David Spears


In addition to broad technical and aesthetic expertise, David brings design thinking, human-centered problem solving, and brand strategy to every project. Prior to Digital Health Strategies, David was the visual communications manager at the Shakespeare Theatre Company where he developed a new brand strategy that unified the sub brands and outlined a distinct visual language to encapsulate the company’s new mission.


Prior to Shakespeare Theatre Company, David worked at the American Psychological Association as a multimedia graphic designer, conceptualizing and executing a variety of campaigns directed towards psychologists and the general public. One such campaign raised awareness about human trafficking and provided recommendations to enhance research, education, and training. David ripped type and photographed in low-lit conditions as the basis for the visual system.


In addition to his role at Digital Health Strategies, David is an instructor for the Academy of Art University, where he also received an MFA in Graphic Design. He holds degrees in Psychology and Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and resides in Washington, D.C.


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