David McCradden | CD-Art Director


I'm not a big fan of writing these things about myself, so I'll keep in short and sweet. I grew up in North Carolina and moved to Chicago looking for adventure. Since moving to the Windy City, I have had a great time making a career creating ads that must pass the bar of "would I want to watch this?"

david.mccradden@gmail.com // 919-260-3765 

Work Experience

McGarryBowen // 4.2016 - Current
Associate Creative Director

Chicago Portfolio School // 4.2013 - 6.2016

Cavalry // 8.2012 - 3.2016
Associate Creative Director

DDB Chicago // 5.2011 - 8.2012
Art Director

Graphic Designer // 5.2005 - 5.2011

School Experience

Chicago Portfolio School // 4.2010 - 4.2011
Art Direction

UNC-Chapel Hill // 8.2001 - 5.2005
Journalism - Graphic Design

Life Experiences

Started a slow clap for Michael Jordan.

Taught more than 300 people about advertising while I was at Chicago Portfolio School.

Once conquered a 5 pound burrito named "El Gigante."

Designed a logo that was featured on South Korean TV and the Conan O'Brien Show.

Rode in the Cash Cab.