A round of Layer Tennis in honor of our beloved comrade on his birthday...

For those of you who don't know, Layer Tennis is a kind of digital sport practiced by only the nerdiest of creative types wherein a Photoshop file is volleyed back and forth with each player mixing their own take and message into the artwork ('artwork' being used loosely here). It is not a game for the feint of heart but for those with a bit of wit and an overabundance of imagination, it is a game of infinite possibility.

With Greg wrapping up another extraordinary year of fearlessly blazing trails and kicking butt, we can only sit back, in awe, as we watch from the outside and wonder at what his life must be like. In an attempt to materialize the mental image of Greg that we have built up in our minds over the year, we figured that Layer Tennis would, as always, be the perfect vehicle to collaboratively represent our literal partner in crime.

Since we had such a great response with Greg and President Truman last year, I decided to stick to the POTUS theme.  I had a great shot of Greg taken this summer with a beer mug, and since this is the month of Oktoberfest, it just felt right. - Andy

Since we had such a great response with Greg and President Truman last year, I decided to stick to the POTUS theme.  I had a great shot of Greg taken this summer with a beer mug, and since this is the month of Oktoberfest, it just felt right. - Andy

As with any great party, it all started with Greg's best drinking buddy, President Obama. Unbeknownst to most, Greg is the mastermind behind many of Obama's greatest moments in social media.

Enraged by the fact that our fine American president was drinking foreign beer, Greg got into a bar fight with a few Irishmen. Greg, of course, won the brawl and redecorated the place. - Shawn

Enraged by the fact that our fine American president was drinking foreign beer, Greg got into a bar fight with a few Irishmen. Greg, of course, won the brawl and redecorated the place. - Shawn

But as we all know, Greg is not one to back down from a fight. Irish blood runs hot, but Greg is so very much hotter.

Greg then proceeded to double fist some beers with the great Barack to celebrate the US winning in the aforementioned brawl. After a while, they felt the need to further prove that the US is the greatest country ever, so Greg (obviously being Aquaman) called upon his friends, the dolphins, to ride the ever waving flag. Barack also called upon his BFFL, Baldy the eagle. All the while Michelle is gracefully sitting at the bar judging them because in reality they are just rolling around on the bar floor in a drunken stupor. - Riley

Greg then proceeded to double fist some beers with the great Barack to celebrate the US winning in the aforementioned brawl. After a while, they felt the need to further prove that the US is the greatest country ever, so Greg (obviously being Aquaman) called upon his friends, the dolphins, to ride the ever waving flag. Barack also called upon his BFFL, Baldy the eagle. All the while Michelle is gracefully sitting at the bar judging them because in reality they are just rolling around on the bar floor in a drunken stupor. - Riley

And while Greg does love to make an entrance, it is truly his exits that turn the most heads. Whether he is riding out on the backs of dolphins with an eagle perched precariously upon his shoulder or he is simply strutting out of yet another inspiring meeting, Greg's presence leaves a lasting impression. He is a man whose kindness and sincerity can cut through any situation like a knife. Someone whose commitment to the people around him cannot be questioned. He is a modern day alchemist, creating companies with nothing more than words and a work-ethic far surpassing most. 

Although Michelle may disapprove, Barack is one lucky duck to be riding into the sunset with our most beloved comrade, Greg Gillard.