David Vinson studied Communication Arts and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his BFA (cum laude) in 1994. After working as a production assistant and graphic designer at NBC 12 News, David left to hike the Appalachian Trail in 1996. In 1998 he began employment at the Community Idea Stations (WCVE Richmond PBS, WHTJ Charlottesville PBS), working his way through master control and the production crew until he became a producer in 2001.
As producer, David produced and directed documentaries and other programs; he also designed and animated graphics for local productions and on-air identity elements. As producer for The Community Idea Stations he produced, directed and edited the Telly Award-winning "Virginia's Lewis and Clark," the game-changing "Irreconcilable Differences: Defining Marriage in Virginia," and edited festival favorite "Balancing Acts."
In 2010, David moved to St. Louis, MO to become the Senior Motion Graphic Designer for Banyan Communications in St. Louis, MO, where he helped the team win numerous Emmy, Telly, and Communicator awards. David designed and animated motion graphics for clients as varied as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Boys Town, and TravelCenters of America.
David now resides in Portland, OR.