Davis is facing forward and smiling. He has short brown hair and wears a light blue button-down shirt.

David Wilgus

Advancement Board Member
Alumnus Profile

David Wilgus is co-owner and principal at LAUNCH Agency, an independent, creative branding agency in Dallas, Texas. As a UNT alumnus, David spent the first half of his career as an art director and creative director working on Fortune 500 brands, such as American Airlines, Subaru, Bank of America, and Frito-Lay. 

In 2003, David left the world of big agency holding companies and, with his two partners, began a new venture called LAUNCH. They adopted the scrappy entrepreneurial characteristics of the startups with which they worked and built a creative company focused on solving business problems in the most interesting and creative ways possible.

For over 20 years, David has helped lead and develop award-winning creative for LAUNCH clients, including Match.com, Sam’s Club, Baylor Scott & White Health, Smart Car, and Park Place Dealerships. He has been recognized nationally and internationally in many creative industry award shows, including the Clio Awards, the New York Art Directors Show, the One Show, International Festivals, and National ADDY and EFFIE competitions.

David is a sixth-generation Texan and Dallas native who is actively involved in the community and currently serves on the advancement board of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. In 2007, LAUNCH established an annual merit-based scholarship for rising seniors in the Design Communications Program to inspire creative excellence.

David’s proudest achievements are being a husband, father of four, and grandfather of 14!

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