David La Cava is an award-winning creative leader with over fifteen years of experience in the field. Born in Los Angele and educated at CSUN, he graduated on the Dean’s List with a BFA and went on to design corporate identities, style guides, corporate literature, and destination catalogs before moving into the Entertainment industry designing key art campaigns. His current position at Informa Markets (formerly UBM) as the Global VP of Creative Services. As VP, Dave is charged with upholding the standards of design and identity for all of the company’s 500+ events and brands. He is a versatile and seasoned executive leader, with expertise that spans across the arenas of print, web and events. During his time at Informa Markets, he oversaw a team of 29 who were charged with producing a substantial body of work that includes media kits, brochures, advertisements, logos, event graphics, e-newsletters, web pages, video/animated content, and more. His and his team have been honored with awards from the NYC Business Marketing Association’s ACE award, Graphic Design: USA’s American Graphic Design Awards, Graphis Magazines Annual Design Awards, The New York Festivals’ Summit Awards, The Silver Bell Awards and more.
An avid film and book lover, Dave is also consumed with design and the way designers around the globe communicate ideas in simple and effective ways. How they take large, complex ideas and communicate in a single image or with a single phrase. He believes designers have the responsibility to be involved in and guide the creation of the content as well as its visual execution. Dave takes interest in his entire team’s growth and encourages constant education and improvement through societies like the SEGD and AIGA. A priority in his management of the team is to provide all the necessary outlets available to ensure his team is up-to-date on the most current design tools and techniques.
When not designing you often can find David La Cava enjoying the cinema, on a run, engrossed in the pages of a good book or spending time with his large circle of family and friends.
View more of Dave La Cava’s work at Informa Markets and on his portfolio page. Connect with Dave on LinkedIn.
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