David Vogin

Art Director + Designer + Illustrator

Frederick (historical), MD, USA
Design director, art director, designer, and illustrator, I am passionate about design on all levels and work hard to produce award-winning creative that goes beyond a clients expectations. Concepting, design development, production and prepress, I enjoy the entire process. From print collateral, publication design, online advertising, web sites and logos to billboards, outdoor and trade show design…big and small I’ve designed for it and have enjoyed every minute along the way.

Work Experience


Senior Art Director

Art director and designer for several national publications.
September 2013 - Present District of Columbia, United States

David Vogin Illustration


Assignment illustrator for editorial, non-profit and corporate clients. Vintage, textured, collage style created through incorporating found objects and memorabilia, with photography and text. Clients include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, More Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, ForbesLife Magazine, Time Life, Major League Baseball, AARP the Magazine, AIGA, Seattle Magazine among others. Currently represented by the David Goldman Agency (www.davidgoldmanagency.com)
• 2012 Communication Arts Illustration Annual.
• 2011 Communication Arts Illustration Annual.
• 2011 District 2 Gold ADDY in illustration.
• 2010 Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, SOI53 Exhibition in the Institutional category.
• Reviewed by Format Magazine April 2010
• Featured illustrator on the art blog, Escape Into Life (www.escapeintolife.com) June 2010
• Featured illustrator on the design blog Aqua Velvet (www.aqua-velvet.com) August 2010
July 2004 - Frederick, Maryland, United States

314 Design


Extensive experience designing an assortment of business collateral including DVD and CD packaging, posters, books and book covers, newsletters, magazines, invitations, publicity materials, education materials, trade show display and conference materials, brochures,
web-graphics, signage, banners, logos and identity systems.
January 2003 - September 2013 Frederick, Maryland, United States

RidgeRunner Publishing

Consulting Art Director

Served as art director and designer for Smart Company Magazine, a bi-monthly business magazine for Washington and Frederick Counties in Maryland. Designed the premier issue and set up templates and style sheets for junior designers and magazine staff to use. Ongoing responsibilities include overall art direction of magazine, designing features and cover, art direction of photo shoots and commissioning original illustration.

Served as consulting art director and designer for all Ridgerunner Publishing publications, including Hagerstown Magazine, Peak Season Magazine, HM Home, Due North, The Hagerstown and Washington Counties Visitors Guide, Garrett County Adventure Guide and more.
January 2008 - October 2011 Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

AARP The Magazine

Associate Art Director

Responsible for design and layout of features and departments; assigning and art directing original illustrations and photography; retouching and color correcting hires art. Also served as art director for regional editions of the magazine.
June 2003 - July 2004 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

WorkHorse Creative

Creative Director

Design and art direct a wide range of materials including corporate collateral, music and video packaging, logo and identity design, publication and catalog design, trade and commercial advertising. Other responsibilities include hiring full time and freelance designers, management of staff designers, tracking of jobs, participating in client meetings and sales calls, design of company web site.
1997 - 2002 Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Photo Effects

Graphic Designer

Started creative services department for pre-press firm. Job responsibilities included meeting with clients, estimating jobs, designing print collateral, packaging, logos and ads for a national client base. Also designed company web site and promotional materials.
1995 - 1997 Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Discovery Communications, Inc.

Graphic Designer

Full time freelance designer for the parent company of The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. Part of a 7 member design group that worked on all design materials for Discovery. Designed press kits, start-up kits for new programming, brochures, logos and trade advertising.
1993 - 1994 Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Communication Arts

Illustration Annual


Communication Arts

Illustration Annual


Society Of Illustrators

Silver Medal SOI53 / Institutional



Brand Identity, Collateral Design, Digital Illustration, Editorial Illustration, Graphic Design, Identity Design, Logo Design, Photo Illustration, Publication Design, Typography, Print Design And Layout,

Additional Information

Have received honors for design from Graphis Magazine, Print’s Regional Design Annual, Society of Publication Designers, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, DC, and American Corporate Identity.

Member of AIGA