Studio GAP, Graphic Design, Architectural Research and Photography

Studio GAP, which was formed in 2002 by Ginny and Andrew Payne, is a design

studio with a diverse commitment to graphic design, architectural research and



In addition to providing professional design services, the firm is committed to

the understanding of the latest technologies, contemporary design issues, and the

generation of knowledge through research and teaching.



Dr. Andrew Phillip Payne

Andrew Phillip Payne attended North Carolina State University, College of Design,

where he obtained his Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, Master of

Architecture, and PhD in Design. Professor Payne has taught thesis design studios,

construction technologies courses, and comprehensive design studios at Savannah

College of Art of Design, School of Building Arts in the Department of Architecture.

Professor Payne also co-taught courses in architecture and landscape architecture while

conducting research at the Center for Universal Design at NCSU.


Andrew Phillip Payne has been an invited lecturer at numerous conferences to speak

on topics of Universal Design, wayfinding by visually impaired pedestrians, and his

personal design experiences. Current research includes: simulation as a spatial teaching

tool; the application of corian as an exterior cladding material; and the global application

of universal design principles.


Ginny Payne

Ginny Payne is a graduate of North Carolina State University, College of Design,

where she earned her degree in Graphic Design. During her degree at NCSU she

took two semesters to study photography at Staffordshire University in England.

Ginny also attends many seminars and classes to stay current on the latest software,

trends and techniques.


Before Studio GAP, Ginny worked as a graphic designer for Fortune 500 company,

SAS Institute. She has also been part of several small design and photography

firms working closely with clients to create the best products to fit their design

or photography needs. Ginny specializes in print material, specifically in the area

of religious publications.