principal and senior designer
Drew Hawkins brings an extensive knowledge of visual communications and their applications, for creating dynamic and effective design solutions. Known for "forward thinking" and iimplemeting strategic design, he is a specialist in public relations and marketing creative applications. Drew's experience includes collateral design, image branding, logo development, product positioning, web development and commerce, integrated marketing, print and exhibition design.
Before starting In-House Creative in 2004, Drew served as Art Director and Creative Manager for the prestigious Alexandria, Virginia-based public relations firm, The Hawthorn Group. During his five-year tenure he served many Fortune 500 companies, developing and implementing visual communication solutions on many diverse projects covering a wide variety of business sectors.
Drew has also served as a Senior Graphic designer for the Ventures Group, working on creative marketing strategies for commercial developers and residential builders. Hawkins began his career as a production artist and designer for Marketing General, Inc., the largest association marketing firm in the U.S.
Born in Arlington, VA, Drew was raised in upstate New York and attended Sage, Junior College of Albany and graduated from Marymount University with a B.A. in graphic design.
He currently resides in Stafford, Virginia with his wife Michele and two children.
art director and senior web designer
George Awad has over ten years of experience in print and web for clients, both corporate and nonprofit.
Starting out with The Hawthorn Group, an Alexandria PR/PA firm, George designed various print collateral including brochures, logos, press kits, invitations, catalogs and newsletters to name merely a few. Later, he expanded into web design, including the company's first website, as well as HTML newsletters and Flash presentations.
From there, Awad ventured off on his own and freelanced for nonprofit/association, corporate and entertainment clients across a variety of sectors.
George enjoys travel and has found himself a regular at airports both national and international.