Gary A Christenson - Brand Design


First and foremost, happily married and proud father to two adventurous little girls.
New experiences and family adventures keep me grounded, inspired and creative. We love to travel and get outside often. I've been married for over 13 years (met my wife when I was living in Hawaii) and since then we've had two girls and have moved up and down the West Coast, most recently landing in Bend, OR. I am constantly learning and growing as a designer, storyteller, father and husband. Life is for the living, and it. is. good.

Updates on Life & Travels
For more on what me and my family are up, feel free to check out our personal blog where we document our travels and life outside of work.

Professional RESUME

Independent Creative Director (2001-2011, 2017-Present)
Designing for such companies as: Comedy Central, The Economist, Mars Candy Company, CNN, and the Wall Street Journal. As well as many nonprofits organization and small businesses from around the globe.

Creative Director at Big Deal Branding (2011-2017)
BDB is a Los Angeles based full service Branding Agency, serving hundreds of accounts from around the world. Clients range from small creative businesses to multi-billion dollar companies in the entertainment and medical industries.

Professional Photographer (2005-Present) & Video Director (2013-Present)
Traveling the globe on various assignments for businesses and nonprofit organizations. Whether it's camping in the bush of Western Africa, cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa, walking the Great Wall of China, wining and dining my way through Europe, or trekking to the foot of the worlds highest mountain, I love it and have done it all. If you have a story to tell or an image or film that needs to be created or captured, I'd love to help. International travel and adventures are a huge passion of mine.

Board member at Emote360 (2008-2017)

Board member at Built It Africa (2013-Present)


BA in Graphic Design

Designer: 17 years

Photographer: 13 years

Video Director: 5 years


Identity: Logo, Print & Web

Brand & Product Management

Creative Direction

Photography & Video Production

Traveler & Adventurer





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