About GDA

GIBSON DESIGN ASSOCIATES of Charlottesville, Virginia, is a design firm with a local and national clientele, having completed projects for the Battelle Memorial Institute, Pearson Education, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Mind and Life Institute, Signature Science, Congressional Quarterly Books, The Litchfield Historical Society, The George C. Marshall Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the National Air and Space Museum, the University of Virginia, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

Christopher Gibson
BS, Tufts University

Christopher joined GDA in 2007 as a web designer and developer but has made user interface design his primary focus since 2012. He has a passion for user-oriented design that places an emphasis on efficiency, ease of use, and user-friendly experiences that informs all of the design work he does. His background in the sciences has proved invaluable for many projects that seek to convey complex scientific concepts through easy-to-understand language and design.

Our Founder

Jim Gibson
BA, University of Virginia

Jim founded GDA in 1989 after working at Thomasson-Grant Publishing Company, where he served as designer and production manager in charge of a multi-million dollar budget. In addition to his strengths as a project manager, information architect, and designer, Jim brought a passion for the ever-changing technological advancements in the graphic arts to his work. Jim retired from active work at GDA in 2018.

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Gibson Design Associates, Inc.
333 Second Street SE #207
Charlottesville, VA 22902