Dave Gilbert has been writing copy, creating graphics, producing publications, and developing Websites for more than 30 years. He has worked for a publicly traded marketing firm, a non-profit historical association, and the federal government. He has created award-winning books, print ads, trail guides, program booklets, a curriculum guide, and several Websites. Awards include an ADDY Award for Creative Excellence (1995), two Interpretive Media Awards from the Association of Partners for Public Lands (1996 and 1997), two Excellence in Interpretation Awards from the National Association for Interpretation (1998 and 1999), and a Gold Screen Award of Excellence from the National Association of Government Communicators (2008).

Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration. Jeffrey Zeldman

As a free-lance writer, designer and editor, Dave Gilbert has created media for the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) and their predecessor, the Conference of National Park Cooperating Associations (CNPCA); Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (APCWS); the Civil War Trust; Eastern National Parks & Monuments Association; Harpers Ferry Park Association; National Park Service; Shenandoah Natural History Association; Shepherd University; and the Virginia Border Collie Association.

Calling upon this breadth of experience and expertise, Dave Gilbert Graphic Design is uniquely positioned to create, develop, and produce media for heritage organizations, historical societies, and non-profit associations. Inspect our samples of work to learn more about how we can help you.