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  • L. David Stewart, M.S.R.E, M.B.A.

    International New Media Strategist

    Chicago, IL

Professor/Designer/Marketing Strategist - all in one! Academically trained as an architect, L. David received his B.A. in Architectural Studies in 2003. From there he pursued architecture working in various firms from 2005 -2008. In 2008 Mr. Stewart completed his first Master’s Degree , and met with a turbulent market after the real estate bubble crashed. Where most of an architectural background struggled, Mr. Stewart moved into consultancy with his hybrid design and marketing companies, Design AnalySynth/Knowpe!!! Honing his skills, he went on to complete a MBA with a focus in marketing in 2012 after 3 yrs. of consulting, on projects ranging from strategic design, to graphic design and architectural design. With a diverse educational background, that includes over 12 years in architecture, (residential, commercial, institutional, drafting and design) 16 years of graphic design, and 7 solid years of Marketing in various capacities (Social media strategist, PPC, SEO, SEM, branding, product marketing management, experience marketing, and more), as well as international marketing experience with work in countries such as Canada, England, and Haiti, Mr. Stewart has an evolving perspective professionally and has a diverse pool of experiences to draw from. Currently Mr. Stewart has entered into academia, teaching at Harrington College of Design where he is sharing some of his innovative processes to students merging social media, design and marketing. With almost two years of teaching French exchange students in the practical usages of digital marketing with a professional practice twist Professor student is working on creating the future marketing and advertising execs throughout America and Europe. Mr. Stewart's approach to marketing has gotten proven results as well as his work as a designer that is renowned. Combined experiences as well as lateral thinking and education make Mr. Stewart an asset for any organization willing to think OUT the box.

Work Samples

  • Graphic Design

  • Photography

  • Communication Design & Brand Identity

Work History

  • Adjunct Professor

    • Harrington College of Design
    • Jul 2013 - Present (4 years 4 months)

    • Adjunct Professor teaching MCD 510 New Media Seminar to French exchange students, engaging them in the history of new media as well as various new media tools in a studio-like environment with the intentions of integrating marketing background with new media to create strategies for simulated and real companies in an agency like environment. Also teaching BUS 348 Professional Practice, to American Interior Design Students, instilling to Senior Undergraduate students the rigors of the business of interior design

  • Marketing Director (Consultant)

    • Blacklines of Design
    • Jun 2012 - Present (5 years 5 months)

    Marketing Director for Design magazine out of NY, focused on diversity within various modes of design that is outside the purview of mainstream media.

  • Chief Management Strategist

    Boutique Marketing firm that is focused on providing services in the area of, Social Media Management, Branding, and Communication Design for various small and medium organizations throughout North America

    o Client List: NIZM, S.W.E.A.T. Fitness, ICMS, Senator Richard Durbin, Think Don’t Shoot, QCDC (Quad Communities Development Corporation) Carbondale Park District, FYF, LYD, Adonis Wheels, Brian K Ellison Design (BKE), The Gaston Firm, Blacklines of Design Magazine.

  • Admissions Advisor

    • American InterContinental University
    • Nov 2011 - Nov 2012 (1 year)

    Served as a clearinghouse for students in seeking to improve their lives via the tool of education and assisting them through the process of enrollment and advising on critical decisions throughout.
    Enrolled students in Associates, Bachelors & Master's level curricula.
    Assisted in hiring process with Director of Admissions
    Dialed 100-125 students daily

  • Co-Chair Partnership Committee

    • National Black MBA Association
    • Feb 2009 - Dec 2009 (10 months)

    Worked on Partnership Committee and overseen the Graphic design of all documentation from the committee and created partnership with Chicago Chapter of NBMBAA and Dept of State.

  • Electrical/Physical Designer

    • Sargent & Lundy
    • Nov 2008 - Aug 2009 (9 months)

    Worked as designer/draftsman on Fossil Power plants. Creating and modifying construction documents via Microstation and AutoCAD 2009, in close collaboration with electrical engineers.

  • Intern Architect

    • Onyx Architectural Services
    • Jul 2005 - Jun 2006 (11 months)

    Created and modified construction documents in AutoCad 2004 for various residential and institutional projects.
    Served as Asst. Project Manager on C. Jackson residence, working vendors and fielding client inquiries.

  • Intern

    • UIC City Design Center
    • Oct 2002 - May 2003 (7 months)

    Worked on Design Matters Website with Roberta Feldman
    Assisted in the Hope VI Grant Project in Chicago, IL
    Day to day organization of files and paperwork

  • National Student Rep/ Executive Director

    • National Organization of Minority Architecture Students
    • Jan 2000 - 2003 (3 years 10 months)

    Reorganized the managerial structure of the student organization on a national level to improve efficiency.
    Expanded chapters from 8 to 25
    Worked with other allied organizations including AIAS, APA, & Alpha Rho Chi.
    Worked with parent organization (N.O.M.A.) to expand awareness of African-American architects in the United States, via conventions, and newsletter and other events.
    Worked with student chapters to ensure compliance with organizational requests, standards and practices

  • Intern

    • VOA Associates
    • Jun 1998 - Jan 2001 (2 years 7 months)

    Worked on Construction Documents for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and worked with team who did executed Punchlist for Design firm.
    Created Healthcare standard details in Autocad for future projects related to NMH


  • American InterContinental University

    • MBA Marketing , Branding
    • 2011 - 2012

    MBA degree with a focus on marketing and branding of products, services and concepts.

  • Turner School of Construction Management

    • Certificate Construction Management
    • 2011 - 2011

    7 week program that went over the core elements and aspects with regards to Construction Management in the 21st century and resulted in certificate From Turner School of Construction Management

  • Roosevelt University

    • Masters of Science Real Estate
    • 2007 - 2008
  • University of Toronto

    • 2003 - 2004
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Bachelor of Arts Architectural Studies
    • 1999 - 2003
  • Freie Universität Berlin

    • Architectural History Anthropology
    • 2001 - 2001

    Study Abroad in Berlin during the Summer 2001. Curriculum was Architectural History of Berlin and Anthropology Past and Present of Germany