David Franek

President

David is one of the leading branding and design authorities in the Washington, DC area, with decades of experience in identity development, marketing strategy, and brand communications for clients in every major industry. He has served as president of the Washington, DC Chapter of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and has also served on the Board of Directors of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. In addition he has judged national design competitions and has served as a part-time faculty member at several colleges.

David has received numerous awards for design and art direction and has been featured in Communication Arts annuals, Print magazine, AIGA publications, Graphis magazine, and others. He holds a BFA in Communications Design from Pennsylvania State University. In 2004, he received the Alumni Achievement Award from the university’s College of Arts and Architecture. In 2009, he received the AIGA DC Fellow award for his longtime contributions to the Washington, DC design community.

In his spare time, David is an avid golfer. He’s as fluent as anyone in birdies, bogeys, and backswings.