GSC is Grant Schexnider, an award-winning designer and marketing communications professional with more than 25 years of design, branding, and marketing experience. He spent much of his career at the University of Chicago, joining the staff as Design Director in 1998 and rising to Brand Manager and University-wide Creative Director. For over 17 years, he helped lead, grow, and invigorate the communications teams within the Graduate School of Business and University Communications, and developed the visual language and standards of the university. In partnership with senior leadership, Grant led the development of the University of Chicago’s graphic identity and messaging, and produced the first brand guidelines in the university’s history. He also was integral to the launch of the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry & Impact, developing the logo and identity for the campaign and overseeing its implementation across media and platforms. In 2016, he established his own creative agency, GSC. Current and past clients include the Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Chicago (including International House, The Harris School of Public Policy, UChicagoGRAD, myCHOICE, Alumni Relations and Development, and University Communications), Peterson Rudgers Groups, Silva Content Solutions, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University New Orleans, Hyde Park Refugee Project, Citybase, Charge Savvy, and the Illinois Arts Council. He also partners with PRG ( Prior to 1998, he served as Creative Director for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and various creative agencies in Chicago. Schexnider received his BFA in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University in 1993 and his MFA from the University of Chicago in 2006. He also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2011). He has been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the University and College Designers Association (UCDA), and other professional organizations.
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