giantboy is a graphic design studio specializing in creative and strategic solutions for exhibits, corporate identities, print and interactive media. We connect clients to their audiences through design solutions that are impactful, persuasive, and communicate with high speed efficiency.
Eric Montgomery exhibits a duality of spirit best described in one word: giantboy – The wisdom of age. The ingenuity of youth. A business sense and a sense of humor. A thorough understanding of typography and design. A willingness to try something new. Eric has been creating visually stunning and compelling designs since 1987. Eric seamlessly transitions from print to digital media, providing a perspective that is invaluable to his clients. He focuses on utilizing new technologies to create an imaginative vision that ingeniously carries the message clients wish to deliver to their customers.
Eric learned the basics while studying graphic design at Arizona State University. After graduating, he worked his way up the ranks in some of Valley’s most recognizable design studios and on some of the country’s most recognizable brands, including Audi of America, Del Webb, and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Eric took a 7-year break from the studio life to take the position as senior graphic designer for the Heard Museum.
In 1995, he set out on his own and since then, Eric has helped bring success to a variety of clients – from artists and architects to pharmaceutical companies and real estate developers. While collateral materials, annual reports, and exhibit design are all within his skill set, Eric’s greatest strengths are interactive media and identity work. For over 25 years his most considerable asset has been the unique ability to bring both creativity and logic to every project.
Most recently, Eric was creative manager at the Musical Instrument Museum, designing 200,000 square feet of exhibits. While at the MIM, he also developed and implemented the museum’s website, created corporate identity materials, and designed various museum publications and advertisements. Eric has kept one foot in the world of academia, teaching typography, interactive design, and a multidisciplinary graduate course at ASU.