Mount Whitney, 2008

About David

David Butz is an award-winning graphic designer, web designer, and artist located in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California.

David brings experience, creativity, and technical expertise to every design job, working closely with clients to bring their ideas to life and ensure satisfaction with the completed project. David creates effective solutions, and his artistic talents have allowed him to create dynamic illustrations for many of his clients.

David provides design and production for the following items: logos, identities, branding, websites, wine labels, business cards, letterheads, envelopes, brochures, catalogs, newsletters, flyers, posters, banners, invitations, tickets, programs, menus, print advertising, promotional pieces, reports, packaging, maps, product design... and more!

A little more...

A Central Coast native, David has been a graphic designer for more than 25 years. David worked for Tom Jones Advertising in San Luis Obispo, Franklin Resources in San Mateo, and three years with Tintype Graphic Arts in San Luis Obispo before becoming self-employed in 1992. He started with two exciting projects, the Transit System Route Map for the San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority, and being named the 1993 San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival Graphic Designer.

A member of the Paso Robles Art Association, David served as the coordinator for its Artist Forum for over 2 1/2 years. He has exhibited his work at many venues in the North County, including eight solo shows and two joint shows. He's also participated in four Galaxy shows at the Paso Robles Public Library, the 2011 Color of Water show at Studios on the Park during the Paso Robles Festival of the Arts, and received eight ribbons in seven years from the California Mid-State Fair Art Show. He also participates in the Arts Obispo Open Studios Art Toureach October.

David won a Bank of America Achievement Award in Art and second place in the San Luis Obispo Art Center scholarship contest in 1981. He earned a BA in Applied Art and Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1986.

David is a board member of the Paso Robles Library Foundation, serving on the committee of the successful BookPlates fundraiser.