Clark Goolsby

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CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
CHASE DESIGN GROUP, NEW YORK NY

An insight-driven creative strategist and a visionary leader, Clark works with a wide range of brands, from startups to large global corporations, helping them recognize the value of design and the lasting cultural and financial implications it has for their products and organizations. Throughout his 20-year career, Clark has driven diverse teams working across all facets of design. From conceptualization to final execution, he successfully navigates the intricacies of global brand design and rollout while developing and inspiring creative talent along the way. In 2010, Clark launched Chase Design Group’s New York arm. Under his leadership, it has developed into a thriving office that supports a variety of national and international clients. Not only has the work resonated with consumers, it has also been widely recognized by the design community including: CA, Print, GDUSA, The Pentawards, The Telly Awards, The Addy Awards, and many others. Outside of Chase Design Group, Clark enjoys a successful career in fine arts. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. In 2016, his work was short-listed for a permanent installation in New York City. Current and previous clients include: Anheuser-Busch, Animal Planet, CVS Pharmacy, The CW Network, Califia Farms, Cranium, Discovery Channel, Disney, Harpoon, Hershey, Kind, MTV, Mattel, Nestlé, Nickelodeon, Pfizer, P&G, Sam Adams, Solid Gold Pet Foods, Stila Cosmetics, SuperShuttle, Target, and X2 Energy.

THE FUTURE OF THE GRAPHIC DESIGN BUSINESS?
By far the biggest challenge is sustainability. We are at a critical point where we’re going to have to figure out meaningful changes to the way we consume. There are promising initiatives like Loop by Terracycle, though we are a long way off from figuring out how to not just offset, but truly reduce our impact.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Santa Rosa CA / Hastings on Hudson NY

DID YOU GO TO DESIGN SCHOOL?
I did not

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA?
Trying to quit, but Instagram

FAVORITE TELEVISION BINGE WATCH?
The Great British Baking Show

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Radiolab

FAVORITE BOOK?
40 Stories by Donald Barthelme

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Jackie Brown

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
David Altmejd, Al Held, Philip Guston, Jonas Wood, many more.

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Pan-Mass Challenge, fundraiser for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Painting

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER?
A painter. (Clark is standing in front of one of his paintings in photo above.)

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