David has over 30-years of experience in brand development, design, advertising, marketing and early stage business development.

After working at ad agencies large and small, David established Barnum Design in 1998 and drove its evolution from a creative services studio into a brand strategy and web development firm focused on accelerating business inspiration into viable enterprise. The company also helped incubate new business through its Sweat Ventures subsidiary. In 2013, Barnum merged his operations with marketing firm Wasabi Rabbit to create a new breed of agency that combines quantitative analysis with imagination in order to create positive change for forward thinking businesses.

When he's not building brands, David continues his pursuit of fine art through painting and drawing, is a Sensei with World Seido Karate, cooks, skis, gardens and occasionally dodges traffic on his road bike.

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Photo by Reven Wurman

Photo by Reven Wurman