Welcome to Nordyke Creative, the personal portfolio site of Gabriel Nordyke. Gabe is a skilled senior creative professional, specializing in design across the digital landscape.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment” – Buddha
The roots of his career started around high school graduation in 1992, possibly even earlier. A kid infatuated with art in high school eventually has a renaissance, and a career revelation. The evolution of his skills started in 1992 working at a camera store, where he learned to use camera equipment, print, and work with studio lights. At the time, it was a fun part-time college job, but subconsciously, he’s always known that photography is a fundamental tool to designers just like an impact driver is to a carpenter.
Flash forward, and Gabe was attending UC Santa Barbara majoring in Art and Digital Media, and interned at Islands Publishing working on web graphics in 1996, when the web was in its infancy. Always seeking new skills and knowledge, he joined ABC-CLIO publishing in 1998 where he worked on award-winning educational multimedia projects and databases, first as production artist, then designer and design lead.
Since then his work’s been published worldwide, from television networks like FOX and ESPN, to national and international publications. He’s worked in virtually every media, and been able to consistently create concepts and campaigns that motivate and convert. He’s worked with small startup companies, to international enterprise companies. Evolving brand and taking strategic campaigns to the next level is his passion.