I am a nationally recognized and syndicated versatile designer and illustrator with a newspaper and magazine background. I'm a communication specialist and conceptual thinker who can problem solve with expertise and produce visually appealing narratives. Highly skilled in brainstorming and conceptualizing ideas with experience in all styles of illustration and graphic design: page layout, print and web ads, promotional graphics, photo editing and retouching, web design, direct mail, branding, social media promotion, logos, copy editing and illustration in realistic, technical and humorous styles. I have knowledge in all phases of print and web production and am acute to the arsenal of design and layout tools at my disposal.
In addition, I am a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist for Creators Syndicate. My work has appeared in Time, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times and on the cover of Newsweek.

NEWSPAPER LAYOUT DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION
WEB DESIGN
COPYEDITING
PHOTO RETOUCHING
TYPOGRAPHY
BROCHURES
SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION
EDITORIAL CARTOONS/SPORTS CARTOONS
LOGOS

Awards

Award of Excellence-Page Layout, Society of Newspaper Design

Award of Excellence-Illustration, Society of Newspaper Design

Award of Excellence-Page Layout, Society of Newspaper Design

Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award, United Nations Correspondents Association

National Headliner Award-2nd Place, Press Club of Atlantic City

Award of Excellence-PORTFOLIO, Society of Newspaper Design

Exhibitions

“Illustration and Graphic Art of Gary Markstein”

Ayzha Fine Art gallery Milwaukee, WI

Clients

US Air Force Academy, Astronomy Magazine, Newsweek, SC Johnson, Larry King, Sports Illustrated, Discover Magazine, Gold Peak Tea, Anthem Health Care

Specialties

Copy writingPhoto retouchingIllustrationLayoutVideoAnimation

Skills

InDesignPhotoshopIllustratorAfter EffectsPowerPointMicrosoft OfficeWordPress