Grant Garrison

Marketing & Design Professional Unicorn


Tampa, FL




I'm a self-described geek, friend and renaissance man who loves marketing

As a seasoned professional marketer and graphic designer, I bring a wealth of skills and expertise to the table. My colleagues have raved about my technical abilities, attention to detail, and ability to adapt and learn on the fly. Whether you need me to design a web experience, create social advertisements, craft marketing email campaigns, or produce video content, I have the know-how to get the job done right.

But it's not just my technical skills that set me apart – I am also a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of customer needs and a knack for creating digital experiences that engage and convert. With my multi-faceted experience and surgical approach, I'm a go-to choice for businesses looking to up their marketing and design game.

On top of all that, I am an ethical marketer who conducts myself with integrity in all aspects of life. I'm a culture keeper who knows how to align my work with company values and cultural pillars. In short, I'm the complete package – a reliable, valuable asset to any team looking to bring on a top-notch marketer and graphic designer. Don't miss out on the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to your team – you won't be disappointed!


My joy, dedication and focus

Multimedia Design

With a versatile foundation in technical skills and an attention to detail, I excel at creating a wide range of designs and media assets, including images, videos, animations, and audio content that showcase my ability to bring creative ideas to life.


Email Design & Automation

With experience in email design and marketing automation, I excel at creating modular, visually appealing emails and setting up automated campaigns that engage, inform and convert recipients at multiple stages of the funnel.



With strong communication skills and a talent for effectively conveying ideas, I excel at crafting engaging copy, presentations and communicating clearly with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders to ensure that projects are completed successfully.



With experience with several successful rebrands, I'm skilled at developing and maintaining brand guidelines, including creating logos, color palettes, and other visual assets that showcase a cohesive brand strategy and reflect a consistent identity.


Is the best teacher
2020 – 2022


Design & Communications Specialist

Tampa, FL

As a Design & Communications Specialist at Lochner, I leveraged my expertise in data visualization and automation to create visually appealing and well-branded tools for report generation. I was responsible for creating complex map graphics and using advanced techniques in data automation to support the traffic analysis team. My efforts helped improve the efficiency and effectiveness of report production and strengthened the overall brand aesthetic of the company.

2018 – 2020


Sr. Graphic Designer,
Graphic Designer

Tampa, FL

As a Sr. Graphic Designer in marketing at McNICHOLS CO., I played a key role in revitalizing the company's email marketing strategy by creating responsive and visually appealing email designs and campaigns that effectively conveyed the company's message and promoted their industrial and designer metals products. In collaboration with the marketing team, I also contributed to the development and implementation of branding and design strategies, as well as online onboarding stratetgies that supported the overall success of the company.

2017 – 2018


Graphic Designer

Tampa, FL

At CareSync, I served as a Graphic Designer in marketing and was responsible for creating visually appealing designs that helped effectively convey the company's healthcare focused messaging and promote their platform of technology products and services. My duties included designing marketing materials such as brochures, packaging, emails, social media graphics, and website assets, as well as collaborating with the marketing team to develop and implement branding and design strategies. I was able to contribute to the success of the company by creating designs that met the complex needs of their clients and helped to effectively communicate the value of their services to potential customers.

2015 – 2017

Wicked Armor

Brand Consulting, Marketing

Valrico, FL

As a brand and marketing consultant at Wicked Armor, I utilized my skills in graphic design, photography, videography and web design to promote the company's portfolio of characters and create a new online presence that better reflected the Wicked Armor brand. My efforts helped to showcase the company's work and drive its success.

2013 – 2016

True Geek Radio,
True Geek Media

Brand Consulting, Media Production

Tampa, FL

As a brand consultant and media producer at True Geek Media, I leveraged my extensive skills in video editing, motion graphics, web design, branding, and streaming technology to drive the creation of engaging content and advertising collateral. In addition, I was responsible for designing the True Geek Radio website, evolving established brand identities, and managing technology and equipment for live shows. My efforts helped elevate True Geek Media's online presence and drive the company's viewership and success.

2010 – 2014


Marketing Graphic Designer,
Visulization Specialist

Tampa, FL

As a graphic designer in marketing at RS&H, I utilized my skills in web design, corporate identity, and content hierarchy to create visually appealing and impactful marketing materials for the company. I also contributed to the company's rebranding process, finalized major design decisions and carryed out web development of online needs including a redesign of the RS&H website, which influenced support for and piloted a complete rebranding of the company.

As a visualization artist at RS&H, I utilized my skills in video editing, motion graphics, and photo simulation to create visually appealing and impactful assets for the company. I also contributed marketing support by designing animated Flash interfaces for kiosks.

