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Life & Work with Dave McClinton of Crestview

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dave McClinton.

Hi Dave, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I have been a designer for more than two decades. My expertise in branding consultations, corporate identity, and web design has been developed by participating in every level of the creative process. As an accomplished senior designer, I want to advance the strategic value of smart design. This knowledge and drive has been earned within the publishing world, tech startups, and design studios. I have creatively directed 50+ projects, with responsibilities ranging from brand development, creating logos, designing for digital platforms, marketing collateral, and project management. I earned a BFA in Visual Communication at Texas State University. Dave has been published for his logo design work in the Print Regional Annual and Logo Lounge publications. Dave is a key collaborator and core team member of African American Graphic Designers (AAGD). He is also a member of the Austin chapter of The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In addition to continually serving logo and branding clients, I have also created deeply personal art for the last five few years. I began experimenting with making art via digital collage around 2012. East Austin Studio Tour 2015 was the first time I showed my work publicly. Over these last few years I have been in several conversations and presentations about my work that have helped me hone my artistic vision and cultural mission. I’m still learning and developing but my sense of purpose is clear.

In under 5 minutes, read more of Dave’s perspective as a designer in the realm of his journey, work, and risks.


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