David W. Kosick • President

President and co-owner of KMA Design, Kosick is responsible for overseeing the KMA project management staff; as well as, the day-to-day operations of the firm.

With nearly 30 years experience in the sign master planning, intellectual property, advertising and marketing areas of the industry, he has developed a quality reputation as a communications specialist, providing expert knowledge in complex direction and information through the use of language, all conveyed in a understandable manner. His background in communications, with an emphasis in rhetoric, provides an intimate knowledge of language to signage programs, assuring consistency and clarity through the use of the written word.

With experience in all aspects of wayfinding, Kosick is a master at breaking down complex nuances of space and direction, and conveying in a simple, yet refined manner. Working in tandem with a team of graphic designers, Kosick brings the use of language into a functional and understandable format for each wayfinding program developed.

Kosick has programmed numerous facilities, stadia, cities, and complexes across the nation, with a focus on wayfinding for the occasional or infrequent visitor. His work precisely plans where and when it is necessary to provide directional cues for appropriate pedestrian and vehicular circulation in and around buildings.

Kosick also offers expertise in the area of corporate identity for a wide variety of clients. These services include corporate branding, brochure development, collateral packages, public relations and crisis management.

He is actively involved in the Pittsburgh amateur sporting community and has served as a board member or executive director of several not-for-profit organizations.

Education

Bachelor of Arts
University of Pittsburgh, 1985

Affiliations

  • Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Sports Task Force
  • North American Prospects Hockey League
  • North Hills Amateur Hockey Association USA Hockey
  • Public Relations Society of America

Publications

Feature Articles:

  • Dave Kosick: Brandishing the Branding Iron, Hospital News, April 2000
Magazine Articles:

  • Code Blue, Regarding Us, April 1994
  • Psychiatric Evaluation, Regarding Us, April 1996
  • Cancer Treatment Center: Leading the Way Regarding Us, Nov. 1996
Newspaper Articles:

  • Signage Not Just An After Thought, Pittsburgh Tribune Review/Business, July 2005
  • Her Signs are Pointing the Way, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, July 2003
  • Pointing the Way with Sign Design, Orlando Sentinel, March 1991
  • Environmental Graphics, The Charrette, January 1990

Project Experience

Andrews Industrial Control, Carnegie, PA
Dick Corporation, Homestead, PA
Esmark, Inc., Sewickley, PA
Gateway Center Parking Garage, Pittsburgh, PA
GlaxoSmithKline, Moon Township, PA
Guttman Oil Company, Belle Vernon, PA
Leech Tishman, Pittsburgh, PA
Neighbors in the Strip, Pittsburgh, PA
PNC, Pittsburgh, PA
Quonset Business Park, North Kingstown, RI
Radisson Hotel, Morgantown, WV
Salem 22 Plaza, Delmont, PA
Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV
YWCA, Pittsburgh, PA
Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, TN
Forum Health System, Youngstown, OH
Latrobe Area Hospital, Latrobe, PA
Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA
St. Anne Home, Greensburg, PA
Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
YWCA, Pittsburgh, PA
Carlynton School District, Carnegie, PA
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
Penn State University, Altoona, PA
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
Radford University, Radford, VA
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
St. John’s University, Queens, NY
Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
SUNY’s The College at Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
SUNY’s Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, NY
SUNY’s Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Cherokee Nation Entertainment
– Fort Gibson Casino, Fort Gibson, OK
– Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa, OK
– Ramona Casino, Ramona, OK
Everglades National Park, Everglades, FL
Gateway Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh, PA
Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, Shawnee, OK
Katherine Mabis McKenna Recreational Center, Greensburg, PA
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, GA
Mohegan Sun Casino, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Quaker Valley Recreation Association
Legacy Fields at Bouchard Park, Sewickley, PA
Rat Pack Lounge, Morgantown, WV
ALCOSAN, Pittsburgh, PA
Borough of Aspinwall, PA
Borough of Carnegie, PA
Butler Township, Butler, PA
City of Colorado Springs, CO
City of Covington, KY
City of Dunwoody, GA
City of Durango, CO
City of Manassas, VA
City of Pittsburgh, PA
City of Shawnee, OK
City of Troy, MI
Dane County Courthouse, Madison, WI
National Park Service, Harpers Ferry, WV
– Everglades National Park, FL
– Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, GA
Phoenix Prison, Montgomery County, PA
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
Seminole County, Sanford, FL
Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
– Allegheny County
– Beaver County
– Butler County
– Fayette County
– Greene County
– Washington County
– Westmoreland County
Town of Bristol, RI
Beeghly Medical Park, Boardman, OH
Castle Rock Adventist Medical Center, Castle Rock, CO
Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Cookeville, TN
Excela Health, Latrobe, PA
Florida Hospital- Tampa, Tampa, FL
Florida Hospital- Waterman, Tavares, FL
Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver, PA
Johns Hopkins University’s Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL
Latrobe Area Hospital, Latrobe, PA
Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe, PA
Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA
Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA
Northside Medical Center, Youngstown, OH
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, PA
Preferred Primary Care Physicians, Pittsburgh, PA
Prince William Health System, Manassas, VA
Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV
Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, PA
The Medical Center, Beaver, PA
Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, OH
University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso, TX
UPMC/Arnold Palmer Pavilion, Greensburg, PA
ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, Trumbull, OH
WVU Healthcare, Morgantown, WV
Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV
William Penn Care Center, Jeannette, PA
Colorado Springs Airport, Colorado Springs, CO
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
– First Avenue Station
– North Shore Station
Quonset Business Park, North Kingstown, RI
Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
– Arapahoe Station
– Belleview Station
– Colorado Station
– County Line Station
– Dayton Station
– Dry Creek Station
– I-25 Broadway Station
– Lincoln Station
– Louisiana Station
– Nine Mile Station
– Orchard Station
– Southmoor Station
– Union Station
– University Station
– Yale Station
Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
Steel Industry Heritage Corporation
– Allegheny County
– Beaver County
– Butler County
– Fayette County
– Greene County
– Washington County
– Westmoreland County
Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center & Rodeo Arena, Shawnee, OK
The Iceoplex, Canonsburg, PA
Katherine Mabis McKenna Recreational Center, Greensburg, PA
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Indiana, PA
Mohegan Sun Casino, Wilkes-Barre, PA
North Hills Amateur Hockey Association, Pittsburgh, PA
Petersen Events Center at the University of Pittsburgh, PA
NHL’s Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
MLB’s PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Valley Sports Complex, New Kensington, PA
The Enforcers, Canonsburg, PA
Great Lakes Hockey League, MI, PA, TN, OH
North Hills Amateur Hockey Association
– Pittsburgh Viper Stars, New Kensington, PA
Andrews Industrial Control, Carnegie, PA
Century Sports, McMurray, PA
David Davis Communications, Finleyville, PA
Great Lakes Hockey League, Pittsburgh, PA
Headache Wellness Center, Bethel Park, PA
Jay’s Sports Bar & Iceoplex, Canonsbrug, PA
North Hills Amateur Hockey Association, Pittsburgh, PA
Pool & Spa Outlet, McMurray, PA