CREATIVE DIRECTOR, WOZ DESIGN, CHICAGO IL
David Wozniak is the Principal and Creative Director of Woz Design, located in Chicago. David has had an appreciation and passion for art and design from his earliest memory. Growing up near the Cranbrook community in Michigan, he was inspired by the significant design and architecture associated with the school. He moved to Chicago after graduating from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit to pursue his design career. Before forming Woz Design in 1997, he spent several years with other design firms in Chicago, including as a Senior Designer at VSA Partners, serving primarily Fortune 500 clients. David has excelled in the design and communications field for more than 27 years, working with such clients as Abbott, JBT Corporation, uniQure, Genzyme, LivaNova and Vaxcel, among many others. He gets in early and stays up late with one constant, overarching goal: Do great work.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Birmingham MI and living in Chicago IL
DID YOU GO TO DESIGN SCHOOL?
College for Creative Studies
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
I took piano lessons when I was a kid and regret I didn’t stick with it longer.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Impossible to pick one – Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, North by Northwest, All the President’s Men, Three Days of the Condor, Chinatown, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey – and many more.
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
The Design of Business – The Business of Design
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE?
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Travel. Exploring new places, art, culture, etc.
Unique items from my overseas travels
WHICH AREA OF GRAPHIC DESIGN IS GROWING THE MOST?
Always a moving target, but I have a soft spot for print.
Josef Müller-Brockmann, Paul Rand, Ivan Chermayeff
GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
I’m constantly tinkering to the very end. It’s a strength and a weakness.
ADVICE TO A YOUNG DESIGNER JUST STARTING OUT?
Do what you love and go after it.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
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