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Case Study: the Power of Social Media

To improve the effectiveness of social networking for artist Gilah Yelin Hirsch, we partnered with her assistant Anna West in consolidating her three Facebook pages into one, created two quick newsletters alerting all friends and associates of changes being made, then began posting on a regular basis. At the height of activity Gilah’s “Likes” increased 10,000% – from 1 to 101 in a week. The long list of comments received in response to new posts and a continuing stream of “Likes” proved the campaign was a winner.

“It all looks great, what a wizard you are… thank you so very much.” – Gilah

“Awesome!” – Anna



Click to view each of these newsletters online: June and July 2014.



Chris Garland Photography

This photographic series: Dream Cloud Images is a personal body of work that’s been inspired by moving to Palm Desert, California in 2007. Much preceded the move –
30 Years of Design – and I’ve always taken photos, but not with this level of energy resulting in 40K photos in 6 years. I offer them as editorial and fine art images available for purchase and/or reproduction.

The photos on this page are a sampling, many more are available. Ask me any questions, thx – CHRIS   (760) 238-8618 | email

Custom Photo Design  |  Custom Applications  |  Skyscapes Exhibition 2012  |  Purchase Skyscapes Exhibition Prints  |  Skyscapes Digital Plein Air Workshop

Chris Garland’s photographs have been described as “peaceful and serene,” “beautiful… heart opening… enlightening…”

“At times, it seems I’m able to photograph what I feel beyond what I see – I say this because I don’t witness many of my images when photographing, only the camera sees them. I then take what the camera recorded and edit my photos in a way that expresses what I felt or imagined at the time. I tend to choose images more poetic or dream-like than detailed reality.”


FAB Exhibits Dream Cloud Images

Sandra Lopez-Portillo, owner of Fabric for Interior Design, El Paseo, Palm Desert has invited Chris Garland to display his custom photo prints previously on exhibition at Skyscapes held at the Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery in Santa Monica.

One new work is being displayed as well: Bird of Paradise, 2012 – inkjet poster print – 36″ x 27″.

Featured artworks are limited editions of 10.

“Since 2007, I have been developing a unique portfolio: Dream Cloud Images – a collection of photography created mainly in Palm Desert, California and the surrounding Coachella Valley. The work is a tribute to the natural beauty of this unique environment and creative spirit that’s part of desert living.” – CHRIS

The Dream Cloud Images series has been described as “peaceful and serene,” “beautiful… heart opening… enlightening,” “surreal and relaxing at the same time.” Learn more about DCI here.

Visit Fabric for Interior Design at 73-260 El Paseo, Suite 3-D, Palm Desert, CA 92260     (760) 341-1987



Memphis-Milano Gallery Exhibition

APRIL 13 – JULY 13, 2014
Memphis-Milano: 1980s Italian Design

A retrospective look at the flamboyant colorful furniture and household objects produced by the Memphis collective between 1981 and 1988. Based in Milan, these iconoclastic architects and designers helped define the look of a generation. Memphis-Milano includes over 150 iconic works that date from its founding in 1981 through 1988, when the group disbanded. By then, Memphis was already part of design history.

Currently showing at Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis, TN, is what I think must be one of the largest personal collections of Memphis-Milano designed furniture and accessories in the world. Owned by Dennis Zanone of Memphis, TN, the collection normally fills his house and now fills a prominent gallery.

Xeno was based in Chicago in the early 1980s when the Memphis collection was introduced in Milan – and City/Chicago was its first retailer in the U.S. We were hired to design two posters promoting the line in 1983 and ’84. Dennis has examples of both in his collection and are on display in the exhibition at Dixon Gallery.

When the posters were new they won many design awards and are considered important examples of graphic design from the ’80s time period. – CHRIS

Memphis-Milano-at-Dixon-GalleryGallery photos ©Zanone Studio




Poster Design

1983 | Art Direction and Design: Chris Garland | Illustration: David Lee Csicsko

1984 | Art Direction and Design: Chris Garland | Illustration: Michael Glascott