September 21, 2022
David returns to Bailey Lauerman after putting together an impressive career dedicated to brand building, advertising, and design. Twenty years ago he was an award-winning BL art director who stepped away, broadened his experience, and eventually started his own agency. Most recently, he founded Nuance—a small agency of like-minded professionals focused on social responsibility—and led that for more than eight years.
His agency experience also includes stops at Barkley, VMLY&R, Bernstein-Rein and MMGY. David’s career started in design where he soon discovered a thirst for conceptual ideas and storytelling. Consumer-focused campaigns for Walmart, First National Bank, SunCom Wireless, Marmot, On The Border, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, The United Way and Blue Bunny define much of his career. His creative philosophy, “Ideas hide, we must find them,” confirms his passion and fuels his curiosity.
David’s passion for helping nonprofits is both admirable and inspiring. Over the last 15 years, he has led rebranding efforts and campaign work for Water.org, Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, Great Plains SPCA and March of Dimes. Most recently, David rebranded Unbound, formerly the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, and the HALO Foundation in Kansas City.
His work has been recognized in Communication Arts, Obie Awards, New York Festivals, Print, American Advertising Awards, AIGA and Graphis Design and Advertising Awards. Graphis also honored David as one of the Top 10 Art Directors over a ten-year span. Additional work of his has been featured in industry favorites AdWeek, Ad Age and AdCritic and at the William Eisner Museum of Advertising and DEsign.
To get in touch with David, email [email protected].
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