Gina Hanzsek Design

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso


Inspired by the act and concept of reuse, repurpose and recycle, I strive to bring old or discarded things to new light. Collage is about juxtaposition and interpretation. I love the hands-on exploration and discovery of collage and assemblage that inevitably leads to surprise compositions along the way. I draw inspiration from my family history, my travels and hikes, and my sketchbooks.



For me, Collage is about the arrangement and juxtaposition of disparate elements into a new connected whole. Each collage tells a second story that its parts alone would not be able to impart. I love this discovery.


In-the-Instant collages. The point is to work quick and small. I carry around a few envelopes of scrap papers left over from larger projects and use these scraps and a glue stick to "sketch" in my visual poetry exercise book.


Texture, pattern and collections. I look for collage in nature and the city street and capture it just for the beauty of the texture itself or for reuse in my montages.

Recent Work

Autumn Sun and four other collages are on display at Patterson Cellars Hollywood Hills Tasting Room in Woodinville, WA through Thanksgiving. Harvesting the Memories and Home Cooking are in the Northwest Collage Society Fall Exhibit at Rosehill Community Center, Mukilteo, WA, opening November 4. Artist reception is November 17, 5-7pm. A new rotation of art goes on display at the Arts of Snohomish Gallery November 9th.

Autumn Sun by Gina Hanzsek
Harvesting Memories by Gina Hanzsek
Home Cooking by Gina Hanzsek
In Tune by Gina Hanzsek

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Hanzsek Design

Located in Snohomish, Washington, Hanzsek Design specializes in collage art, handmade cards, unique crafts and book design. Previously owner/art director of Griffin Graphics Design, I have been designing for print and web since 1990.