David Minton

(919) 544-0086 x111
Managing Partner

After growing up in New York City, David moved away from city life to North Carolina in pursuit of his university degree at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

At University, David received his bachelor’s in Political Science with additional coursework completed in history, economics, and journalism. He continued at UNC to earn a certificate from UNC’s Carolina Business Institute for which he studied accounting, finance, marketing and operations. Already showing the penchant for the creative visual field, David began working as a freelance photographer and photojournalist while at UNC as well as serving as Photography Editor of The Daily Tar Heel. He continued in the field for five years after graduation. However in 1995, it was at his first post-photography job, at DTS Language Services that he had exposure to website development, creating their initial corporate website and overseeing localization of customer websites.

While still at DTS Language Services, in his free time, David become the first Webmaster for the Workforce Development Education Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and executed contract assignments for the interactive division of Signal Design, to be spun off in 1998 as NetworkArts. After the spin off of from Signal Design, David joined the organization eventually rising to Vice President and Partner. There he focused his attention on operations, and account management. It was at this time that David met his future partners Robert Weeks and Frank Yonetti. Once the opportunity arose in 2001, David, Robert and Frank founded DesignHammer.

As Managing Partner, David oversees business development and operations for DesignHammer. David also works with clients on strategy, usability, and search engine optimization.

In his free time, David is a competitive sabre fencer and member of the Mid-South Fencer’s Club in Durham, returning after a twenty-year hiatus from the sport. During his time at UNC, David was a member of the school’s Fencing Team, and was the North Carolina Junior Sabre Championship in 1986. Now in his forties he has medaled numerous times at the state and national level, as well as earning bronze in Masters Men’s Sabre for Team USA at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in 2013.

David has served as a director of the Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina, the North Carolina Hillel Foundation, and The North Carolina Division of USA Fencing. He also continues with his passion for photography and has exhibited photography in both solo and group shows. He is also a member of UNC’s Exalted Order of the Has Beens. He lives in Durham with his wife and two children.

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David's most recent projects

Facing History and Ourselves

  • Business Development

Facing History combats racism, antisemitism, and prejudice and nurtures democracy through education programs worldwide.

Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute

  • Business Development

SAMSI provides programs and workshops for researchers from educational establishments to national laboratories and government.

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences

  • Business Development

While still satisfied with their website design, NISS decided to improve their user experience by providing responsive web design functionality to their users.