Gary Day-Ellison studied at the University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts: Graphic Design, Post-Graduate Specialist Printmaking Group. His roles have included: Creative Director of Pan & Picador Books, Director of Creative Services at Decca Records and London Director at the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
His design and art direction is often Arts centred and appears on the work of writers, musicians and publishers as diverse as Salman Rushdie, Douglas Adams, Graham Swift, Sonny Mehta, Howard Shore, John le Carré, Ian McEwan, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Michael Ondaatje, Samuel Beckett, Italo Calvino, Sandi Toksvig and many more. In 2010 Literature, Cinema & Music dovetailed in the book The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films. He also writes about some of his professional experiences.
He has led Education projects for the School of Visual Arts (NYC), lectured at Parson's (NYC), Dublin and many of the Arts schools in the UK. This has included an External Assessor role at Chelsea, Bournemouth & Lancashire and he is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth.
Don Boyd selected Gary Day-Ellison for the role of Design & Branding Consultant for HiBROW. Gary created the logo and developed its implementation. The design of the complex Hibrow website has been a major challenge. It aims to be clear to use and provide a rich environment in which the best of the Arts can flourish.