island School of Design 1996
Bachelor of Fine Arts Illustration
Gnomon School of Visual Effects 2006
Studied Visual FX for entertainment and gaming with a focus on spherical photography for environments.
As an illustrator his large hyper realistic murals can be seen in public and private collections around the country including collaborations with iconic LA Muralist Kent Twitchell.
As an animator he spent a decade evolving the online advertising technology at Ignited USA, Warner Brothers, and Yahoo! INC.
As a panoramic photographer he partnered with xRez Studio to capture the Yosemite Extreme Panoramic Imaging Project. In 2010 he worked alongside Canon's "Explorer of Light" Clint Clemens and Art Historian Thomas Laird to capture Gigapixel imagery throughout Tibet. Gavin's expertise in image composition made him invaluable in the final stitched image for the historic TIME Inc. One World Trade Center 360º image.
He is the Co-founder of the Emmy award winning Virtual Reality design company PANOGS.
Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Lightroom, AME, NikFX
SOFTWARE: FinalCut, Mocha VR, Mettle Skybox, Auto Pano Giga, Auto Video Pano, SynthEyes, Mistika, Photomatix
VR CAMERAS: Omni, VIRB, Fusion, Theta, Zcam, Obsidian, Gear 360
VR HEADSETS: Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Daydream
Sketch, Hype Pro, Google Web Designer, Celtra, InVision Beta