A little bit about me

I'm Dave Huffman and I'm an interactive creative director.

I've always had a keen interest in the magical place where technology and creativity intersect, going as far back to the mid to late 90's, when I was informally teaching web design to print designers and professors at the School of Visual Arts. I have a strategic, user-centered, value driven approach, and take great pride in bringing design craft coupled with innovative technology to my clients and their users to deliver "wow" experiences.

Over the years I've had the opportunity to create or direct a bit of everything, websites, marketing campaigns, live interactive events and apps for a wide variety of clients including, USA Today, Bluefly, The Tata Group, Ralph Rucci, Marubeni, & Neutral Digital.

For the past two years, I've been the Director of Creative Services at Volusion, responsible for leading all aspects of the creative services offering. Delivering solutions for SMB and Enterprise clients on the Volusion and Mozu platforms. Clients range from prêt-à-porter fashion retailers, omni-channel national hardware chains, political campaigns & small local businesses to pure online entrepreneurs.

For 10 years prior to Volusion, I spearheaded the interactive creative team for STC Associates, a boutique, NYC headquartered consultancy. I led a global team of designers and developers in the ideation, design and execution of a wide variety of materials ranging from websites, apps, landing pages and email marketing, to print materials, live events and branding. Some notable clients and projects included; Tata Group subsidiaries like Tata Communications and Zoya, creating the first website for fashion designer Ralph Rucci, and taking USA Today's Superbowl AdMeter voting online for the first time in 2013.

Prior to STC, I was the Creative Director at CarbonMedia, an interactive consultancy and marketing automation developer, guiding the UI/UX & visual design of their SaaS products as well as consulting with their users.

I attended the School of Visual Arts and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design.

In addition to digital creative work I also enjoy traditional creative pursuits like painting, screen printing, book binding, photography, wood working, and cooking.

I currently reside in the Austin, TX area with my wife and two dogs.

Areas of expertise and interest

Digital strategy and execution

Brand strategy and execution

Marketing strategy and execution

User Experience (UX) design

User Interaction (UI) design

Responsive design, strategy and execution

Sketch / Adobe CC / Principle / InVision

HTML, CSS, javascript / AJAX / JSON / PHP

SEO / SEM strategy and execution

Agile / Scrum / Kanban

Client, project and account management

Motion design, animation and video production

Awards, Accolades and Affiliations

2014 Volusion Impact Award

First Place
2013 AT&T Mobile App Austin Hackathon

IxDA: Interaction Design Association

Platinum Award
2013 MarCom Awards
Of Wit and Will

Platinum Award
2013 MarCom Awards
Chado Ralph Rucci

2000 AIGA portfolio show

Platinum Award
May 2013 Hermes Awards
Ralph Rucci Official Website

Flashmoto.com "Best Of"

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