Dave has worked with many of New Zealand’s largest companies. Among the many high profile design projects Dave has worked on are the All Blacks Silver Fern logo, and a rebranding of Air New Zealand. He has worked across design boundaries in corporate identity, branding, print collateral, packaging and new media. Dave focused particularly on the financial services sector, helping to deliver many successful annual reports and prospectuses over the years.
As well as being a talented design principal, Dave is also an astute businessman who understands the role of design in business. He has also fostered young design by hiring graduate designers straight from tertiary institutions, many of whom went on to have successful careers, often with Dave Clark Design.
Dave is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London and an honorary associate from the Auckland University of Technology. Through his involvement with DINZ over many years and in numerous roles including council member and treasurer, Dave has worked tirelessly to foster and develop New Zealand design culture. He was president in 1998 and again in 2001, where his financial acumen helped greatly to knock the DINZ finances into a healthier shape. He gave his time and expertise to developing a strong financial model for DINZ and helping to establish it on a more professional footing.
He also worked tirelessly as the overall convener of the Best Design Awards from 1997 to 2002, and helped to build them into the fantastic awards programme they are today.