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Let's execute some great ideas.

(you know… in the good sence)

But you don't have to take my word for it…

—LeVar Burton, Reading Rainbow

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Dan Zacher

Founder — Hearth Co.

“David is the most talented person I know. In 32 years of business, I [have] never worked with anyone that can create the kind of work he does.”

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Amy Livingston

Chief Branding Officer —
Sparrow Product Development

“You’ll never meet anyone like David, he has more skills and experiences than anyone I’ve ever met.”

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Jeremy Lamberson

Owner — Main Street Automotive

“All I can say is, I had the opportunity to hire David 8 years ago—I didn’t—it was a mistake.”

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Jessica Sherwood

Marketing Director — Omni Cubed Inc.

“No. Seriously. Is there anything you haven’t done!?”

Milk. It does a body good. And, so do happy clients.

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Foundationally, I am an artist.

I enjoy combining traditional skills & techniques with digital mediums.

I have studied both fine art and graphic design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, have a degree in hand-drawn animation & design for film, from the California Institute of the Arts, and degrees in Social Science and the Enforcement of Law, from Butte College. This unique combination of fundamental art training and insight into human behavior, gives me a powerful edge in the world of digital marketing and design.

I've worked as an art director, graphic designer, an animator, a video editor & producer, an architectural draftsman, and many other creative things.

Whether you are looking for a seasoned Creative Director or an agile Marketer—I would love to discuss the ways I can bring value to your bottom line.