I have an exceptional ability to tell stories in a way that can emotionally connect those who need help with those who can help. I have thirty years experience creating content, medium, and form, through three careers as a photojournalist, software developer, and graphic designer. I specialize in creating cutting-edge multimedia products for common-good advocacy projects. My expertise is in complex and difficult issues that intimately affect ordinary people : war, human rights abuses, disasters, and environmental change.
I create the structure, concept, design, and content for eBook apps (using my own software platform), as well as for common eBooks.
See the Apps Portfolio
I design logos, collateral, websites, eBooks, and other digital and print projects.
(See Design in Projects, below)
Antoine Goff [Video] Introducing Antoine Goff, wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 11 years, created for the Northern California Innocence Project.
The Search for the Missing [PDF] A draft of a book about forensic investigations to find the missing from war and disaster, and to discover their identities. Warning: contains very graphic images.
Catstantinople [PDF] A graphic novel (95% true) about a photojournalist in Istanbul, his writer girlfriend, and their cats. All original photography and art.
Fire Season [PDF] Photography from wildland firefighting in California.
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp [Slideshow] A rough cut of a day in the life of the Pine Grove camp for young juvenile prisoners.
Pine Grove Audio/Photo Sampler [Slideshow] Sample photographs and audio from the Pine Grove camp for young juvenile prisoners.
David’s work as a photographer speaks for itself and needs no recommendation from me. But I would add this: He is not only immensely talented, but genuinely fun and easy to be around. That combination is not often found in nature.
David is one of the most creative and hard-working people I’ve collaborated with. He understands clients’ needs but always seeks to push the boundaries to find a new and exciting solution. I’ve known him since 1990’s Prague…and he is completely wacky and fun.
David Gross is terrific. He skillfully designed, coded and produced a website and iPad app for my multi-media project on the Iraq war. It’s hard to imagine working as easily and efficiently with anyone else. He’s unique — a photographer who codes, a coder with a designer’s eye. His heart as well as his skills go into every project he works on.
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