“What you see depends on what you are looking for.”
— Author Unknown
Brian Daniel Gallof is a Creative Generalist and Senior Graphic Designer with experience in the B2B and B2C fields. He is a digital media trailblazer who spent over 20 years at Thomas Publishing, an over 100 year old Business-to-Business giant. He moved their Print, Catalog, and Magazine Divisions to digital production.
In 2010, Brian managed the on-boarding of Magazines and Magazine Publishers onto the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color device using his PDF and Production Workflow expertise. The Magazine reading feature of the NOOK Color was one of the highest lauded items to that device in reviews.
Brian is currently the senior Creative & Graphics Designer for one of the nation's 3rd largest independent vitamin & nutrition company, Bronson Vitamins and their subdivisions.
His role and designs maintain best practices, efficiency, and innovation while maintaining brand guidelines. He maintains a creative and learning environment for their Graphics Department and staff.
He works in all facets: from product and label design, digital design: ads, banners, websites, social, digital media, landing pages; plus printed collateral like brochures, catalogs, and postcards.
Brian's hobby is being a lauded writer for over 11 years providing valuable & insightful content to various top websites as a credentialed member of the NHL: including CBS New York, The Huffington Post, The FourthPeriod Magazine, The Faster Times, Hockeybuzz, and more.
Heavy Social Media and Audience Development experience. Twitter Verified with over 11k followers.
His work as a verified Journalist can be found here: http://muckrack.com/BDGallof
CJR, Poynter & SPJ Member
Brian is very proud in being one of the first sports bloggers to be given team & locker-room access for a professional sports team in the United States.
My work ranges from corporate design, product design, business-to-business focus, and business-to-consumer focus. I have a knowledge of technology, and in how it can aid the Art Production process.
As a team player with a wide-ranging expertise and professional experience, I am considered a key collaborator and lead on projects that are even outside the typical "design" realm.
I have done everything from design a logo on a NASCAR racecar to moved a large company's blogs to a Wordpress atmosphere, and project lead all key items in development and vendors.
Not only do I design and art direct, but I am also well-versed in Social Media, blogging, Wordpress implementation & management, Content Management systems, vendor relations, web community building & management, print publishing, PDF workflow, Adobe Creative Suite, digital media, and much more.
In my off-hours, I illustrate and sketch on the Ipad and have won some awards for my photography.
Get in touch with me using my contact form.
"Brian is an extremely tech-savvy individual and takes on projects with authority. I was extremely impressed with his work involving website migration - where coordination, knowledge, quality control and tenacity are all paramount. His personal knowledge of Wordpress and blogging best practices are important for any organization seeking to solidify or develop this particular aspect of their business."
– Jon Raney, CRM Reporting & Data at Thomas Publishing Company
"Brian is a publications whiz. He is full of good ideas, and knows how to implement them to best position them for print or digital exposure. Brian communicates well and facilitates productive stakeholder discussions among diverse sets of people to allow for positive growth on any given project. I would be happy to work with Brian any time."
– Merav Hoffman, Head of Product, Liquid Sky Gaming
"Brian was my colleague at ThomasNet News, where he was an integral part of developing and launching my news blog “Career Journal.” His creative ideas, attention to detail, and willingness to help out fellow staff (even during busy production days) helped drive the success of multiple news sites. I highly recommend Brian to employers."
– Beth Goodman, Communications Journalist at American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
"For 18 months I was Brian's primary editor at (CBS New York/WFAN) where he distinguished himself as our New York Islanders beat reporter by always telling our audience the truth, no matter how painful it was for fans to hear. Brian gets the stories right because of his diligence in reporting and his extremely responsible sourcing. Plus, he's often thinking outside the box when it comes to presenting his information and that, in turn, separates him from most everyone else in the field. This is a tireless worker who cares little for praise, but a lot about representing his news organization with class and professionalism."
– Jeff Capellini, Editor, CBSNewYork/WFAN
"Brian is a self-starter, entrepreneurial type who can take an idea or concept and make it a well thought out success. I've known Brian for many years and it has been a pleasure watching him establish such a respected presence in digital media. He'd be a huge asset as both a contributor or a leader for any number of media companies looking to establish themselves or take their existing digital footprint to the next level."
– Anthony De Rosa, Digital Production Mgr, The Daily Show