GATELYdesign | Graphic Design + Branding + Social Media


Christopher A. Gately

Phone (661) 917-8412 | | |

MISSION statement

Take bad design out of the public image.

WORK experience

GATELYdesign                                                                                                                                                                       March 2004 – Present

Strategic Designer and Photographer

  • Utilized Adobe Creative Suite 2, 3, and 4 to design 15 to 20 ad mockups daily for niche newspaper with 10,000 weekly readers.
  • Performed weekly pre-press separation and file preparation using Adobe Acrobat to coincide with off-site press timelines.
  • Headed up project management from ideation to finalization including end user testing and feedback for interstate insurance broker over a three month period.
  • Created corporate identity packages (logo design, stationary, packaging, flyers, and website) using Pantone guides for color consistency.
  • Designed websites using both proprietary and non-proprietary content management systems including Durpal and WordPress.
  • Made motion graphics and banner advertisements for the web and television using a combination of both Adobe Flash and Adobe After Effects.
  • Defined and managed search engine optimization (SEO), click through campaign, and track advertiser return on investment (ROI).
  • Planned and implemented social media marketing strategies using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and email marketing for various clients.
  • Provided custom photography and photographic editing, color correction and publishing.

Keller Williams Realty                                                                                                                                                             February 2005– March 2008
Market Center Administrator

  • Performed critical administration for 250 sales associates and 2 Market Centers over a period of three years.
  • Managed day to day operations of the market center including the creation of budgets and profit and loss statements (PL’s).
  • Designed and implemented marketing strategies for retention & recruitment of new and existing sales associates resulting in a growth of  20% over three years.
  • Developed three new revenue streams using existing resources (digital signage, store and affiliate marketing).
  • Designed, built and maintained company/agent websites and intranet and Web 2.0 technologies, including but not limited to mashups, social networking, search engine optimization, viral marketing, twitter, and news aggregators.
  • Coordinated special events for market center launch, trade shows, seminars, education, and internal coordination.
  • Prepared and directed weekly sales meetings using PowerPoint and digital signage implementation as part of a technology strategy.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers                                                                                                                                                    January 2000– June 2004

  • Perform customer service operations at the point of sale for a high-volume retailer
  • Trained approx. 10  associates for holiday operations

COLLEGIATE education

2010  – California Department of Real Estate – Brokers License

2007 – 2009 – A.A., Art Institute of California – Inland Empire – Graphic Design | San Bernardino, CA

2002 – 2004 – B.S., Californis State University – Business Administration / Business Law | Northridge, CA


  • 2008 / 2009 Dean’s list – Art Institutes of California – Inland Empire
  • 2004 Dean’s list – California State University – Northridge
  • Published photograph 2007 “The Majesty of Memories” ISBN: 0-79515307-4
    • Published Photograph and story 2009 – Newspaper photograph and story

PROFESSIONAL associations

  • Member of the Business Law Association
  • California State University Northridge Alumni
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