David Arcadia

David Arcadia

Creative Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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David Arcadia

David Arcadia

Creative Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
David has been a multi-disciplined visual communicator for +15 years, working with high profile agencies, global corporations, startups, art collectives & independents Recent projects include a focus on solidarity with independent unions & workers co-ops. Inspired by activist artists, rebel economists, culture jammers, folk heroes & cyberpunk futurists You will find him always thinking about purpose, disrupting the disruptors, targeting agencies that work with highly polluting clients & writing a dystopian psy-faction novel — armed with a hundred thousand words in type, endless poems, many hats & rhyming his way through life in an archaic style with a spirit for connecting the dots & around 21st-century economics, art ✗ design & the third culture; also known as the edge … He shares the same birthday as Blake & the Queen Anne’s Revenge — leading a double life as a subvertiser & tee merchant [ ... ] — diverse skillset ranges: a history of ideas, art directing early-stage startups, leading design in cross-functional teams at innovation-led agencies, creating International Creative Campaigns & Multi-Platform Interactive Experiences — the primary directive is purpose; combating the apathy towards values in design that has previously dominated the industry. Aligning with industry insiders who are working to reshape the creative field to tackle climate change. Rejecting (or rewiring) briefs that fail to meet the challenges & championing projects that have a beneficial ecological impact. Using lasting & democratic forms of communication. Holding wayward corporations to account. Even wild visions, like a paradigm shift towards a #truecost marketplace of the future; where the price of every product tells the ecological truth — dedicated to projects that converge on radical change, ethical design, cultural interventions, education, medicine, public awareness, conservation, social impact campaigns, fundraising, nonprofits, journalism, information design, humanitarian aid & committed to providing access to professional design for those who couldn’t otherwise afford it, but would benefit immensely from its application. If you are an unfunded activist group, mutual aid network or radical libertarian project, I will work with you for zerofee
Work history
    Arcadia.cx logo
    Arcadia.cx logo
    Creative Art DirectorArcadia.cx
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    David Arcadia logo
    David Arcadia logo
    DesignerDavid Arcadia
    London, United KingdomFreelance
Skills
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Writing
  • Digital Arts
  • Ethical Design
Education
    Climate Designers UK logo
    Climate Designers UK logo
    Creative professionals taking climate actionClimate Designers UK
    London, United Kingdom
    University for the Creative Arts logo
    University for the Creative Arts logo
    Graphic CommunicationUniversity for the Creative Arts
     - United Kingdom