ABOUT LILES DESIGN
David Liles of Liles Design specializes in everything from print and web design to advertising, brand identity, electronic media, campaign development, social media management and marketing planning. His wide range of creative design work has attracted customers near and far, from local businesses to well-known country artists like Lady Antebellum and George Strait, and he’s not slowing down any time soon.
“Create to Inspire” is not just my slogan, it is a standard on how I run my business.
I am driven by inspiring others. Inspiring a client to help brand their company and drive their message to their audience, inspire the general public to believe in a product through branding or even inspire other artists and graphic designers out there that may have an interest in my work. I have been inspired by many, many other creative people out there that have helped get me get to where I am today.
I have had the great opportunity to be doing what I love for over 10 years now. I help my clients in all their needs when it comes to design and advertising. My client portfolio is a wide range from small local shops to nation wide companies to world wide leaders in their market.
If you are a business owner and would like to discuss your business or creative needs, I would love to meet with you! Check out my contact page to use any of the avenues to get in touch with me.
ABOUT DAVID LILES
Liles has always had a passion for art. After pursuing a dream of designing footwear for Nike in his early teen years, the Jonesboro native gravitated towards graphic design in high school then moved to Nashville to attend Sanford-Brown College, known as the International Academy of Design & Technology at the time. He graduated with an associates degree in graphic design before moving back to Jonesboro in 2007, where he married his junior high best friend, Jana. They later had now 5-year-old Jackson, 2-year-old Deacon and 6-month-old Juliana.
After working for a local ad agency for several years, Liles decided to start his own freelance graphic design business, Liles Design. Within months, his client roster grew from one client to more than 50 local and regional businesses. In 2013, one of those national clients, Colson Group USA, hired him to work as its Design and Marketing Specialist, which he does full time while continuing to grow his freelance business.
“Each day is a new challenge, and I'm thankful that I am a night owl and a morning person,” said Liles of juggling it all. “The key factors to make this all work as smoothly as possible for me is having great clients who understand the situation, having a supportive wife, knowing when to unplug and relax, having apps that help greatly with organization of all my projects and, of course, a lot of prayer.”
Meanwhile, Liles continued to network through his former Nashville roommates, Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft and solo artist Canaan Smith, and was able to attend a meeting at Capitol Records in Nashville. During that meeting, Liles gave his business card to the marketing manager of Capitol Records; two weeks later he was designing a full page Luke Bryan ad for a national country music magazine.
Since then, Liles has made several new contacts at the record label and maintained a relationship with his original contact, who is now the marketing manager for Universal Music Group Nashville. Liles’ growing list of clients includes George Strait, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Josh Turner, Chris Stapleton, Canaan Smith, Eric Paslay and Love and Theft. More recently, Liles Design helped advertise a top-secret announcement of George Strait's new album release to the public.
“Getting to work with my local clients and being a part in seeing their businesses grow is just as rewarding as seeing pieces of my work on a national level,” said Liles of his most memorable work. “If I had to be specific, I would say I have a tie between a Lady Antebellum Target commercial I did artwork and art direction with Anthem Pictures (for) their third album release that played on TV and inside Target stores. The other is getting to work on anything for George Strait, a country music legend.”
I get to work with some of the best business owners and get the chance to work on some of the coolest projects. But, none of this comes by my own doing — God has given and trusted me with this talent and I want to use it to the best of my ability. Getting to do what I love is the best—doing what I've had a passion for all my life. Being a small part in a business or company's success is what I love to do.
— Occasions Magazine, November 2015
Amanda Barker Interiors
Amy Tuetken Photography
Architectural Roofing & Construction
Burch & Co. Real Estate
Camfil Air Pollution Control
Capitol Records Nashville
Century 21 | Wright Pace Real Estate
ClearView Baptist Church
Coffey's Custom Woodcrafts
Colson Group USA
Elite Eyecare & Optical
EMI Records Nashville
Gamble Home Furnishings
Gastroenterology Specialists of AR
Haag Brown Commercial
Harrison & Green Group Real Estate
Highland Drive Baptist Church
Hog Wild Trucking
Kona Cloud Coffee Estates
MCA Nashville Records
Mercury Records Nashville
My Other Mother Childcare Center
New Wave Wireless
Nine North Records
Outlet & Co.
RCA Records Nashville
Red Light Management
Resolved for Provo
Ridgefield Christian School
Save The Storks
Season Three Media
Simple Mobile Solutions
St. Bernards Healthcare
Temple Baptist Church
True Visionary Marketing
UMG Nashville Records
Vegas Tan Company
Visionary Eye Care
Wayne Hastings Company
Whitley & Associates Real Estate