David George & Associates, Inc., is a design and marketing firm located in Goshen, Indiana that caters to a diverse group of clients. The team excels at delivering everything from basic design advice to complete marketing plans. We work with clients in the RV, boating, and furniture industries; we also represent small businesses, including local artists and restaurants. We’re proud to serve as the marketing consultant for Outdoor Promotions, a group that runs two professional fishing tournaments with Cabela’s, the world’s foremost outfitter of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear.
Personal service is what gives DGA its edge. By getting to know each client, we are better able to highlight the unique strengths of the companies and products we represent. We also love to market the things we love. Dave Mehas, President, is an art collector and designs ads for many local artists. Both Dave and Alicia Beam, Art Director for DGA, are avid outdoors people and thus have a passion for representing clients with recreational products. Whether your product already meshes with our hobbies and interests or will introduce us to new territory, we’ll find the angle that sets you apart from your competitors.
Dave and Alicia, the original members of the DGA creative team, worked together for twelve years prior to merging their talents in 2002. Dave is a graduate of Ball State University with a double major in graphic design and photography, and a minor in business. He has worked as a freelance designer, project estimator, assistant production supervisor in a full-color printing company, and sales manager for a full-service marketing company. Alicia has her degree from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. She has experience as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director.
Dave and the team share the same passion for good design. Their combined talents and personalities give their clients an agency experience that is skillful, comprehensive, and personalized.
Dave’s been in the ad business for many years now, having worn the hats of freelance designer, project estimator, production manager, and sales manager. He opened the doors of David George & Associates, Inc. in Goshen’s historic Old Bag Factory in 2002. As the agency grew, he bought and remodeled the former dentist’s office at the corner of Washington and Third in the historic downtown Goshen shopping district. (A self-confessed caffeine junkie, Dave denies choosing the location of the new office based on the proximity to a coffee shop, but the staff has their suspicions.)
Dave is an avid art collector, and has filled the office with all manner of ceramics, paintings, and metalwork, including a commissioned sculpture by local artist John Mishler. In his spare time, Dave enjoys kayaking, fishing, and bicycling.
“You can only go forward.”
Alicia (AJ) knew from the young age of eleven that she was destined to become a graphic designer. While other kids were planning careers as astronauts and firemen, AJ was busily designing layouts and logos. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from Grace College and is a gifted sculptor and painter. She has been working as a graphic designer for over thirty years and began her career before she was finished with college.
When she’s not creating brilliant design concepts for clients, she can be found outdoors gardening, hiking, antiquing, or restoring her old house.
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” –Dr. Seuss
Jill joined DGA in 2005 and holds a degree in Fine Art Photography from Ball State University. Since then, she’s been clicking away for our clients, both in the studio and out on some pretty crazy locations. A natural athlete, she’s not afraid to go to extremes to get the best shot. When she’s not running the office or out on location, Jill can be found spending time with family, working out, or snowboarding. She also enjoys interior design and collecting original artwork.
“Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.” –Brendan Gill
Shad has been with DGA since 2005. While he specializes in catalog and brochure design, we find ourselves directing more and more of his time toward website creation. He doesn’t seem to mind, and juggles his diverse workload effortlessly. He’s young, creative and, best of all, energetic.
When he’s not burning the midnight oil at DGA, Shad can be found playing soccer, camping and snowboarding, or simply chilling out with friends and family.
“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries.” –Neville Brody
Jessica recently relocated to Northern Indiana from Grand Rapids, MI and loves working with the DGA staff. With an Illustration/Graphic Design degree from Northern Michigan University and over 10 years of experience, she enjoys working on both print and web design.
When she's not adding her talent to projects around the office, Jessica loves spending time with family and friends, decorating her new house, and doing anything to stretch her creativity.
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” –Twyla Tharp
Brock is the newest member of our team, joining DGA in 2014 after completing his degree in Visual Communication and Design at IPFW. He works tirelessly with Photoshop to adjust and edit the many photographs for our clients. Focused and personable, he works well with the team to get each job done in a timely manner.
When he's not fine-tuning our photos, Brock enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is also a self-described video game geek and enjoys collecting classic games.
“Laughter is the best medicine for the day.”