David Gehlen



  • Digital and print design experience with a passion for visual identity and brand storytelling for creative campaigns

  • One year of direct-to-consumer ecommerce merchandising and digital marketing experience

  • Four years of professional experience with sportswear industry products and consumer trends in ecommerce, retail, and agency settings

  • Previous roles involved adhering to brand guidelines and conducting quality assurance checks for visual and written consistency 

  • Cross-functional collaboration with design, marketing, production, and merchandising teams



  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, XD, and After Effects)

  • Versatile design capabilities (including typography, illustration, photo touch-up, web design, packaging, brand identity & guidelines)

  • Experience with Emma (email marketing platform), Jira (project management software), and Episerver (ecommerce site management)

  • Ecommerce merchandising (including product data research, enrichment, and quality assurance according to brand style guides)

  • Excellent communication, organization, initiative, and time management


Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication

Minor in Apparel Design & Merchandising

Seattle Pacific University - Class of 2020

David's Brands

Owner & Curator

Thirdhand Sportswear

April 2021 - Present

Co-Founder & Designer


April 2016 - Present

Work Experience 

Digital Merchandising & Marketing Specialist

Coastal Farm & Ranch

July 2020 - Jan 2021, May 2021 - Present

Graphic Design Intern

Starch Creative

June - Sep 2019

Production Assistant Intern

Brandlive, Inc.

June - Aug 2015



Sales Associate

Adidas Employee Store

Aug 2017 - Dec 2018 (Seasonal)

Sales Associate

Dick's Sporting Goods

July - September 2016 (Seasonal)


Events Team Coordinator

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) - SPU Chapter Board

Oct 2019 - June 2020

Front Desk Manager & Office Assistant

Seattle Pacific University Residence Life

Sep 2018 - June 2020