Ian Gattie received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Daemen College in 2006. Shortly after receiving his degree, he began doing freelance photography and video production in Buffalo, where he collaborated with musicians and artists from around the country.
Gattie’s creative expertise opened up other doors for him and he added branding and creative direction to his portfolio of services. He has done work for Greatbatch, Inc., the American Heart Association, St. Bonaventure University, Hilbert College, and many other organizations.
“Going to Daemen College and being part of that family and learning from the professors in the fine arts program was one of the best experiences of my life,” said Gattie. “The professors teach students to think creatively, which has been a key factor in my success.”
Gattie received a master’s degree in integrated marketing and communication in 2014 St. Bonaventure University. In 2018, he joined Avalon as director of marketing and oversees branding and marketing strategy for all of its national service lines. On some weekends he may be found with a camera in his hand photographing weddings and families with his wife, Jennifer, for her company Foreverleigh Photography.
“I would not be where I am today without Daemen,” said Gattie. “The fine arts program helped me see the world in a different way. Daemen was the springboard to my exciting career in marketing and creative services.”