creative direction


Dave Philmlee is a creative director for hire. His focus on brand strategy has led him to be creative director for UK’s Omobono and Sweden’s Blueair, developing branding programs, recruitment branding, website design and social media campaigns. He has worked with global companies such as Deloitte, Accenture and Arthur Andersen to develop brand strategy and web design. He also advises tech startups from the ground up. 

Dave enjoys traveling for work and fun. He has explored qigong in Beijing, fished the Boundary Waters, hiked the Appalachian Trail, hunted the ever-elusive northern lights, bikes Chicago's vast lakefront and has a continuing goal to swim the seven ancient seas.

He is currently available for freelance projects or full-time engagements.

Resume available on LinkedIn


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 more junior designers. He does this in a very supportive and collaborative way that is rare in people at his level.
— Tom Kelly, Managing Director Omobono