D. E. JOHNSON

Senior Creative Director • 26+ Years of Experience

CONTACT
314-477-9149 • hellodaveyjohnson@gmail.com • Austin, Texas
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

My overall focus has been in both design and creative strategy for versatility in execution, clarity of communication and disruptive impact.

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 Creative Director at Inmar. I’m pleased to be very collaboratively shaping the future of the digital promotions space and establishing the consumer and B2B experience creative / design practice for the 40 year old Winston-Salem company. I lead a team of talented digital designers in that effort across company offices in 3 states. We’re bringing to life the full range of creative experiences including 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 significant 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 25+ 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 a lead designer for the group.

Before joining the team at Principia, I was the Design Director 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.

CLIENTS SERVED
Michelob • Michelob Light • Microsoft • Intel • Budweiser Select • Goodyear • Michelob Amberbock • Busch Gardens • Wendy’s Restaurants • LEGO • Hanes • Hardees • Express Scripts, Scottrade • Budweiser • Bud Light • O’Charley’s Restaurants • Trailnet • Furniture Brands • Bissinger’s • Children’s Home Society of Missouri • MOZO Shoes • Astound Sound • Your Travel Biz • STL Symphony • Washington University in St. Louis • Propper International • The Goddard School • Parkway Schools • Laclede Gas • Kent Precision Foods • St. Louis Community College • Onshore Outsourcing • The Pear Tree • Monsanto • Connexio Media • Actor Val Kilmer • Syracuse University • Boundless Technologies • Applied Theory • Bausch & Lomb • POMCO Insurance Group • Verity • General Instrument • Dairy Farmers of America • Havas Interactive • Dairylea Cooperative • Sundance Film Fest • Eggwork Productions • Actor Eliza Schneider • The Athlete’s Foot • ADT Security • Syracuse University • Welch Allyn • Community General Hospital • Brightpoint • Frontier Communications • General Instrument • Food Bank of CNY • Black Clawson Converting Machinery • Götz Dolls
Awards
• 02 Emmy Nominations
• 28 Telly Awards
• 16 Communicator Awards
• 14 Addy Awards
• 02 ProAwards
• 03 CCAA Awards
• 01 Gold NCMPR Award
• 04 Case Awards
• 03 UCDA Awards

CERTIFICATIONS
• Certified Scrum Product Owner —— Scrum Alliance
• Certified Scrum Master —— Scrum Alliance
OTHER
I CO-OWN 03 digital patents.
MY RESUME