David Gillis, owner of David Gillis Design, started his Art Directing career at TBC, an advertising agency in Baltimore, MD, where he ultimately became Associate Creative Director. His clients at the agency included Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland, Micron Computers, the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club, the Maryland Lottery, Schmidt Baking Co., Manor Hill Foods, and Baltimore Aquarium.
In 1997, David returned with his wife and children to his native Maine. He joined L.L.Bean where he eventually became the Sr. Art Director for the Men’s, Travel, Outdoor, and Corporate Sales catalogs.
After more than 5 years, David left L.L.Bean to pursue freelance Design and Art Directing. Over the last two decades, his award-winning design work has encompassed packaging, annual reports, social media, advertising, website design, logo and identity work, direct mail, and more. His clients have included: MaineHealth, IDEXX Laboratories, Maine College of Art, D.L.Geary Brewing, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Martin’s Point, Crestline, Skelly Skills, United Way of Greater Portland, and many more.
In addition to his own clients, he has strategic partnerships with Surprise Advertising, Mojo Brand & Creative, and Catalog Design Studios.