2019 Young Ones Brief Jury
The Creative Circus
Dave is the Executive Director of the Creative Circus, a leading portfolio school in Atlanta. He has been there for ten years. Prior to that he spent three decades in the advertising industry. He is a student of advertising history and has accumulated quite a few war stories of his own during long stints with FCB, McCann Erickson and Earle Palmer Brown, and postings in Chicago, Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Detroit and LA. Dave has had the pleasure of working with clients such as, Coors, Molson, Mazda, General Mills, Nestle, S.C. Johnson and Visa and he was part of the development of the “Pure Michigan” campaign.
Dave grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan has a Master’s in Advertising from Michigan State and has taught Advertising Strategy and Campaigns courses at Michigan State, Illinois and Cal State Fullerton. He and his wife Andrea have a son, two daughters, and a ragdoll cat. Dave is a huge sports fan who has attended most major sporting events, none of which have ever included his beloved Detroit Lions.