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David Gee

David Gee - Designer

Toronto, ON, Canada

Commercial, with a twist of lemon.


Freelance graphic designer specializing in book cover and interior design, with ten years of experience, awards, and accolades.

Classics Crime & Mystery Horror Literature Poetry Thriller
Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Philosophy Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Creative Director

Toronto International Film Festival

March, 2012 – January, 2016 (almost 4 years)

Oversaw the Creative & Editorial department at The Toronto International Film Festival. Was responsible for re-designing all printed collateral and visual brand standards, including all publications, advertising and promotional materials, and redesigning the in-house magazine, 180ยบ.



January, 2006 – Present (almost 11 years)

KNOB&TUBE is my design studio, primarily servicing the publishing industry since 2006. Clients include Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Polity Books, Pluto Books, WW Norton, Putnam, KOC University Press, Tarcher Perigree, VERSO Books, ECW Press, and more. Design work has been featured in WIRED magazine, Applied Arts magazine, GQ Italia, Quill & Quire magazine, and, er... Playboy.

My book design work has been featured in the following books: Book Cover Design (2016), Design Funny (2015), and Graphic Design Solutions, 5th Ed., (2015).

Other clients include re-branding projects for Groundwood Books, ECW Press, and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization. Non-publishing clients include Sparks Productions, Hooligan Filmworks, among others.

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