As Chief Creative Officer, David guides Hedgehog’s strategic and creative vision of delivering world-class creative experiences with breakthrough technology. With over 18 years of interactive experience, David has guided some of the most influential companies and organizations in the world, from strategizing and developing new product ideas as part of the LexisNexis Innovation Dream Team to consulting for the National Cancer Institute on user experience and online strategies. He brings a wealth of experience from the Fortune 500 companies he’s worked with, such as Johnson & Johnson, McGraw-Hill, and Thomson Reuters, but he’d be the first to say he’s learned even more from the startups he’s helped to thrive, such as Phanfare, Sinch, and ClubCard.
David knows how knows how to reinvent brands, monetize websites, build traffic, maximize exposure, and create online strategies that truly engage an audience. He has the rare ability to manage teams in a way that balances the spontaneous, inherently rebellious intensity of creativity with the discipline and methodology of production. And he brings all this knowledge from a unique perspective, since he kicked off his career in the interactive world as an award-winning designer and creative director doing work for such A-list clients as Forbes, Motorola, and McKinsey and Company.
Before joining Hedgehog David was the founder and CEO of Loewy Design which was then acquired by Hedgehog in March 2016. Prior to Loewy Design, David was creative director at CMP Media, where he spearheaded the Internet launch of the group’s leading magazines in the business and technology industries. His interactive roster also includes stints as design director of Heartbeat Digital and contract creative director for Razorfish.
When David’s not in front of his Mac, you might find him serve-and-volleying on a local hard court or tinkering with his electric guitar. (He used to play drums in a garage band too.) For this multifaceted leader, each day is an opportunity to hit a winner—to build another indelible brand online by blending creativity, innovation, and technology.