AUSTIN, Texas—David B. Holston, former manager of creative services in the Resource Development Office at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed creative director in the university’s Office of Public Affairs, effective April 1.
Holston will manage the former Design Center staff and have responsibility for creating and maintaining a high quality, full-service design unit to meet the needs of the university community. He will lead Public Affairs’ efforts to bring greater consistency and unity to university communications vehicles through implementation of graphics standards and guidelines.
“Dave’s experience in managing design activities, implementing corporate identity systems and developing branding strategies will be a valuable new asset in the university’s public relations portfolio,” said Don Hale, vice president for public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
Holston, 38, joined the Resource Development Office at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2001. Before joining the university, he was creative director at Wavefly Corp. and Blue Byte Software Inc., both of Austin.
Before moving to Austin, he was senior art director at Signature Communications in Philadelphia. Holston was a graphic designer at Martin Marietta Services Group and Lockheed Martin Services Group before joining Signature Communications. He began his career as a graphic designer at General Electric Corp. in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Holston learned and developed his art, design and graphic skills at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Drexel University, the Philadelphia College of Art and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He is a member of the board of the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
He and his wife, Rose, live in Lago Vista, Texas.