Wade Dansby

Art Director / Senior Designer

New York, NY, USA
Wade Dansby is an Art Director/ Senior Designer, with outstanding experience designing for world class Cultural Arts institutions (Museums, Performing Arts and Universities) as well as Healthcare, Food, Legal, Education and Sporting Goods.

Work Experience


Art Director, Graphic Design, Illustration, Motion Graphics

January 2001 - New York, New York, United States

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Contract Senior Designer

Branding and Marketing Design. Print and Digital Advertising.
February 2016 - July 2016 New York, New York, United States

LaPlaca Cohen

Senior Designer / Print, Digital & Broadcast Production Lead

Strategy, Branding, Design, and full service Advertising firm specializing in Cultural Arts clients. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, New-York Historical Society, Rubin Museum, Copper-Hewitt, Joyce Dance Theater, Metropolitan Opera and more.
September 2005 - February 2016 New York, New York, United States

Ground UP Productions

Art Director (Graphics) / Company Producer / Board Member

Co-founded Off-Broadway theater company with two friends. Primarily created original 2-4 show identities per year. Also some web design, producing, house management, set design, sound design, property design, carpentry, video, and photography thrown in.
May 2005 - July 2014 New York, United States

Gruner & Jahr

Art Director, Corporate Sales & Marketing

I worked as Art Director for their corporate sales division until they sold off Parent, Child, See Padres, Inc, Fast Company, and Fitness Magazines to Meredith corp.
January 2005 - August 2005 New York, United States

Duke University Health

Contract Senior Designer

Internal Creative Department, part of Duke University Hospitals. Designed identities for programs and weekly publication.
December 2003 - December 2004 North Carolina, United States

A Southern Season

Contract Senior Designer / Photographer

Gourmet & Specialty Food Retailer and Mail-order Catalog.
August 2002 - November 2003 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States


Digital Designer / Photographer

Web site designer and developer. Flash designer and developer. Photographer. Company is no longer in business.
August 2000 - January 2002 North Carolina, United States

Blue Cross & Blue Shield Of NC

Senior Designer / Technology Lead / Digital Designer

Created in house, collateral and advertising design. Created and managed their first and second generation web sites in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Developed their first online provider database.
October 1996 - July 2000 North Carolina, United States

Perfomance, Inc

Art Director

Hired as Graphic Designer. Promoted to Asst. Art Director. Finally Art Director. Created, developed and managed their first and second generation web sites in 1994 and 1996 respectively. But the time I left they had a full online catalog with orders coming in.
August 1990 - October 1996 North Carolina, United States


Photographer / Silk Screener / Tech Consultant / Production Asst.

Started as a production assistant the summer of my high school graduation. Stayed with them all through design school, working on freelance and small production pieces. After graduation was used as tech consultant on design software. Later on did Architectural Photography. Worked with them until I moved to NYC.
July 1985 - July 2004 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States


North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Graphic Design

Cum Laude
August 1986 - June 1990 North Carolina, United States



SILVER - Identity



GOLD - Identity



GOLD - Printed Collateral



Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Excel, Flash, Illustrator, Indesign, Keynote , Photoshop, Powerpoint, Quark Xpress, Word,