David Helms received his BFA in advertising/communications in 1974 from Guilford College in Jamestown, North Carolina. Before joining Rick to form Gavos+Helms in 1991, he was principal of David Helms Design, a corporate design and communications firm in Dallas. His extensive background includes agency work on a variety of accounts on the local, regional, and national levels from consumer package goods and fast food to banking/financial and high technology.

As well as his agency experience, David has been heavily involved in the concept, graphic design, and implementation of annual reports, corporate identity programs, and direct marketing programs for various corporations. Before leaving to open his own firm in 1987, David served as Creative Director/Group Head at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in Dallas.

He has received numerous awards for his accomplishments, including work for the Dallas Museum of Natural History’s Ramses the Great exhibit. David is a current member of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications.