Our founder, Southern California native, Dave Gillespie has been involved in the Graphic Arts & Printing Industries since the mid 1970’s. His passion for design came at an early age when he began designing logos for local surf shops, and continued throughout his career into the Hi-Tech sector.

A visionary, Dave saw the impact the personal computer was having on the industry and took the necessary steps to ensure he stayed current on the emerging trends. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he continued his education in Graphic Arts and Computer Science at Golden West College and Cal State Fullerton.

Dave managed several commercial print shops and subsequently opened his own facility in Huntington Beach in the early 1980’s. Dave’s career continued to blossom as he took on the role of Director of Technical Operations for a national printing franchisor. His responsibilities included transitioning the nationwide network from analog to digital workflows.

In 2000, Dave was recruited by Adobe Systems to lead it’s efforts in the Retail and Print vertical markets. After winning a number of prestigious awards Dave quickly advanced to managing the interaction with the top Media and Entertainment companies in the Los Angeles basin. These professional associations provided Dave the opportunity to collaborate with the top designers in the world.

Dave brings Sharq Skinz an unparalleled foundation and breadth of technical knowledge that is second to none. His diverse understanding of Graphic Design, Creative Technology and Digital Printing are at the core of our offerings. Using the latest software, finest materials and most advanced technology provides our customers with a product our competitors cannot come close to matching.

Once you have worked with Sharq Skinz you’ll realize there is no substitute for our technical aptitude, innovative ideas and our customer-first professionalism.