David Cameron has spent his career working in all aspects of visual creation: fashion, advertising, film, photography, interiors, branding, and retail. From his work as both a commercial director and photographer to the creative oversight he brings to accessories brand Kendall Conrad, he is known to have an eye for beauty, elegance, and classic California cool.
Beginning his career as a young fashion designer in the 1980s, he was the first to win the prestigious CFDA Perry Ellis Design Award. His innovative and luxurious sportswear created an immediate buzz with the fashion press and retailers such as Barneys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, and Bergdorf Goodman season after season.. He appeared consistently in Vogue, Elle, and Harpers Bazaar, and catered to a client list that included Bianca Jagger, Tina Chow and Paloma Picasso. He was also the first designer to collaborate with Absolute Vodka, creating the Absolute Cameron campaign with Steven Meisel. The now famous image of model Rachel Williams wearing Cameron's silver mini dress emblazoned with the Absolut logo, debuted to an avalanche of publicity and became an iconic signature for the brand.
He then turned his creative ambitions to film with a focus on music videos, directing award winning clips for such talents as Eric Clapton, The Stereo Mc’s, and Sheryl Crow to name a few. This lead David to opportunities in the commercial advertising world, directing spots for the likes of Adidas, Verizon, and Polaroid, and a range of beauty brands including L'Oreal, Olay, Neutrogena, Revlon, Pantene, Covergirl, and Maybelline -- which became his specialty. Starring such beauties as Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andie MacDowell, Eva Mendes, Rachel Weisz, and Jennifer Garner, David became a favorite and dependable asset for premier beauty brands and agencies. "David is a total package," says Alice Ericsson Executive Creative Director at Grey, New York. "He's a conceptualist, very visual, has excellent taste and is a perfectionist in the details. When I first met David, he was a fashion designer and his artistic talent shows in his approach to every job. The celebrities and supermodels all love him. Not only does he have an unequaled understanding of what makes fashion tick, he knows talent. He's directed L'Oreal cosmetics, Pantene and Covergirl commercials for me, and he created one of the most successful and iconic campaigns for Covergirl ever"
Simultaneously, David was drawn to the intimacy and creative outlet offered by print projects and began shooting fashion and celebrity portraits, allowing him the ability to deliver both film & still packages for his clients. His subjects have included Chloe Sevigny, Diane Kruger, Gia Coppola, Langley Hemingway, Christy Turlington and Arizona Muse, and have appeared in both advertising and editorial contexts for Michael Kors, GQ, Neutrogena, Glamour and C Magazine.
In 2010, David co-founded West Coast luxury leather goods and accessories brand Kendall Conrad with his wife, designer Kendall Conrad. With his background across fashion, film and advertising Cameron brings vast perspective and knowledge to the equation. As Creative Director, he has successfully translated the Kendall Conrad brand vision through his store design, campaign photography, package design and marketing savvy. With a growing domestic and international audience, the brand's foundation is based on a true minimalists approach to bringing high quality, rich materials and beautiful designs together under one motif. kendallconarddesign.com