Plugged in: September 21, 2015
Andy Gattis is a creative designer striving to bring simplicity and beauty to the realm of web and interactive. He loves putting his classical arts and graphic design training to good use where it is sorely needed; in digital spaces.
Meat Loaf songs on Karaoke
Horror films and white Tic-Tacs
A Jacksonville native, Andy got into web design after spending the majority of his childhood being trained in fine arts. He attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and his passion eventually evolved into a more modern approach to design by working on various event posters to fine-tune his skills.
Andy enjoys connecting the dots between aesthetics and user experience, in order to create visuals that represent the client’s wishes.
How do you explain your job to people who know very little about the Internet?
I tell them I doodle all day long. That’s what they’re going to believe anyway.
Who is your favorite Internet celebrity?
Do podcasts count? I really love John Hodgman. He’s a nice fella.
What unique quality do you possess that you believe makes you good at your job?
I like to think that my vocabulary is quite cromulent. It embiggens my ability to communicate.
What is your favorite thing about the Suite 400 space?
I love that there are dozens of workspaces, so things never feels stale. If you’re in a rut, just move yer butt!
Tell us one unique fact about your hometown, the place your family is originally from or a place you have lived in over the years.
I’m a Jacksonville native, and so are my folks. My Dad swears on a stack of Mint Magazines that he watched Lynyrd Skynyrd practice their music back in the day. You know, back when they were INVENTING SOUTHERN ROCK.