David is the Creative Director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Equitable Growth is a non-profit research and grantmaking organization dedicated to advancing evidence-based ideas and policies that promote strong, stable, and broad-based economic growth. Joining in the spring of 2014, David has seen the organization grow from a half-dozen to just under 40 staffers. He leads its visual effort covering everything from brand identity to website design. In a small organization that requires the use of many hats, he has learned to foster small cross-team brainstorming groups that focus on solving individual organizational challenges. The solutions are then presented to senior management for approval and implementation. David has managed a complete website redesign, helped improve a project management system, assembled a small visuals team, encouraged the development of the in-house, web-based, graphing tool, Playfair, and has begun organizing a video effort for social media. He has also had the pleasure of illustrating and graphing interior visuals for Executive Director, Heather Boushey’s, first book, Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict and, soon to be released, Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It.
Prior to joining Equitable Growth, David worked for Bloomberg News as a graphics reporter and at USA Today as a visual journalist. There, he collaborated closely with reporters, editors, analysts, and other multimedia professionals to create animated-diagrammatic infographics, data visualizations, and multimedia essays. His work has been recognized by the Society of News Design, Editor & Publisher, the National Press Photographers Association, and the Online News Association. David earned a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in communication arts and design from Virginia Commonwealth University.