Transparecy with D-21’s Founder… Nathan Gregg
Became a Certified Commercial Artist in 2003 at the age of 18. Quickly went to further his education and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2006.
Awards & Recognition
Striving to be the best in my career is what I pursue everyday. Receiving corporate wide recognition for an ad was a pure highlight most recently.
Ever since I was able to pick up a crayon I was always doodling and drawing something new everday. Honestly, those crayons started this journey.
Welcome to the 21st century they would say. So to keep up with the joneses, I self taught myself everything I know about the inner workings of web development. Truly enjoys developing websites for various clients.
Learned to play the drums at a very young age, so if you see me tapping without audible music playing, you know why. Currently owns a 15 year old mohogany Ludwig drum kit.
Loving Husband and Father of one, a son. I take great pride in providing for my family and strive to best for them. Work-life balance is important, my family will always come first.
“There are three responses
to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW!
Wow is the one to aim for.”
– M i l t o n G l a s e r
Seeing is Believing…
Traveling back from vacation with my wife in Baltimore, MD. We were in some heavy traffic, we were ‘hangry’ and needed a break. The next exit we merge for ended up being a shopaholics’ mega mall called Arundel Mills.
Despite the enormity of this mall we stepped inside. I like exploring all the cheap stores like Five Below. During our visit, lo and behold sat a series of product and packaging I designed for Marvel Comics. Talk about geeking-out.
It’s always rewarding seeing your very own hard work sitting there on the shelf staring back you, ready to be purchased. It’s gratifying and enthralling. So what do you do? Kindly ask your wife to take a photo of you with said products.
I have most recently falling in love with Product Design mostly because of the large quantities that the product will produce depending on which market it is going into.
TMD Holdings, LLC
The two Marvel Comics products in the photo above was produced while I was employed at TMD Holdings. During my time at TMD, I managed two licenses, Marvel Comics and Dodge.
Also created some neat products for Budwesier, Bud Light, Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, Five Below, Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Spencers Gifts. Also created brand line of products called Made of Money and the program hit the stores in Spencers Gifts in 2014.
Days of Design Experience
+ Logos Designed
Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Design-Twenty1’s Creative Process
Collaboration with the client to ensure clarity of goals and instructions. Recommendations provided on creative strategy and campaign deliverables.
Looking into several things: The Client’s business, their competition and the audience we are trying to reach.
Brainstorming multiple possible executions based on Discovery and Research to solve design challenge.
Narrowing down ideas, making decisions on best Concepts, and executing them as rough drafts.
Back and forth process with client on editsm revisions and final approval of copy and imageray used.
Finalizing details in piece, making all images high-res, confirming correct colot space, prepping for delivery to vendor.
Managing all aspects of on-tme delivery of final work for output. Dealing with Vendor estimates, time-lines, prepping and uplaoding files.
Review of goals vs outcomes and overall client satisfaction of end result. Analysis and reccomendations provided for foloow-up actions on campaign.
The folks that I do business with are amazing, generous and very happy with their product they receive from Design-Twenty1. Each time we receive good vibes and a “Job Well Done” we like to brag about it.