Eli Raftis Business Development Director/Apparel Division Manager
Eli has been the areas go to guy for custom decorated garments and apparel for over 20 years, because his creativity and attention to detail is unparalleled in the industry, Gallant Graphics was eager to recruit him as Business Development Director and Apparel Division Manager. Eli also handles much of the graphic design tasks for our retail print and garment customers, and keeps himself and the rest of the garment division staff well educated on new techniques and products.
After graduating from Arlington High School, Eli studied art at Lehman College. Then soon after received a Graphic Design certification from Ghen Art Studio and a Commercial Arts degree from Dutchess Community College. His education lead him to a position as Assistant Manager and Graphic Designer at a garment printer in Poughkeepsie, New York. After working there for several years, Eli decided to open his own printing and garment company called E.C. Printing & Apparel, Inc. His business was very successful and his reputation caught the attention of a famous custom motorcycle company in Orange County, New York. Eli closed his company after 10 years to become the VP of Creative Development and Executive Director of the in-house printing facility for that motorcycle company. While there he was responsible for handling all domestic and international merchandising and distribution, supervision of the company’s retail store, and lead Graphic Designer for all of the company’s apparel and merchandise needs.
Eli is forever perfecting his craft, he has a strong desire to create and enhance logos and corporate identities. His enjoyment of seeing his designs translated onto apparel using various methods of printing and embellishments are what drives him to out do himself each time he designs something. Outside of his creative field, spending time with his wife and two children is on the top of his list. He supports his daughters love of gymnastics, is an Assistant Coach for his son’s baseball team, and is an avid softball player. Eli has been a guitarist for a popular cover band, "The Hey Nows" that have been performing in the tri-state area and beyond for over 20 years.
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