Being raised on a farm taught me many things; how to appreciate the beauty of nature, and care for animals. When it comes to design, nature is the most beautiful example. Seeing imagery of landscapes in photography as well as paintings I began to fall in love with the smallest details of the way a tree limb reaches into the sky, the soft colors of a sunset and the contrast of an Appalachian Mountains on a clear, blue sky.
I graduated from Greeneville High School in 1980 and worked for my grandfather and uncle in the sheet metal business. Seventeen years as a sheet metal layout were some of the best times in my life. The ability to create something out of tin, aluminum or copper everyday fed my artistic hunger.
In March 1999 while working on the trim of a church I feel from a ladder and it changed my life forever, crushing my ankle and breaking my shoulder in three places it left me in a wheel chair for over six months. My wife and I lost everything we had and we started over.
In January 2000 I enrolled into the Graphic Arts class at Tennessee Technology Center in Morristown and through dedication and hard work was offered the position of Graphic Arts Instructor and I found the perfect job that one only dreams about.
I have worked on many community projects, HC*Excell, Morristown Chamber of Commerce, Hamblen County Imagination Mobile Library bus, Downtown Morristown Association and many others.
Copyright Gordan Graham