Dave Linabury has over 20 years experience in strategy, branding and user experience. He excels at ensuring our clients’ marketing aligns with their business goals.
Dave has created names, taglines, and branding for dozens of companies, He has architected websites for some of the most well-known brands, including Chevrolet, USPS, US Navy, OnStar, ACDelco, and Walsh College.
He is an internationally recognized blogger and is a frequent speaker and panelist at major social media forums and universities. Dave joined Element5 in 2016, managing Brand, Strategy, User Experience, Quality Assurance, and Development .
Dave has been working digitally since 1984 when he bought his first Macintosh. By 1987, he had authored two programs and by 1994 won his first award for Web site design. Since then he has worked with a variety of companies, including the Los Alamos National Laboratories, IDEO and Disney. He has won over 20 Web awards, including a Webby for his personal blog, Davezilla.com.
If there’s one cause Dave stands for its accessibility. As a former Executive Vice-President for Campbell Ewald, Dave had government clients who needed to maintain AA and AAA compliance for Section 508. Dave suffered from cataracts at an early age and that further drove his passion for making websites accessible and easy to use.
One of Dave’s more well-known projects was NAVYForMoms™—an online community over over 90,000—supporting the mothers of our sailors. The community has been featured on Oprah, in Wired and in the New York Times. It won the Silver Effie in 2009, Best Military Site of 2009 and the Gold Echo Award. There is even an entire book about NAVYForMoms™ and the community is lauded in Guy Kawasaki’s 2011 bestseller, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions.
Dave enjoys collecting West African art, drawing, and spending time with his family at their cottage. Dave has won over two dozen awards for his 20-year-old humor blog, Davezilla.com.