Art Director / Programmer

Gary Crossey - Email:

Crossey has taught classes for Lark Crafts, UNC Asheville, A-B Tech and Charlotte Street Computers. He is founder and head of the Asheville Adobe User Group and leads seminars on SEO guidelines and social networking for businesses.

With a constant focus on workflow ideas and techniques, Crossey’s ideas have been included in six of Thompson Delmar’s multimedia/web design books. His technical blog can currently be found at and features volumes of time saving tips. His company IRISHGUY Web Design Studiois an award winning contemporary web and multimedia design firm and can be visited at

Crossey’s awards and accomplishments include “The Public Choice Award” from WIRED magazine for Best Business Web site (2007); Instructor of the Year at A-B Tech (2009); Twice selected as a judge for the Competitive Event Series of Project Based Learning National Awards Program; and Summa Cum Laude honors with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from the American Intercontinental University, Atlanta GA where he was recognized with the President’s Award for Excellence.

His work in animation and design has been showcased at the Royal Palace in Lakenhal, Belgium, The Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and The Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville.

Crossey is Co-Founder of LessImpact ( which focuses on creating a smaller environmental footprint through farming, crop growing and animal husbandry. This particular interest has allowed him to draw hundreds of students whose primary interest is in the environment, yet who need technology to accomplish their goals. Says Crossey, “it’s a meeting of high tech with the back-to-the-basics of farm life”.

Gary Crossey CEO of IrishGuy Design Studio inc.