David E. Carter

Creativity Center

& Museum

David grew up in Flatwoods, Kentucky, then a town of about 1,000 people. He lived in what would today be called a “single parent home.”  Although his father left when David was 5 and money was in short supply, his mother give him a sense of “you can do anything.”  She was right.

Career Highlights:

• Self-published first book, on logos, 1972

• Founded ad agency, AAAA membership, 1977

• Sold book company to Art Direction, NYC, 1977

• Ninth book published, first by Art Direction, 1978

• Founded Telly Awards, 1978

• Won first Clio Award, 1980 (Nine more would follow.)

• Formed TV production company, 1982

• Founded American Corporate Identity, 1984

• Founded Mickey Mantle Fantasy Baseball Camp, 1985

• Won first Emmy Award, 1987 (Six more Emmys would follow.)

• First work appeared on Johnny Carson Show, 1989

• Created software product, LogoPower, 1989

• Began branding consulting in Asia, 1989

• Acquired Creativity Annual, 1997

• Signed publishing contract with HarperCollins, 1997

• Built office building, Creativity Center, 1999

• 100th book published, 2004

• Moved to Florida, 2005

• Founded Sanibel Films, 2006

Dear Baseball: I Love You shown at Baseball Hall of Fame, 2010. 

• Founded Sanibel-Captiva.tv, 2013.

• Produced documentary, Growing Up on Sanibel, 2014.

• Produced documentary, 7 Sanibel Artists, 2015

©1999 by Al Hirschfeld. Drawing  reproduced by special arrangement with Hirschfeld's exclusive representative, The Margo Feiden Galleries, Ltd. New York.

David E. Carter