David makes media you tap, swipe, scroll and binge. A recognized creative executive providing thought leadership to the world’s most admired pop culture brands.


WWE
VP Creative, Advanced Media Group, 2019
Senior creative leadership overseeing the WWE Network, social platforms and direct-to-consumer experiences. Produce short-form media content, premium series packaging and digital storytelling.  

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Complex
Head of Design, 2016-2019
Joined after Complex was acquired by Hearst. Rebuilt design team to support pivot from print to video. Despite challenging market conditions, limited resources and industry disruption, Vogler inspired a diverse new staff, attracted top talent, established creative best practices and boosted morale. Positioned Complex for increased growth through video innovation, hit series franchises, content licensing and design excellence.

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Hearst Corporation
Executive Creative Director, 2013-2016
Reported directly to the President of Entertainment. Incubated new SVOD products, content and start-ups. Lead design and new business pitches for Hearst investments including Roku, A&E, AwesomenessTV, BuzzFeed and Hearst Television.

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The Wonderfactory
Creative Director, 2010- 2013
Pioneered design for the iPad and touch-screen devices. Clients included Apple, Time Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company.

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NBC Universal
Digital Media VP Creative Director, 2006 - 2010
Served on the initial leadership team that pitched, sold and launched hulu.com, the acclaimed streaming product that has been called “a trailblazing answer to how professional content can thrive on the web.”

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Modem Media
Vice President, Creative Director, 2003 - 2006
As Creative Director at Modem Media —the industry's original interactive ad agency— David lead the team devoted to creating new products and marketing for AOL. Created social networking concept studies for Bono’s (Product) RED initiative.

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Viacom / Mutation Labs Inc
Chief Creative Officer, 2002 - 2003
Boutique studio servicing multiple businesses within the Viacom portfolio of brands. Recruited by investors to lead the creative direction of this bi-coastal start-up. Oversaw daily operations, managed team of designers and programmers.

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Nickelodeon
VP, Creative Director, 1998 - 2002
Developed and designed Nick Online, launching the brand into a leadership position as the #1 kid’s destination. Worked with hit properties including SpongeBob, The Ren & Stimpy Show, CatDog, Rocko’s Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, Jimmy Neutron and All That. Lead creation of Nickelodeon toys Gak, Smud and Floam. Loved by kids; hated by parents.

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The Walt Disney Company
Vice President of Kids Content, Disney Online, 1994 - 1998
Created suite of web products and digital toys for Disney’s online division. Managed design staff and launched Disney’s Daily Blast, the internet’s first subscription site for kids. Worked in sync with Disney Imagineering and Feature Animation.

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Education
B.F.A., Communication Design, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York / Summa cum laude

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Industry Activities
Frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences, podcasts and colleges, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute. Member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Media Coverage
The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Adweek, Digiday, The New York Post and The Howard Stern Show.

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Contact
Cell: 1-917-842-6012
Email: david@davidvogler.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/davidvogler
PDF Resume: David Vogler