logo_1 logo_2 Specimen longitude
interaction + motion + identity + print + code



Dave Granvold is the founder and creative director of Specimen, a small creative multimedia and interactive design studio operating in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1996. Prior to 1996, he studied graphic and interactive design in the BA program at the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) in San Francisco and Oakland. He then went on to teach senior level graphic design students at CCAC. Prior to that he was a software engineer, software development manager and senior software analyst for various companies in the I.T. and financial industries.

He has designed and built web sites from small brochure type sites to rich interactive sites to large scale database driven sites. He has created motion based/video presentations for companies and organizations and has created many identity, branding and print collateral design campaigns.

His clients include architecture, construction, real estate and engineering firms as well as marketing agencies, creative firms and I.T. companies. He has done pro-bono work for several organizations including First Graduate, Chicken & Egg Pictures and Sweet Chairity.

He has worked with a great pool of talented collaborators including marketing directors, graphic designers, sound engineers, and music composers.