partner + jeep driver
Don’s kind of a big deal. Didn’t you know that?
Don graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Graphic Communication and a minor in Living It Up. He got his career started in the heyday of Fluid Design, a former Muskegon marketing agency, before starting his own design firm, Relevant, in 2006. After a few years, he felt like there was something missing, and that something was Andy and Jason. In 2010, Relevant and Qonverge became Revel, and the trifecta of awesome was complete. Now he spends his days as Revel’s Chief Brand Officer (CBO), an Account Manager, Media Manager, Partner, and he still somehow finds time to keep his goatee perfectly trimmed. Over the years, Don’s made quite a name for himself in the industry, winning multiple AAF Addy awards at the district, regional, and national levels. He was also recognized as one of Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Business Leaders, the Muskegon Chamber’s Future 15, and the Muskegon Chronicle’s 40 Under 40.
What else is Don into?
Outside the office, Don serves on the board of trustees for Muskegon Catholic Central and is also a board member of the American Red Cross for the Lakeshore and West Shore areas. His biggest passion is his Jeep. He loves parking halfway up parking lot snow piles and taking off-road routes he claims are shortcuts. When he finally gets to his destination, he’s usually spending time with his family or getting conned into coaching a soccer team. His motto has always been hugs over handshakes, and if you meet Don, you’ll know why.