Over the years, I've had the pleasure of working with numerous clients. I feel fortunate to have produced work for some very wonderful people. Here is a short list of a few establishments I've worked with. Please note: you may need to enable pop-ups for this domain to browse. This page is a work in progress. If you don't see your work featured here yet, please be patient. I will be adding more featured items soon. For a more complete look at my portfolio, please click here to browse my Behance account.
Based out of Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in America. Since 2012, I have continued to produce graphics in support of the company's ongoing sponsorship of Richard Petty Motorsports' #43 entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and driver Aric Almirola. Having both a personal and professional connection with my lifelong favorite racing team has been a dream come true. I feel extremely fortunate to have been blessed with an opportunity to work with Smithfield on various projects; including the primary paint scheme televised nationally each race weekend. I'm proud to make the Smithfield family of products a welcome addition to my household and look forward to making future contributions to their marketing efforts.
“Kevin came into our world as Smithfield emerged into the NASCAR Sprint Cup series with Richard Petty Motorsports. Without question, one of the most talented and visionary designers I’ve met. If you have not seen Kevin’s work, one need only tune-in on any given weekend, and his splendid artistry will be in full-view…in full-scale…on the #43. Kevin is an important part of our team.” – Robert C. Weber, Senior Director Business Development Smithfield Foods
|Logo Design||Motorsports Design||Product Design|
Jennifer Jo Cobb is what many would say to be multi-talented. She's both a NASCAR driver and a NASCAR team owner. Her Mooresville, NC race shop fields entries in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series. After previously working with David Pack at Faith Motorsports and with fellow NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd, he sought me out to help put a close to a partnership between Jennifer Jo Cobb's racing organization and Wreaths Across America."Just have to say, Awesome work! Kevin Gates is the best graphic designer I've come across over the years. He's helped our company tremendously for presentations and marketing decks for the last five years. Fans 4 Truckers LLC (aka Trucker Fan Racing) probably wouldn't exist if it were not for Kevin Gates Design as a graphic designer and consultant. He's a pro and I highly recommend him!" – David Pack, Vice President Marketing & PR Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing / Wreaths Across America.org
|Motorsports / Logo Design|
The Automotive Lift
Institute (or ALI) is based out of Cortland, New
York with a mission to promote automotive lift safety. ALI's goal is to provide
a quality third party certification process to vehicle lifts nationwide.
In 2012, ALI announced that it would build off of its existing partnership with
Petty's Garage by becoming a sponsor on the Richard Petty Motorsports' #43
during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Pocono Raceway. To aid in efforts to
promote ALI's NASCAR involvement, I volunteered to create graphics for its
social media outreach.
"We started working with Kevin Gates when we needed digital media expertise to support the Association’s NASCAR related social media activities. Kevin Gates has a keen sense of intuition and a strong ability, to flawlessly deliver both the concept and the final product, in a timely and professional manner" – R.W. O’Gorman, President Automotive Lift Institute (ALI)
|Social Media Design|
Shockwave Entertainment is a small scale DJ business serving central and eastern Connecticut. When owner Tim Frederick needed help transforming his business into a recognizable brand, he sought my insight. Working with his suggestions, I created a logo, banner design, personal business card, and website for his growing business.
"When I started my mobile DJ business in 2009 I knew that I wanted to have a website that would stand out from the rest. Having seen the work of Kevin Gates, I knew that I wanted him to design my logo and website. He took my basic ideas and guidelines and put his artistic skill to work. The end result was a very unique professional logo as well as a website that I certainly could not have built myself. His level of professionalism is second to none and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for design work." - Tim Frederick, owner Shockwave Entertainment
|Logo Design||Website Design|
Grandpa Berry's Gourmet
Brittle is a small and personal business owned by Sara Gangdal of the greater
Charlotte area, North Carolina. Following a family recipe passed down from her
late grandfather, Sara offers her customers a delicious assortment of premium
quality peanut brittle and popcorn. After starting her business, Sara approached
me for a logo design that paid homage to her beloved grandfather.
"I am proud to say that I have had the opportunity to work with Kevin and have him design my logo for my new business. His work is absolutely stunning, and his attention to detail is remarkable. He was able to take my idea and turn it into an amazing work of art! I have worked with graphic artists in the past, but none of them compare to Kevin Gates! He comes with my highest recommendations and I can't wait to work with him again on my future projects!" - Sara Gangdal, owner "Grandpa Berry's Gourmet Brittle"