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About Me::

bio pictureStake Creative Design is the creation of David Copestakes, graphic designer, illustrator, poster maker, and all around nice guy. David's work has been recognized nationally and internationally, including the publications HOW magazine, GDUSA, Rockport, UCDA, AIGA and American Illustration. He has been a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of AIGA for over 10 years and currently sits on the executive board.

His work focuses on various social and humanitarian issues such as animal rights, child welfare, suicide prevention, and sustainability.

David holds an Associates of Arts degree from Bucks County Community College, a BFA in graphic design from Arcadia University and a MFA in Graphic and Interactive Design from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.

David currently resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and son and is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art and Design at Arcadia University. Other than graphic design, he enjoys hiking, camping.




Recent and Upcoming Events

The Empty Bowl Project

I'm participating in this years Empty Bowl Project at Arcadia Univeristy. Monday November 14, 2011 at Grey Towers Castle. For more information, check out The Empty Bowl Project.

GD USA American Graphic Design Awards

See my work in the upcoming GDUSA design annual.

Morristown EcoCenter Art Exhibition

Thin invitational exhibition consisted of sixty works from 25 artists focusing largely on the theme of sustainability. Curator: Richard Feldman. Morristown EcoCenter, Morristown, NJ.

AIGA Philadelphia Internship Pledge

I've been involved with the Philadelphia chapter of AIGA for over 10 years. Of the many events and projects I've been involved in, one of things I'm proud of is drafting the Paid Internship Pledge. The pledge is has been taken by over 60 design studios and creative companies nation wide.