"I cannot be more grateful to have been taken under Dave's wing. I've learned and grown more managed by him than any other manager I've had. He was equal parts sensei and sounding board. He was an advocate for my professional growth. He's full of compassion, approachable and warm, and a wellspring of creative ideas. When you think you've thought of everything, Dave offers a different perspective. And he was beloved and respected by everyone in the organization. Anyone would be lucky to have him on their team!"
"Dave’s intuitive, with an ability to craft a brand’s voice in a way that resonates with their audience. He's also smart as a whip, able to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of a client’s product, competitive landscape and industry within hours of starting an assignment—even with really complex, B2B, technical products. Clients love him."
"Dave is that unicorn that everyone is seeking. I’d need words crafted by Dave to attempt to describe what an amazingly talented writer he is, because “amazingly talented” doesn’t do him justice. The feats he pulls off in the form of copy are pretty phenomenal."
"Dave is one of the best people I've worked with. He is smart, very creative, and very collaborative. I would recommend him to anyone who needs for a sharp writer who also knows how to successfully manage others."
"Dave is a creative professional. He can tell stories, educate users and generate demand. Dave is aware of business landscapes and can effectively navigate the balance between customers and organizational constraints. He is easy to work with and I look forward to the next opportunity I have to partner with someone as balanced as Dave."
"Dave is an extremely talented writer and strategic thinker. On any project you can count on Dave to bring some very unique, outside-the-box ideas to the table. He is up-to-date on all the latest web and social marketing technologies. (In fact, he is our informal tech guru.) As a supervisor he is extremely organized and I have watched him mentor an intern to a full-level copywriter on several occasions. And did I mention he’s great at presenting, too?"
"Dave is a well-rounded creative leader. I've been impressed with his artistic eye and his can-do attitude. He brings unusual as well as realistic big ideas to many campaigns, he is also a skilled director and sets a great example for the junior writers he has helped along. He is highly recommended."
INFANTS & TODDLERS (0-2)
Look man, you're going to be exhausted. That's just the way it goes. The rewards are there, and they'll get better and better, so just hold on and try to grab some sleep whenever and wherever you can.
VIDEO: Get a second language started early on — in a fun and effective way.
PRODUCT: Just enough hallway light, when you have a sleepy child around.
PRODUCT: Try a lady bug night light with stars and a timer that will last.
PRODUCT: Don't fumble for keys to unlock your door with a sleepy infant.
PRODUCT: Opt for a nice comfy chair for toddlers that won't easily tip over.
PRODUCT: Try a very smart use of space for all of your toy storage needs.
BOOK: Read a unique story that's fun for the dad and the baby/toddler.
PRODUCT: Make food prep less exhausting with these ceramic scissors.
It doesn't get any cuter than this. It may get more amusing or you may feeler prouder later on, but this is peak adorability. You will get kindness from many a stranger just by proxy for the munchkin you have tagging along.
VIDEO: The Mister Rogers TV reboot is scientifically proven to make kids better.
PRODUCT: Skip the luxury stroller for a lightweight, inexpensive travel stroller.
PRODUCT: Replace your regular toilet seat for one that everyone can use.
TOY: Kids love mad lab goo slime... especially the variety of bright colors.
TOY: This tricycle secretly doubles as a stroller and helps prepare for biking.
VIDEO: This Pixar animation can really inform and entertain at an early age.
BOOK: Excellent book set as a companion to the aforementioned Pixar film.
PRODUCT: This light projector puts waves on the ceiling & doubles as a cool drum.
PRODUCT: A preschooler's gotta eat. And this bento box makes it fun and stylish.
PRODUCT: Traveling with a toddler? These headphones help with the entertainment.
PRODUCT: You don't have to spend a lot on a portable potty. This works great.
KINDER KIDS (5-6)
Now's where you start getting hilarious surprises. They're picking up random things you said—that you didn't expect them to cling to—and they repeat it as if it was important. It's funny, but now you have to think before you speak.
SUBSCRIPTION: Start STEM now with this monthly box of activities.
PRODUCT: Get them to pay attention to time with this truly SILENT clock.
GAME: Got a Switch? Keep them active with this dance game.
PRODUCT: Want brushing to be your child's favorite thing? Get this brush & app.
GAME: This is a great age for a classic game from your childhood.
PRODUCT: This is a kid-friendly version of frisbee that goes far and doesn't hurt.
1ST GRADERS (6-7)
Now they want to do things for themselves, but get emotional when they struggle. You're going to get tempted to start sharing things like Star Wars or Wonder Woman... but they're not as ready as they think they are.
BOOKS: May seem like base humor, but these books are clever & expand vocabulary.
GAME: Creative artwork with expansion packs, this is a game for the whole family.
GAME: A unique game to help get the started on building strategy skills.
PRODUCT: Time for a bigger desk? This adjustable desk will grow with your child.
BOOK: If they're ready to wade into Harry Potter, get the illustrated version.
PRODUCT: You probably have a tablet. This versatile stand makes life easier.
2ND GRADERS (7-8)
This is good stuff. They're funny, but awkward. They adore you and play pretend with more focus and energy. They're reading cooler things on their own and they're starting to like some of your music and movies. You've got a fan.
BOOKS: Weird is wonderful and these books inspire a love for the weird side of science.
GAME: Who says screen time isn't good exercise? Not the makes of this this game.
PRODUCT: Are they asking about camping yet? Might be time for this this tent.
BOOK: Now's the time to them on the graphic novel path.