DGWB Partner/Executive Creative Director receives award, recognitions for his work helping to shape Downtown Santa Ana
DGWB Advertising and Communications, a full-service Southern California-based agency best known for its shared values approach to integrated marketing, announces DGWB Partner/Executive Creative Director Jon Gothold’s recognition from Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido for his commitment to the Santa Ana Artists Village, as well as his induction into the 2015 Taller San Jose Board of Directors.
Gothold was awarded at a recent Santa Ana’s City Council meeting by Pulido for his contributions during the developmental stages of the city’s now thriving Artists Village. DGWB partners Mandi Dossin, Mike Weisman and Gothold in 2000 relocated DGWB to Santa Ana’s Old City Hall at the corner of N. Main St. and 3rd Street in Downtown Santa Ana in the Artists Village. With nothing more than walls, dust, and a creative imagination, the three partners transformed the historic 1935 building into what Gothold and 26-year-old DGWB have since called home.
“What a pleasure it has been to watch this wonderful area of Santa Ana turn into the thriving destination it is becoming,” Gothold said. “I am very thankful for this award and look forward to working with the city and local organizations for years to come. This is just the beginning.”
Gothold has been awarded in the past by Mayor Pulido with the Exceptional Citizens Award in 2001, and by the Paskey Foundation with the Ethics in America Award in 2003. Gothold currently serves as Board Chairman of California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Arts Center after 15 years on the board.
Additionally, Taller San Jose has elected to add Gothold to its 2015 Board of Directors. Gothold and DGWB have worked with Taller San Jose for more than 15 years, and look to strengthen their ongoing relationship with this new achievement.
Founded in 1995 in Santa Ana, Taller San Jose works to empower young adults who have fallen through the cracks of existing support services and helps them shift from poverty to employment with specialized training. As a DGWB client, Gothold has dedicated much of his time to helping the non-profit organization succeed. DGWB currently partners with Taller San Jose for strategy, messaging, branding, corporate identity, creative production, public service videos, and collateral.
Gothold plans to continue aiding in the revitalization of Downtown Santa Ana. As a current Board of Director for Santa Ana’s support team, Downtown Inc., Gothold, along with Pulido and other Santa Ana trailblazers, continues striving toward making Santa Ana the central hub of Orange County.
“Taller San Jose and the Artists Village are near and dear to my heart,” Gothold said. “Through the years, DGWB has developed along with the area and I feel blessed to be able to take part in the revitalization that is taking place throughout Santa Ana.”