Gail Perry Johnston (aka Gail Perry Treks) is a multifaceted creative professional with years of experience as a graphic designer, art director, writer, publisher, content creator, and speaker. 
While completing her B.F.A. with honors, she won a national competition by Saatchi & Saatchi that placed her in a high-level art director position right out of college. After seven nonstop years working in Manhattan agencies and San Francisco design studios, Gail formed her own graphic design business in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the past 25 years, her design and branding expertise has helped launch hundreds of new products. She continues to serve a diverse set of clients that range from bioscience and healthcare giants to premium producers of wine, avocado oil and hot sauce. 
As a writer, she has been published by Random House, HarperCollins, her own Cupola Press, and numerous magazines. Her writing is relatable and insightful, covering topics as varied as making the most of working from home, finding the right fit as a volunteer, and applying creativity to everything you do. An avid hiker all her life, Gail pitched the concept of a page-a-day “Walks of the World” calendar series to Workman Publishing. She’s thrilled to have completed the first in the series (now available on Amazon and and to have even more reason to travel and trek around the world. 
Gail is an animated speaker, generously sharing her hard-earned insights on topics that align with her published works and creative life. For more information, use the form below or visit
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“Thanks so much Gail for your incredible work. Very impressive. I’m certain your work will help us be successful with SF Concierge Medicine.”
— Judith Tolson, MA, Service Line Director, Sutter Bay Medical Foundation
“To see this team nail it today was inspiring and put wind back in my sails. You three are true pros!!!”
— Doug Winger, MBA, Innovation & Strategy Manager, Sutter Bay Medical Foundation 
“Gail, you did it. You designed precisely what we were looking for. Thank you.”
— Antonio Kruger, Administrator for Program in Medicine and Human Values, Sutter Heatlh 
“These designs look great...again. We are so impressed with the work you do for us!”
— Stephany Kirby, Marketing Professional, The Wine Group
“I’ve really come to depend on you for good ideas and design, amazing attention to details and the ability to multitask.”
— Lena Chow, Founder, City of Paris, Inc.
“You always exceed our expectations.”
— Christina Elliott, Marketing Communications Manager, GE Commercial Solutions
“It is such a relief to work with someone as detailed as you.”
— Marcelo Vigo, Project Specialist, San Francisco Health Plan
“Gail, you streamlined a complicated design process. Neither of us can believe it was just that easy (for us). We can’t sing your praises enough.”
—Kate and Nick David, Owners of DnB Painting
“I thank my lucky stars every day that we were introduced to you. The artistic talent, level of professionalism, and patience that you have given us during our start-up is so appreciated. We get compliments daily on our label designs and branding. We had no idea how badly we needed you, but now we do. Thank you!”
—Meredith Coghlan, Proprietor, Building 43 Winery
“We are amazed at how quickly you caught the essence of our brand. The POS you designed for us is perfect."
— Matt Daley, Brand Manager, The Wine Group
“Seriously great work, Gail."
— Shaun Ralston, Regional Manager, Sutter Health
“These designs are amazing. We love working with you!"
— Morgan Horwood, Project Coordinator, Sutter Health
“You captured my vision exactly. I constantly get compliments on my new label."
— Jason Boyd, Owner of Old Oak Ranch Vineyards
“Gail is a wonderful designer who understands business as well as the arts."
— Michael van Duren, M.D., M.B.A., Variation Consulting Group