A few days ago we learned that Akvo’s creative director Gino Lee died shortly after Christmas. He’d been staying with his family in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and died in his sleep. His death was very unexpected.

There aren’t words to describe the loss and what Gino has meant as a friend and colleague. We will miss him sorely. His creative influence, sensitivity and wry yet gentle humour is infused in everything at Akvo. We’ll write a bit more about him and his incredible life when the time feels right.

There will be a memorial event in San Francisco, where Gino lived, at some point over the coming months. We’ll post further details when we have them.

We send his family and his partner Dan our love and deepest sympathy.


Mark Charmer is a co-founder and communications director at Akvo. He can be reached by email at mark[at]akvo.org
Updated on Monday 9 January.