Enduring design and creative direction

Hi, I’m David Abbott. I work across across graphic disciplines for people of purpose as well as on my own self-initiated projects.


I formerly worked under the name Chesapeake. Chesapeake’s spirit now lives on under my own name. I wrote a little about my reasoning for the change here.

Some recent projects

Beyond Brands
The world is a strange place at the moment. Wherever you look there’s shit hitting the fan. Design should be part of making things better. Read more

Do what you love.
Make work you love.
Work with people who believe in you.
Believe in yourself, and your gift.
Be fearless with yourself, and with clients.

From Persistence and Love

Old Gold

Old Gold is an occasional email missive on the state of the world, design, art and whatever else takes my fancy.


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