> David Puketza


Skilled in a variety of design discplines, I've found traversing across borders to be a healthy practice and something I indulge in often.
My versatility brings range to my work and my rigor delivers chiseled solutions satisfying the design brief.


Collaborating, cranking away solo, or managing teams, I deliver design that is strategic, emotive, and gratifying. I'm primarily a sr. art director | UX designer with cross-medium skills. Add to that a bit of professional writing experience, animated commercials, motion graphics for documentaries. Lest I forget - a brief college stint as a pvt. investigator.

Client/ partner list

Google, Starbucks, Amazon, SONY, Hewlett Packard, Stephen Colbert, Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Starbright Foundation, HBO, BBDO, Chase, Yahoo, Craig Newmark, Credit Suisse, Target, Warby Parker, Chevron, David Bowie, KISS.


Design 100%
UX/UI 90%
Branding 100%
Writing 80%

Trained as an architect (UC Berkeley). Embraced digital design/communications early on for the varied nature of the projects. Versatility remains the dominant trait of my design personality. Recently worked as 'art dept. of one' at major non-profit - DonorsChoose.org. There I was given complete design oversight, responsible for everything from UX, UI, brand stewardship, prototyping, managing contracted designers, generating original copy, to launching products, participating in usability testing, all while interfacing with a stellar list of partners - Oprah, Google, Starbucks, Warby Parker, Bill & Melinda Gates, and Steven Colbert. A published writer, I enjoy generating narrative copy that enhances the visual experience. I have sold art for green money and have exhibited in small galleries and was granted my first artist in residency last year. And for a few intriguing months, I worked as a pvt. detective and actually had to ask: "Have you seen this man before?"

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"Dave had a transformative impact on our website top to bottom, as well as our brand and physical working environment. His design and product work delivered $275 million to classrooms in need!"

Oliver Hurst-Hiller, CTO & Head of Product at DonorsChoose.org

"He makes the creative process feel effortless, when it's anything but that."

Alan McGee, Co-founder & CMO of Sharewave.com

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