David Edward Johnson
23+ Years of Experience
I am a senior creative with over 22 years of experience. My overall focus has been in both design and creative strategy for versatility in execution and communication. With a design resume that begins in the early ‘90s, I have built a highly reputable career with an amazing variety of creative experiences.
I am currently serving as the Director of Product Design and User Experience for Inmar. I’m pleased to be collaboratively shaping the future of the digital promotions space and establishing the consumer and B2B experience design practice for the 36 year old Winston-Salem company. I lead a team of talented digital designers in that effort. We’re bringing to life native mobile apps, web-based initiatives, integrated consumer commerce experiences and more. We’re having fun and doing good work.
Previously, I was the Global Digital Creative Director at Whole Foods Market where I headed up the Digital Experience Design Team. I led a team of UX Analysts, Interaction Designers and Art Directors in the service of the international Fortune 200 brand that is Whole Foods. I was a part of redefining the digital experience for WFM and was grateful for the opportunity to work in support of a a true explorer brand.
Formerly, I served as the Vice President / CreativeDirector at UPBrand Collaborative, acting as both the design and an ideation lead for the agency. I headed up the creative team at UPBrand and established the agency aesthetic for a full compliment of clients ranging from the local to the international. Selected clients from my time at UPBrand include: Dollar General, PCL Construction, The Goddard School, Paric Construction, The STL Symphony and Propper International.
Before that, I served as the Vice President / Creative Director at 4ORCE (formerly NGAGE) In tandem with my team of design and copywriting professionals, I serviced several b2c clients including Hanes, Hardee’s, Scottrade, Save-A-Lot and Bissinger’s.
Prior to my time at 4ORCE, I served as the Creative Director / Marketing Director at The Principia, a 114-year-old private K through College educational institution. There, I was a key stakeholder in establishing a fully integrated agency model within the institution to serve a large internal client base. As the lead “brand warrior,” I was responsible for establishing the brand vision for the institution as well as the roadmap for bringing a modern sense of branding to the mix. I managed a 22 member internal team of creatives and interactive pros as well as our client base through the creation of the full range of marketing materials. I also “kept my hands dirty” as lead designer for the group.
Before joining the team at Principia, I was a senior creative at Momentum Worldwide Interactive. In that position I acted as the creative lead on projects for several B2B and B2C international brands including: Microsoft, Anheuser Busch and Intel.
Previously, I served as the President / Co-Creative Director for 3rdkynd, Inc. for 7 years, an agency I co-owned in NY. I was also the Interactive Art Director for the MRA Group’s interactive division and worked as a Graphic Designer for Group C Design, Kinko’s of Missouri and Hands On Interactive. I have also lectured on the subjects of design, web design and effective web communication at Syracuse University and at business conferences.
I pride myself on effective communication and have a demonstrated reputation for unifying teams, even in diverse groups. I have fun doing what I do, enjoy people, work hard and get excited about good work. I love to be surrounded by others that do, too.