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Creative Director | 2020-2023

Clients: Facebook, Meta, CBRE

Kerrygold, Biofreeze, Chase


ACD | 2017 - 2020
Clients: NFL, Gillette, Pringles, Downy


Senior Writer ­­| 2014 - 2017
Clients: AT&T, DIRECTV, Barbie


Copywriter ­­| 2011 - 2014
Clients: Google, Macy’s, Smirnoff,

Litter Genie, Bloomberg, Nestle


Writer ­­| 2010 - 2011
Clients: Southwest Airlines,

Hallmark, U.S. Air Force


VCU Brandcenter | 2010
Masters of Science in

Mass Communications 

Virginia Commonwealth University | 2008 
B.S. Mass Communications,

Magna Cum Laude 

UCB | 2015

Intro To Sketch Writing


For over a decade David Canavan has worked as a copywriter and creative director in New York City. Coincidently he has spent the same amount of time looking for the perfect gyro sandwich in Queens.  


His work has been recognized by the One Show, the Art Directors Club and has been written about in publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Communication Arts and discussed on numerous cable news shows. Over his career he’s written in a variety of voices and styles creating everything from Superbowl spots to social posts. He’s thought up creative solutions for tech brands (Google, Facebook, Amazon)consumer packaged goods (Pringles, Downy, Kerrygold, Gillette) financial service companies (Chase, CBRE) and many more. 

He is a graduated from the rigorous masters program, the VCU Brandcenter, and is currently based in New York as a creative director working with global agencies and in-house for fortune 500 brands. Outside of writing, he enjoys stylish socks, non-fiction, clean car interiors and anything timeless or obsolete. 

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