David Canright: Creative Group Head/Writer
David began his career at DMB&B New York on Burger King and Budweiser. Then BBDO, working on GE, Visa, Pepsi, and Mountain Dew. Having put in endless hours to secure a slot on the fast track, he promptly quit. Believing it better to screw up while young, David decided to commit himself to his first love: painting. Not houses. Pictures.
For four years, he worked as a full-time painter. Reviews were positive, but the life of a painter is a lonely one, and David missed having coworkers. He also missed an alarming series of rent payments. He joined Ogilvy & Mather, where he quickly became a partner. At TRG since 2000, he works on GameStop, FIAT, and Motel 6. He has been recognized by The One Show, Cannes, Communication Arts, and even the Effies – though being a creative guy, he is slow to admit to the latter.
David married his high school sweetheart, and together they are dutifully spoiling their two kids.