2009 – 2010

Wacky World Studios

Web Master, Digital Artist, Intern

Oldsmar, FL

While at Wacky World Studios and pursuing my degree, I focused on building and updating the company's web presence and e-commerce platform. I also aided in creating photo simulations of themed environments and completed various other creative tasks.

2008 – 2009

QG Partnership

Compositing Artist, Intern

Tampa, FL

While at QG Partnership and pursuing my degree, I developed dynamic flash applets and designed and animated flash advertisements. I also gained experience in animation compositing.


A lifelong journey
2005 – 2010

The Art Institute of Tampa

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA), Interactive Media Design

Tampa, FL

I earned a Bachelor's degree in Interactive Media Design from The Art Institute of Tampa. While there, I developed a strong foundation in technical skills and gained experience in a range of design disciplines, including web design, graphic design, video editing, and motion graphics. I also participated in design clubs where I gained valuable skills and experiences.

2000 – 2004

Seminole Vocational Education Center

Computer Science and Commercial Arts Training

Seminole, Florida

While attending the Seminole Vocational Educational Center, I participated in training realted to computer electronics, computer coding, and computer literacy, as well as training in commercial arts with a focus on building design skills and participating in class critique. Upon graudation, I was highly encouraged to pursue a career in commercial arts from instructors and colleagues.

2000 – 2004

Osceola High School

High School Diploma

Seminole, Florida

I completed my high school education at Osceola High School and the Seminole Vocational Education Center, with a focus on general education at Osceola High School and extracurricular education at the Seminole Vocational Education Center.


Peer reviewed

Joseph Samus, PE, PTOE

Traffic Engineering Team Leader at InNovo Partners (Formerly Traffic Engineering Team Leader at Lochner)

Grant Garrison is one of the hardest working, dedicated, and talented individuals I know. He is incredibly versatile and able to fill almost every need a company could have, whether that be graphic art, design, a brand refresh, marketing, and even web design. His ability to not only take on any task that is thrown his way but also his flexibility to quickly evolve and solve issues that arise is second to no one I've ever come across in his field. He is a brilliant brand manager, graphic designer, artist, and web designer. I could not recommend him more for any and all branding and design needs.

Jeremy Mishork

Director of Marketing Communications at McNICHOLS CO.

Grant is a strong designer and an equally strong digital marketer. I brought Grant on board to elevate our creative, brand strategy, and digital marketing, which he helped accomplish while we worked together. He is incredibly technical and detailed-oriented, and on top of that, he listens intently, communicates effectively, and never stops learning new skills and strategies.

Bryce Walter

Co-Owner at Brethren (Formerly Digital Creative Lead at McNICHOLS CO.)

Grant is a strategic thinker, empathetic marketer, and an adept provider of digital experiences.

He has a multi-faceted experience level, making him surgical across multiple disciplines. Whether you need him to design a web experience, create social advertisements, craft an e-mail, write a line of copy, or produce video/photo content, you can trust that Grant will provide a solution that meets company objectives, while having the end user's best interests at heart.

Grant doesn't let his experience level box him in. Despite utilizing effective methods that he has learned over his career, he still pours time and energy into staying up to date on modern practices of his trade. In other words, Grant doesn't coast on his high-level of experience. He learns new things, every day!

He is a true empath and you will be able to count on him to conduct himself with Integrity when doing business or simply doing life.

If you hire Grant here are a few things that you can expect to hear him say every day:

  • Keep It Simple, Stupid!
  • What data are we basing our decisions from?
  • How does this resonate with our customer?
  • I want to support your leadership.
  • What do you think about this?
  • Insert random, effective analogy here.

He is a culture keeper! While I worked with him, he did his best to embody company culture, consistently basing his decision making off of our company's values and service pillars.

I would work with him again in a heartbeat and so should you!

Brian Clothier

Art Director at The Laocoon Group

I attended the Art Institute with Grant and sometime in 2004 or 2005, I began to take notice of Grant's work and work ethic. In a school of higher learning full of senior superlative winners for "most artistic", Grant was the big fish in the small pond.

I have worked with Grant on group projects and we've assisted one another on personal projects. Grant can make the "blah" "bling" and he can create "extraordinary" from the "ordinary."

A consummate pro, even before his professional career began, Grant is a team player, a leader, a mentor, a learner, and an artist. His skills are innumerable and his intellect and manners are only a few of the reasons Grant would make an invaluable member of any employer or any project.

If you need fresh eyes or paramount skill, you need Grant. If I were building a team of super heroes to defend Earth from evildoers, I would start with Batman. If were building a team of artists to defend awesome from mediocrity, I would start with Grant Garrison.

Work Samples

Variety is the spice of life