David Croy is a designer living in Los Angeles.

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  • The inside of my portfolio looks a lot like my website
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David’s career began even before his schooling at the Portfolio Center had ended, when he was commissioned by Ogilvy & Mather to create a poster series for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Prior to finishing at PC, he would be the first teaching assistant employed there (Typography 1 Class) and win gold medals for both design and illustration as well as a Show South silver medal. 

After several years of creating design and advertising for global and national brands including Acura automobiles and Salomon skis and snow boards, David joined the Venice Beach studio of renowned experience designer Charles White III (Atlantis resort, Universal Citywalk, Treasure Island). To recreate a mythic Hollywood of the 1940’s and ’50’s for Disney’s California Adventure and Walt Disney Imagineering, he developed signage and environmental design detail with entirely original type design and illustration. 

Just prior to his stint at a Santa Monica environmental graphic design firm, David moved two doors north on Venice Beach to the architectural firm The Jerde Partnership where he synthesized his branding and built-design experience to create innovative global project naming, architectural, and environmental graphic design for clients including financial institutions, developers, and local and national governments. At Jerde, David collaborated with senior architects to create conceptual, exciting graphic solutions for marquee retail, entertainment, and mixed-use developments. He is currently working on print and built projects in Asia and the western United States.

David’s work has won a Broadband Emmy, an LA AdClub Belding, and has been featured in such publications as the Type Directors’ Club Annual, Graphis Poster, and Handwritten – Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age. David is a member of the Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD).

Currently David is available for freelance work. Contact him here: hello [at] davidcroy [dot] com.


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