Deb Pang Davis
My hands were stained with darkroom chemicals and press ink. I can deliver a tiny logo or a hefty magazine spread. Guaranteed Smudge-Free™. In-between were the hands-on years of photo-retouching, setting type, darkroom work, being a hand model for a day (!), crafting compelling story packages, and mastering the intersection of brand experiences, readers, and business goals.
Grateful for that rich experience, I brought it to my work on the web, learning new technologies and how to stretch beyond print to a new set of potentials and constraints.
A creative at heart, I’m enthralled with Design itself: the principles that perfectly deliver a message. The message itself is essential to me—working with people who love life and want to make it more beautiful, more pleasurable, more luxurious for others, or who are driven to make life better—or even possible—for people in a faraway village.
I know that I am inseparable from my environment. It's only natural that I often work with people who care about sustainability and global issues.
I am Korean-American, born stateside, the first child of three, and the only daughter. Asian background? Then you’ll know the significance. My name in Korean, Yeon or Yun hoh (방연호), is roughly translated as “Yun” (flower of the lake) and “hoh” (big heart).
- Associate Professor
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Courses include: Marketing, branding, design-thinking: Craft Your Image, Introduction to Graphic Design, Advanced Design & Production, Typography. Lectures on entrepreneurship & marketing for photographers and other creative professionals
- Co-Director of Photography for Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt’s book, The Blue Planet Run.
We researched, gathered, and edited approximately 40-60,000 images and assigned about 40 photographers around the world.
- Art Director/Designer/Photography Director
Art direction, design, and photo direction for a bimonthly luxury travel magazine
- Associate Art Director
National Geographic Traveler
Art direction and design for bimonthly national consumer travel magazine
- Features Designer
Art direction and design of weekly business feature sections
- Lead Designer
Copley Northern Illinois Sun Publications
Design of weekly tabloid-sized community newspapers
- Design Editor
The Globe and Mail
Art direction and design for national Canadian daily broadsheet newspaper