Todd Irwin

Principal. Exec. Creative Director.

Todd is the founder and Creative Director of DC3, where he conceptualizes and produces brand identities and campaigns, and anything a brand needs that's creative. Todd has produced work for Nikon, Lacoste, Coca Cola, Remy Martin, Monique Lhuillier, and New York’s 7th on Sixth Fashion Shows to name a few. He has also set up stand alone creative projects such as PUNKHOuse, Sawyer Skates, SpexClub, and Schoolit whilst being featured in numerous publications such as PDN and ADWEEK.


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David Levy

Senior Copywriter / Strategist

David is best known for his long tenured relationship as a messaging strategist and senior copywriter for Apple. Winning multiple awards, specifically for his work on the branding and positioning for Apple’s Keynote product. David has also conceived, written & directed high-profile campaigns for iconic brands (Sprite, Saturn cars, Motorola phones, IBM) in print, video, and digital media — with a special interest (and long experience) in the marriage of media on the Internet. As a creative leader, he’s mentored & rallied teams with diverse artistic and technical skills, while collaborating with strategists, nurturing client relationships, & juggling budgets — both at big agencies (Ogilvy, Riney, DraftFCB) and smaller shops (Thirsty Eye, OneCelledAnimal).


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John Kapenga

Art Director.

John plays an integral role at DC3 as art director and idea generator. Having graduated from Western Michigan University's School of Art, one of the country's leading Art Schools, John brings to the table a keen eye and innate sense of design and culture.


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Michael Yamagata

Graphic Designer.

A graduate of Western Michigan University, Michael is a talented digital artist with a strong sense of design. His creative approach allows him to communicate in all 6,700 languages, including Klingon. Michael enjoys reading Nancy Drew, playing competitive backgammon, and falls asleep every night to computer sound effects of babbling brooks.


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Jessica McGhee

Graphic Designer

A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Jess is a skilled Graphic Designer with a keen sense of style and sophistication that has helped us transform client communications. Jess is highly motivated and endlessly devoted to typography, imagery, and concept exploration.


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Julia Cheng

Copywriter / Project Manager

Julia is a resident wordsmith at dc3. A graduate from Vassar College, Julia recently got her M.A. in English Literature from Columbia. She came to DUMBO as a die-hard epicure from Shanghai with a penchant for literary critique and an eye for detail. Julia conceptualizes brand stories, copy-edits feverishly, and manages projects with the creative team. Outside her day job, she can be found slurping shoyu ramen, sampling pickles from various farmer's market, and sniffing books at The Strand.


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David Freiman

Graphic Designer

David, a native New Yorker, earned his BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts. His meticulous and refined approach to design is the product of years devoted to typography, illustration and meditation. David's interests span across a wide, wide spectrum -- hence his range of professional experiences in healthcare, gamification and branding. In his non-graphic design life, David enjoys doodling, running and drumming, all at the same time.


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Zachary Ruden

Graphic Designer

Jack of all trades, master of none, Zach will try to do almost anything but often fails. Given his fickle success rate, he makes many attempts hoping that, by the grace of chance, his efforts are not in vain. Demonstrating an impressive variety of obnoxious antics, he has been called "annoying" by his coworkers. Zach has a tendency to tell you things more than once, but not anything important.


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