Black Ad Creator Series Part II: Dana Satterwhite

The hardest working man in show business' play cousin a.k.a. advertising

I've been getting request for more of this "Ad Creator" Series. It seems people need to see more of who's in the ad and design game. I completely understand that. It wasn't until I actually saw a black person in this business did I, 1) know that black people did this and 2) believe that I could do this too. So I found this guy, Dana Satterwhite. Man! He's worked for everybody and has done just about every ad known to man. What I really love is the diversity and range of his work. We do it all.

Here's some of his bio and work. It seems there is not room enough on the www to show all of his work.

Upon graduating from SUNY Binghamton in ’92, he went on to apprentice with a graphic designer for two years before attending the School of Visual Arts where he took his first course in advertising. An instant apostle, he traded New York for Boston where he enrolled in a Marketing and Advertising graduate program at Emerson College.

The completion of an internship afforded him an entry-level position in the studio of a 300-person agency, at the time, Arnold, Lawner, Fortuna, and Cabot, now Arnold Worldwide. He spent his days building mechanicals and completing basic design work for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fleet bank, McDonalds, Playskool, and The Hartford. Within months, he was working on the Volkswagen account and eventually became an integral part of the development of several successful brand campaigns.

In late April 2003, Dana returned to New York to creatively heralded London-based agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty before going on to pursue freelance copywriting, creative consulting, and client-direct work.

Agencies: Arnold Worldwide, Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty, and Gearon Hoffman and worked for DDB, Footsteps, Hill Holliday, J. Walter Thompson, Mullen, Ogilvy and Mather, Sanders Wingo, McCann Erikson, and Wieden + Kennedy among others... (Are their others?)

Awards and recognition: All of them MF'ers! (if I listed them all it might intimidate some brother into leaving the industry.

See more of Dana's prodigious workload here, although it may be easier to find the three ads he didn't do. Props to Dana. Everybody else you're not doing it right!
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