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Creative Director | 2020 - Present

Clients: Facebook, Meta, CBRE

Kerrygold, Biofreeze,


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

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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. Aside from sandwich shopping, he's spent his time creating campaigns for tech brands like Facebook, Meta, Google, and AT&T. He's also created everything from Super Bowl spots to social posts for brands like Pringles, Downy, Kerrygold and many more. 

His work has been recognized by the One Show, the Art Directors Club and has been written about in publications like Communication Arts, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and numerous cable news shows. He is a graduate of the VCU Brandcenter and is currently based in New York as a creative director at Droga5. 

He enjoys stylish socks, non-fiction, clean car interiors and anything timeless or obsolete. 

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