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

My collages will be on dislpay at Cougar Crest Winnery, Woodinville, WA September through November. I am also the Featured artist at Arts of Snohomish Gallery for the month of September and will be demoing my work during the Snohomish Studio Tour weekend September 30-October 1, 10 - 6 at the gallery. My You've Got This! collage was juried into the NWCS Edmonds Waterfront Center. Come visit with the artists October 14, 10 - 11am.

You Got This by Gina Hanzsek
Time Travel collage/assemblage by Gina Hanzsek
Forest Home by Gina Hanzsek
Retro-Hip collage 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.