D. Bartholow Marketing is a full-service marketing and communications consultancy based in Dallas and Los Angeles. Since 2006, we've been creating web, mobile, and print solutions that help companies and brands solve business problems. We operate out of a simple commitment to doing great work for clients and we continue to grow because of it.

On this site you will find fairly recent work and miscellaneous projects. Feel free to let us know your thoughts, and please visit again.

DBM is David Bartholow, Founder and Creative Director, and sister Sarah, Account Principal and Art Director.






Featured Work

New Site Coming "Soon"

We're busy assisting clients, but a new site is on the way...

ASimpleModel.com 3.0

After nine months of ideation, design and development, DBM and web partners launched version 3.0 of ASimplemodel.com, the financial modeling instruction site of choice for finance undergrads, MBA students and financial professionals across the globe. In collaboration with ASM founder, Peter Lynch, we developed an intuitive subscription-based quizzing application to realize his vision for an “elegant egalitarian educational experience” for driven students and professionals with one simple goal: to learn financial modeling and grow.


STRIIIKE, the famed, sister-operated Los Angeles beauty studio, enlists DBM to build their presence, and mini-store, on the web.

Gorilla vs. Bear 3.0

After an identify refresh, an updated front end, then an admittedly hairy six months of retooling ten years of bandwidth-heavy data (originating from, ahem, the original 2005 Blogger platform, followed by a dated WordPress)...we (DBM) launched a new Gorilla vs. Bear in collaboration with our (GvsB) new media partner, Townsquare Media.

The New Blue Label

In preparation for spring 2015, and beyond, a new DBM-designed label and website are launched for the premier wholesale nursery in Texas. Available on the web and at the finest nurseries and grocers in the southwest.

Now Responsive

At DBM, we're always trying to integrate the latest technology into our custom, theme-free web work. With simple browser resizing, you may notice that a number of our featured sites (save this one) are now responsive.

Form, Function, Arts + Drama

Martin Vinik travels the globe making his subtle, but profound impact on theater and arts communities at
the professional, municipal, and academic levels. The work of his consultancy, Martin Vinik Planning for the Arts, is seen everywhere, but you might not be aware. MVPA hired DBM to hone its corporate identity and develop an elegant web and CMS solution.

Good Ol' Freda

Tripod Media,the production company behind the criticially-acclaimed documentary about The Beatles' secretary, hired DBM to redesign their logo for the credits in advance of the film's premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

The Feathered Brow

LA + NYC-based Kristie Streicher is a world-renowned beauty artist whose signature eyebrow sculpting has been shaping beauty trends for years. KS hired DBM to refine her web presence, build a store and manage the never-ending stream of press.

Recent Sites / 16 Feb. 2017
A Simple Model
Niles City Sound
The Feathered Brow
Gorilla vs. Bear
Blue Label Farms
Southfield Mezzanine Capital

D. Bartholow Archive


D. Bartholow Marketing is small, versatile,
and experienced.

We are multi-disciplinary, delivering diverse
solutions for companies across
wide-ranging industries. We work
everywhere for clients from all over the
country, doing our very best to take their
vision to the marketplace and, in the
process, define and build their business.
Our clients are bold and influential in their
fields, and our solutions are tailor made
for them.


Services / 2017

Full service marketing and creative
Design + development for web and mobile
Integrated marketing, communications and strategy
Corporate Identiy / Branding / Art Direction
Print / artist and event posters, stationary, promotional, collateral

David Bartholow is also the Creative Director and photographer for Gorilla vs. Bear, an influential Texas-based music blog once heralded as "One of the 25 Best Music Sites In the World" by The Independent of London. GvsB is the previous recepient of annual "Best Blog" accolades from Rolling Stone, Dallas Observer and Urb.com, among others. The site's Polaroid photography was featured in The New York Times Lens Blog in 2010.

In 2014, Bartholow designed the official poster for Wimbledon after winning a competition created by ESPN Programming and the All England Lawn Tennis & Club.

Below, you'll find links to recent DB and GvsB press and various extracurricular projects.



Getty Images - SXSW 2016
Grammy.com (2:32 mark)


Dallas Morning News
Fast Company
The Lefsetz Letter
Sydney Morning Herald
D Magazine re: GvsB
D Magazine re: Leon
Rolling Stone
Texas Monthly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Getty Images


New York Times
D Magazine / Best of Big D / "Best Music Festival"
FD Luxe
ESPN Front Row
Wimbledon Live (Interview)
ESPN Tennis PR - Twitter
Live @ Wimbledon - Twitter
The Wimbledon Shop
Central Track
Northwestern Magazine - Twitter
The Slice
ESPN MediaZone
ESPN Tennis - Twitter
Wimbledon - Twitter
All England Club Press Conference (22:47)


The Impossible Project III
The Impossible Project II
The Impossible Project
RCA Records


Sports Illustrated / SI.com
Sports Illustrated / SI.com

Hype Machine's Hype Hotel at SXSW 2012
D Magainze / FrontRow
The Guardian


Sports Illustrated / SI.com III
Prefix Magazine
Sports Illustrated / SI.com II
i-D Online
The Fader
D Magazine III
Dallas Observer III
New York Times
The Atlantic
D Magazine II
Dallas Observer II
D Magazine I
Los Angeles Times
Dallas Morning News
The Impossible Project Blog
MTV OMA Awards
Dallas Observer I
Sports Illustrated / SI.com


New York Times
Dallas Observer III
Dallas Observer II
Sports Illustrated / SI.com
The Independent | London
Dallas Observer I
Yahoo! Sports
NBA.com / The Sandwich Hunter


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