Gabriel Ratliff

With three decades as a musician and visual artist and over ten years of experience in creative services, marketing and media production, Gabriel has a developed a working knowledge in content and social media marketing, brand strategy as well as creative direction, visual design, and video production.  He is a strategic-focused, collaborative, and brand-oriented team player with a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor.  His primary goal in life is to share his passions in the creative arts while seeking opportunities for adventure and exploration, personal growth and development while making a positive impact on the world.
Since childhood, Gabe’s passions were in the creative arts in some form.  From an early age he started developing his skills as an artist, storyteller, and musician.  He began studying music, primarily drums/percussion, and later utilized those skills as quad captain in high school.  Then as a radio/club dj while attending University of Tennessee to study photo/media arts and psychology.
 Continuing to develop his skills as a multimedia artist and producer, Gabe moved to Colorado where he teamed up with Ryan Policky to co-found the national touring bands, Drop the Fear and A Shoreline Dream.  After producing their self-titled multimedia album, Drop the Fear won an award for Best Music DVD from Westword magazine in 2005.  It was during this time that Gabe met and began working with Tom Hoch, founder of Milehighhouse, previously a Denver-based record label now a full-service video and media production house along with several key collaborators of Vitalic Productions.
At the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Gabe was responsible for website and email design, digital billboards, and video production for touring Broadway shows and Denver’s most esteemed theatre company, including “10 Minutes to Curtain”, a behind-the-scenes look at the Tony Award-winning theatre company.  While at Penton Media, he was responsible for print, digital, and video content created for the benefit of New Hope Natural Media and other applicable Penton Media properties, like Delicious Living magazine.  Before launching Vitalic Productions, Gabe spent over three years as a digital imaging technician, and video editor for Craftsy, a Denver tech startup that delivers paid online edutainment content for the crafting community and supply kits to supplement classes.  While at Craftsy he filmed and edited over 150 long-form educational shows with top talent like Chef Jacques Torres, Elizabeth Falkner, and Ellie Krieger, and with top brands like NikonLowe’sSur la Table, and King Arthur Flour.