Dave Carne

Dave Carne

Dave, who comes originally from Oxford, has worked professionally in graphic design for over 25 years. He first rose to seniority in 1989 with Swindon-based Studio 64 serving clients like Motorola and Eagle Star Insurance. It was around this time that Dave and Peter met through a shared obsessive interest in Northern Soul. Moving to London in the early 90s, David joined March Design and Marketing, a respected corporate design agency working for ICI, ICL, Coats Viyella, Brunswick PR and Letraset. However, 1994 saw a step change when David moved to Cumbria, joining Creative Marketing Solutions as the Design Partner. This successful agency counted Bibby Paper, Dunlop Enerka, Pirelli Cables, Subterra and Lunar Caravans amongst its numerous high profile clients.

After seven years with CMS, David formed Carne Whitney Partners with Peter Whitney. Carne Whitney was successful in pitching for the Subterra and Lunar accounts, combined value £90k. The first major new account won was WA Developments, operated by Andrew Tinkler and William Stobart. Following WA’s acquisition of William’s family business, legendary trucking company Eddie Stobart, this major account was added to the CWP roster. Since those early days, Carne Whitney has developed to service a broad spectrum of clients ranging from Gen2, AW Jenkinson and Direct Rail Services, Cochran Boilers, OnSite and Sovereign Chemicals, plus a number of Academies and schools, as well as numerous other organisations.