David La Cava
Art Direction, Los Angeles California United States
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Sherman Oaks, CA
Brief Summary
Escalating retail product rankings, cultivating new business alliances, and broadening visibility for clients and products through a skillful mix of brand management, comprehensive marketing, and public relations skills are all examples of my contributions to the growth of previous employers. A highly analytical executive leader excelling in creative and administrative functions encompassing project management, interactive website design, product development/placement, budgeting, and personnel management.  

• Inventive creative strategist versed in originating and executing profitable corporate and product branding, entertainment marketing designs, and comprehensive marketing campaigns across multiple industries.  
• Exceptional public relations and marketing skills used to capture national exposure through all media.
• Published writer experienced in interactive media, website design, public speaking, media appearances, and environmental collateral (signage and wayfinding).  
• Mentor thriving on maximizing the talents of personnel to yield high-caliber results competitive with larger, more well-financed rivals.
• Skilled project manager excelling in estimating, and budget, client relations, and vendor management.
Accent Care
Allied Domecq
Allumination FilmWorks
Animal Planet
Ardustry Home Entertainment
Art Center
Austrian National Tourist Office
Big Ticket Television
Cal Arts
California Tourism Board
CBS Television Distribution
City of Alhambra (USA)
Creatives Against Cancer
Discovery Channel
Discovery Communications
The Elephant Theatre
Ensemble Travel
Fledgling Productions
The Fontayne Group
Gaiam, Inc.
Gregory Thomas Associates
John Wayne Enterprises
John Wayne Cancer Foundation
John Wayne Cancer Institute
The Learning Channel
The Lillian Theatres
MDA Northern California
Military Channel
Moonstone Entertainment
Mustang Marketing
New Zealand Tourism Board
Paramount Television
Peace Arch Entertainment
Perception DVD
Peripheral Resources
Phase 4 Films
Qantas Vacations
Queensland Tourism
Science Channel
Sequoia Financial
Singapore Airlines
Sunkist Brands
Tia Maria
Professional Experience
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• Abobe Creative Cloud (CS6)
• Abobe Muse
• Abobe Edge Preview
• QuarkXpress
• Advanced level of knowledge of the processes behind the development & programming of HTML, CSS, Flash (AS), Wordpress and Javascript
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Clients & Profits

Awards and Recognition
How to Design Logos, Symbols and Icons (1st, 2nd & 3rd Editions) by Gregory Thomas (Cover & Book Design)

Best of Brochure Design 6, by Cheryl Cullen (Work Featured)

Color Graphics: The Power of Color in Graphic Design, by Karen Triedman and Cheryl Cullen (Work Featured)

Information Graphics & Visual Clues, by Ronnie Lipton (Work Featured)

The Food Network’s “Unwrapped” (2003 & 2004)
Guest Lecturer, USC School of Fine Arts and the Annenberg School For Communication

The 4th United Designs International Biannual Design Exhibition

Silver Golden Bell Public Relations, Queensland Tourism Direct Mail
Bronze Summit Awards, Kahlua Style Guide
Bronze Summit Awards, Baskin-Robbins Voice Book
Bronze New York Festivals, Baskin-Robbins Voice Book
Sappi Ideas That Matter Grant Recipient for Creatives Against Cancer

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