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Freelance Graphic Designer and Branding Consultant based in Los Angeles.
Full-service creative solution for brand design, digital content and packaging development.
My name is David Cox, a British freelance Graphic Designer, Branding Consultant and Packaging Designer based in Los Angeles. I have over 25 years experience working with the world’s leading brands and have developed more than 200 brands while collaborating with some of the best design agencies around the globe.
Los Angeles, USA
2012 – CURRENT
During the past 5 years in LA I have completed projects for more than 50 brands, including TeleSign, a global digital security company and The Sunset Team, a West Hollywood real estate agency. Plus packaging for CuttinEdge Lab and LA Cold Brew.
Other projects include a website for a Hollywood film editor, brand development and collateral for a medical product company and brand creation for a European organic food supplier.
I also acted as Agency of Record for AIGA Los Angeles, responsible for design and production of event assets including social media graphics, emailers and posters.
1996 – 2012
I lived and worked in London for more than 15 years where I freelanced at some of London’s (and the world’s) best design agencies including FutureBrand, Design Bridge, Identica, Pentagram, BEAR, Landor and Interbrand.
Working at these agencies gave me the opportunity to work on brands such as Barclays, Ticketmaster, Virgin, McDonalds, AkzoNobel, Moët & Chandon and Nespresso.
Additionally, I worked with my own clients, including a Dubai based automotive company specializing in roadside assistance.
1995 – 1996
I was only in Rome for one year, but during my time I completed work for various boutique brands, including a high-end leather supplier and a stationer specializing in bespoke stationery and printed goods.
I also continued to work with the global advertising powerhouse DMB&B, working out of their Milan and Dubai offices. I focused on their European based clients including Cadbury, McDonald’s, Siemens and Smirnoff.
1992 – 1995
I spent most of my 4 years in Dubai working at DMB&B, which at the time was the biggest advertising company in the world. I was responsible for visualization and retouching for clients including GMC, Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce, Philips and Nestlé.
My other role at the agency was that of a production artist, tasked with the creation of multilingual adverts for publication across the Gulf and the Middle East.
1972 – 1992
I grew up in Staffordshire, among the rolling hills and lush landscape of middle England, some 100 miles north of London.
After completing my Graphic Design Diploma in 1992 I was offered a job at a design agency in Dubai. So I decided to jump on a plane and in at the deep end. The rest as they say, is history.
Developing brands with the bigger picture in mind.
You never quite know how customers will first discover your business. It may be through your website, online advertising, business card or an exhibition stand at a trade show, so it’s imperative they all work together and are of the same high quality.
The ability to consider other brand assets during design and production, even if I am not tasked with doing them, ultimately helps to create a more cohesive brand.
My extensive experience means I’m able to design, implement and produce just about any item you require. From stationery, printed collateral, press adverts and brand guidelines to packaging, office branding, exhibition stands, websites, online advertising and your social media content.
David, the brand you created for us looks absolutely stunning and is spot on. You did an amazing job of capturing our business and we were blown away.
ANDERS NIELSEN, DIRECTOR OF SALES, VILLAGE WORKSPACES
David, we are very impressed with your work and appreciate your speed of turnaround as well. You are a perfect fit for our high-end, results driven clients.
MATTHEW VICK, SENIOR MARKETING MANAGER, TRIBALVISION
David, it was the greatest pleasure to work with you. You are truly a brilliant designer, a frighteningly efficient person and a joy to collaborate with.
PAMELA DAUKAYEV, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MARAT DAUKAYEV BALLET THEATRE