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David Newman
Website Director

It was music that brought David to the world of graphic design in the mid-nineties when, after completing his first (and only) EP, Unknowing, he found himself designing his first CD cover. Working his way into the professional graphic design field, David took all the pro bono freelance work he could while simultaneously taking classes at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts and cutting his teeth in package design for Archie McPhee. At McPhee, David had the honor of designing packaging for such world-famous novelties as "Raven the Nodding Goth Girl," "Handy Hindus," the "Lucky Monkey" and the ever-memorable "Glow-In-The-Dark Toe Hooks."

As Senior Graphic Designer and Creative Manager for Maxon Furniture Inc. and as Marketing Communications Manager at The Museum of Flight, David's design and marketing career diversified to allow him to work in a wide variety of media and with great creative partners over a rich array of projects from graphic design and copywriting to photo direction to strategic marketing to corporate rebranding.

David now resides as Creative Services Manager for Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau where he gets to market and design around his favorite city.

Through it all, David has maintained an emphasis on giving back to the community with pro bono work as graphic designer and marketing consultant for such clients as the March of Dimes, Teens in Public Service, Aradia Women's Health Center and Pike Market Child Care & Preschool.

David was also the creator of the social networking group for designers and artists, "design|group," where he helped to found a community of people who were willing to listen to him discuss typography and the effect of visual stimuli on creativity, endlessly. David lives on Beacon Hill with his beautiful wife, brilliant and sweet children and portly dog, and loves to sing, play guitar and ride his scooter.

Honors and awards

AIGA has a long tradition of recognizing individuals for their outstanding achievements in the profession and annually awards the prestigious Medal.

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