David is an exceptional graphic artist but what sets him apart from other designers is his role as a thought partner. He works to understand the objectives of the communication and develops effective visuals to meet those objectives. He is incredibly responsive, thoughtful and collaborative. I highly recommend him for any visual design work.

—Pete DeWitt, Associate Director, Talent Marketing and Employee Communications, IDEXX

In a creative business like Advertising you live and die by the strength of your ideas. As an Ad Agency I have to build partnerships with professionals that can bring my concepts to light. David and I have worked together for over 20 years and I have never found a graphic artist that can exceed David's ability to take a concept and go beyond what I was hoping for. We’ve collaborated on logo designs, event themes that need to translate from TV to Digital, to Newsprint to Point-of-purchase displays and we always kill it. David can read the situation, and bring his full palette of skills to bear for a fresh visual outcome that always makes me excited and proud.

—Sam Surprise, Owner, Surprise Advertising

I have been lucky enough to work with David Gillis for several years. The scope of our work together has ranged from high concept creative, to projects requiring the ability to think differently about solving complex problems. David is a wonderful thought and creative partner, who is able to think both strategically and tactically at any given moment. He is highly collaborative, humble and approaches his work with joy, energy and curiosity. David continues to help me look at creative problem solving in new ways and I always feel smarter after finishing a project with him.

—Lisa Muller-Jones, Owner, Mojo Brand Creative

I’ve worked with David since I started my ad agency and to his credit, have never missed a deadline!

He’s truly my Avatar Designer; responds quickly to requests, asks great questions, delivers early on deadlines and possesses a consistency of dedication to all aspects of our work together, from a small logo to a complete re-brand. I think of David as an integral creative partner in the development of each unique project.

I know he’s blushing right now, but it’s all true!

—Karen St.Clair, St.Clair Media Group