David Cleaves

Head of Creative, Munich

David Cleaves is Head of Creative, Munich at argodesign, helming the effort to build a leading design consultancy in Germany.

David moved to Europe in 2013 to work at frogdesign in its German home studio. While Executive Creative Director at frog, he established long-term client relationships with a range of European companies, including Porsche, Volkswagen, Audi, and Montblanc.He left frog to join BMW Group Design, where he led the department responsible for Advanced User Experience Design, including concept cars, apps, series vehicles, and BMW’s in-car intelligent agent.

For the first ten years of his career, he worked as a user experience designer on websites, software applications, mobile apps, and digital strategies for clients in North and South America, including six years with Razorfish, where he led the UX team on the complete redesign of Delta Airlines’s digital ecosystem as well as a six-country digital strategy and redesign for Nextel Latin America.

In the year between his BA and MFA at the University of Texas at Austin, David taught American language and literature in Germany on a Fulbright fellowship. In his spare time, David enjoys writing fiction and learning European languages. He speaks German, Spanish, and French and is learning Italian.