Creative direction. Strategic design.

about

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Deep experience in brand identity design drives my creative work to lead teams as a North American creative director for European and American companies—mentoring, designing, and strategizing for brand, web, product and campaigns.

I design strategies and ideas to help launch tech startups and also teach design strategy to a new generation of designers at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Resume available on LinkedIn

Exploration and travel inspires me to learn qigong in Beijing, fish the Boundary Waters, hike the Appalachian Trail, hunt the ever-elusive Northern lights and swim the seven ancient seas. (Still working on that last one.)

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What people say

Dave brings an uncommonly sophisticated level of creativity to his work and the teams he leads. His applied work is remarkable.
— Jill Dudones, Strategist, Omobono
Particularly strong in mentoring and getting the best out of designers. He does this in a very supportive and collaborative way that is rare in people at his level.
— Tom Kelly, Managing Director, Omobono
Dave is f***ing amazing. He is our secret weapon!
— Kate Lyons, Marketing Director, Apkudo
Dave can quickly analyze a situation—what needs to change what already works.
— Herman Pihlträd, COO, Blueair
David always thinks beyond the assignment at hand, and is a great writer to boot.
— Mary Bahr, President, MAB Advertising