david townsend

DT-new-headshotand now…for something completely different.

You know, change is good. I’ve had the same old head shot of me at the Crowley 10K race registration for the past 4 years. I’ve rewritten this lead in copy only twice in that time. So, here it is, a more recent head shot as well as few new words about what I do. Print, web, display, advertising, packaging, and the occasional car project thrown in just to keep things interesting. The rest of the time I ride, run, lift, and visit my grand kids. Not necessarily in that order. Read on for my quals.

Here’s all the formal stuff.

Professional History

  • 2014-Present —Managing Member, Townsend Graphics LLC
  • 2010-2014—Managing Member, DCtownsend LLC
  • 1996-2010—President and founder of Small Planet, Inc.
  • 2007-2009—President, The Saralta Foundation
  • 1992-1996—Director of Client Services for Sloan, A Marketing Communications Firm
  • 1991-1992—Director of Marketing and Advertising, Serotta Competition Bicycles
  • 1990-1991—Freelance advertising design assignments for 3 Rensho Bicycles, Tokyo, Japan; Bell Helmets, Schwinn Bicycles, others
  • 1980-1990—President and partner, Spectrum USA, Phoenix, Arizona; designer and marketer of aftermarket cycling accessories (primary responsibilities included advertising and design as well as program development)
  • 1979–1980—Design Fabricators, Phoenix Arizona; lead designer and director of marketing for aftermarket automotive accessories company
  • 1977-1979—Auto Sound Specialists, Phoenix, Arizona; advertising and product designer for aftermarket automotive accessories division
  • 1975-1977—Toyota Motor Division, Denver, Colorado; marketing assistant
  • 1974-1975—Alta Vista Elementary School, Pomona, California; fourth grade teacher

Recognitions and Letters

  • Governor’s Award, Supporting the Education of Employers in Disability Hiring, 2008
  • VABIR (Vermont Association of Business, Industry Rehabilitation, Employer of the Year, 2008
  • Chaffee Art Center, Community Achievement Award for support of the arts, 2006
  • Stafford Technical Center, In recognition of Your Contributions to the Digital Arts, 2005
  • National Technical Honor Society, Honorary Membership in “Appreciation for Outstanding Service”, 2004
  • Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellowship, 2003
  • Americans With Disabilities Act, ADA 10th Anniversary Celebration Award in “Recognition of Your Support for the Americans with Disabilities Act”, 2000
  • Boy Scouts of America – Good Turn Award for “Exceptional Service to Youth”, 1996
  • Inc. Magazine, Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, 1985, 1986