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Gary Oakley

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Gary Oakley

Gary Oakley

Creative Director

Gary brings both strategic insight and creative instinct to the table, uniting the left and right brain in an unusual, extraordinarily impactful package as Creative Director for retail and packaging design at Shikatani Lacroix Design.

Respected for his wealth of experience with brands such as Loblaws, Safeway, Home Depot, Mattel, Nestle, Kraft, General Foods, Molson, Rogers and Bell, Gary is also known for nurturing collaborative relationships with clients and designers, and bringing a welcome sense of humour to challenging projects. He approaches design with agility and a keen understanding of industry movements, gently pushing the limits towards unexpected ideas, with the flexibility to quickly change direction.

Gary aims beyond solving the current business challenge at hand: it is his perspective that all solutions can and should tie in to laying a greater foundation for the future of the brand. He has been recognized with numerous local and international awards for his work, and is a sought-after speaker, writer, and judge for competitions within the design community.