Monica Gussow

Monica Gussow

Makawao, HI, United States
Member since February 9, 2017
Monica is a multidisciplinary art director and designer bringing a decade and a half of experience to the table. She's spent the first part of her career designing for national magazines like People and CosmoGIRL. More recently, she's been building brands through visual design and art-direction—creating websites, identities, various digital and print collateral, and more.
Monica is now available for hire
Digital Design
  • Senior Designer | Art Director
    2015 - PRESENT
    Hammerquist Studios
    • Worked for clients including Hydro Flask, Kokatat, Sea to Summit, Polartec, CMH, K2 Skis, and more.
    • Acted as the lead creative and designer on efforts large and small including website builds, tablet apps, product launches, ad campaigns, brand strategy, and identity creation.
    • Completed day-to-day duties including a mix of UX, graphic design, art direction, and photo shoot planning.
    • Handled all the aspects of creative direction including everything from initial conceptualizing through to final production.
    • Conducted UX discovery and design of various eCommerce website redesigns.
    Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe DPS, InVision
  • Freelance Art Director
    2013 - 2015
    Outdoor Research
    • Laid out a direct-to-consumer catalog including selling spreads and storytelling spreads.
    • Created master pages and detailed style sheets for all typography throughout the books.
    • Planned and art-directed all the still-life photography.
    • Completed the final production work; including preflighting the document and shipping to printer.
    Technologies: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
  • Bachelor's degree in Communication
    1999 - 2002
    Boston College - Brighton, MA, USA
  • Graphic Design14 years
  • Art Direction5 years
  • Catalog Design5 years
  • User Experience (UX)4 years
  • Visual Design4 years
  • Web Design4 years
  • eCommerce Design4 years


Makawao, HI, United States

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