David Bowie: a true innovator


7:59am – my sister texted me… “David Bowie died.” I was shocked. 69 seemed too soon for one of the most influential people of the 20th century.

I have always been inspired by David Bowie. The rebel spirit, challenging the status-quo, always pushing the boundaries… Bowie re-shaped the definition of rock-and-roll and created countless fashion and musical styles that continue to influence artists today. Some consider David Bowie to be the original shock rocker and the inventor of glam-rock. What I found truly inspiring was the way Bowie constantly re-invented himself. His brand is indefinable. It seemed every new album he had a new look or “persona”. Bowie’s influence on fashion and pop-culture is undeniable, but his transformations weren’t limited to his looks. David Bowie innovated lyrically and musically – even to his last days.


Nathan Dean

Creative Director

Nathan, Fresh’s Creative Director, brings over 10 years of experience in design leadership, graphic design, concept development, branding, video production, motion graphics, animation, and illustration. He provides creative oversight to projects, consulting with clients and leading production and design teams to delivering visionary strategies for online content. As a video production specialist, Nathan works directly with Fresh clients like OpenText, Band of Hands, and ThriftBooks to incorporate results-oriented video and motion graphics into their site designs.v