About Gary

Gary Silverstein

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My career began with an early education in architecture, after which I received a degree in Advertising Design from San Jose State University. Shortly after graduating, I established my own advertising/design firm in 1970. Over the next 31 years, Silverstein Associates received numerous local and national awards for creative excellence. In 2000 I left Silicon Valley and began a path of painting while continuing to provide limited advertising, corporate identity, and architectural consultation.

Silverstein Associates

1970-2001

 Awards of Agency

The Western Art Directors Club 1971
6th Annual Exhibition of Communicating Arts
Award of Merit
Client: Image Technology, Inc.
 
The Western Art Directors Club 1972
Seventh Annual Exhibition of Communicating Arts
Award of Merit
Client: Phantasmagraphic Products
 
American Advertising Federation
Western Region, Creative Competition 1972
Award of Merit
Client: Recording for the Blind, Inc.
 
Exhibition 1972 
San Francisco Society of Communicating Arts
Annual Exhibit
San Francisco Metal
Client: Phantasmagraphic
 
Exhibition 1972 
San Francisco Society of Communicating Arts
Annual Exhibit
Certificate of Excellence
Client: Western Art Directors Club, Repro Color
 
Exhibition 1972 
San Francisco Society of Communicating Arts
Annual Exhibit
Certificate of Excellence
Client: Phantasmagraphic
  
The Western Art Directors Club 1973
Ninth Annual Exhibition of Communicating Arts
Award of Merit
Client: Image Technology, Inc.
 
The Western Art Directors Club 1974
Tenth Annual Exhibition of Communicating Arts
Award of Merit
Client: Repro Color
 
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
The Silver Show 1975
San Francisco Society of Communicating Arts
Award of Excellence
Client: Office of Economic Development, City of San Jose
 
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
The Silver Show 1975
San Francisco Society of Communicating Arts
Award of Excellence
Client: Phantasmagraphic
 
West Coast Show 1977
The Western Art Directors Club 
Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of Communicating Arts
Award of Merit
Client: Phantasmagraphic
 
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
The Silver Show 1975
San Francisco Society of Communicating Arts
Award of Excellence
Client: Phantasmagraphic
 
4th Annual Gertrude B. Murphy Award 1988
San Jose Advertising Club
Award of Merit
Client: Advanced Logic Systems
 
San Jose Advertising Club
1985 Murphy Awards
Silver Award
Client: United States Instrument Rentals

Silverstein Studio 2001-2015

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Transformed our Cape Cod home into a Mini Villa, “Romanza”.

 

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Inside of Romanza was featured in a photoshoot by Santa Barbara Life & Style magazine—”Art made me do it.”

 

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Combining ultra modern with classic touches,
created a new kitchen and storage space
for Clients in San Jose, CA.
The new configuration achieved much more storage
and functionality.
This project was featured in Distinctive Kitchens magazine.