Dave Dawson joins Patronage as Managing Partner & Creative Director

We’re expanding our design and strategic capacity to help our growing list of clients continue to run successful digital programs.

As our work at Patronage branches out into ever more exciting directions, we’ve been lucky to steadily build a team equipped to handle the wide array of challenges that digital teams face. We’re excited to welcome Dave Dawson as Managing Partner & Creative Director and the newest member of the Patronage team.

Cottleston Pie client logos

No stranger to our work, Dave’s New York-based creative studio, Cottleston Pie, has been a frequent design collaborator with Patronage since we started the company in 2013. 

Dave brings over 15 years of experience leading the design of campaigns, websites, and products for wonderful organizations including Obama 2012, Smithsonian, Film at Lincoln Center, ACLU, Sierra Club, CreativeMornings, Partners In Health, The Human Rights Campaign, It Gets Better Project, Harper’s Magazine, Film Comment Magazine, Need to Impeach, Yale University, New York Institute of Technology, NextGen Climate, the National Audubon Society, Sundance Film Festival, Surfrider Foundation, and dozens more.

His wealth of experience in creative direction, marketing & product design, and history of leading successful projects has already made Dave an invaluable asset, and significantly expands our capabilities as we look to take on new challenges in the years ahead.

Welcome to the team, Dave! Glad to have you on board.