Rock Hill, SC
My career in video and sports production began in 2006 with an internship with the Peoria Chiefs. Since then,
I have had the privilege to move around the country and work for great organizations including the Binghamton Mets, Tulsa Drillers,
Montgomery Biscuits and Charlotte Knights. Then, in December 2020, I made the decision to work for myself.
After learning the tools of the trade, developing my graphic design skill set, and both starting and running brand-new video departments, I am fortunate to offer my knowledge to clients in and out of the sports industry.
I have loved directing over 1,200 live events, designing dozens of on-field brands, activating hundreds of corporate partnerships and entertaining millions of fans. Now, I am thrilled to put that passion into your next creative project.
Your Vision is My Mission.
Together, you and I can address creative needs for your organization in a number of ways.
Let's build your brand with powerful visuals and messaging that creates long-term success.
Let's enhance your sporting events, concerts, conferences and more with professional AV.
Let's engage your audience with video that tells great stories and generates sales.
Let's enhance your broadcast and in-house show (producer, director, engineer and more).
Let's empower your team in content creation, live event execution and partnership activation.
Let's build your online brand and deliver compelling content with your new business website.
Let's energize your team with creative collaboration in a fun, structured environment.
Let's engage your fans on social media with live content including sports and interviews.
Check out some of my favorite projects.
Celebrating ten years Uptown, the Charlotte Knights (Triple A, White Sox) asked me to
refresh their brand, my first mainline brand design.
The goal: align more closely with the Queen City using #CLTBlue as the primary color.
Read more about the exciting #CLTBlue refresh.
Copyright © Knights Baseball LLC.
Salute to Heroes Hockey is a Charlotte tradition dating back to 2006, pitting Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Police Department and Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office against Charlotte Fire Department and EMS Charlotte (MEDIC). It's been
an honor to develop branding for the 15th annual game and fundraiser.
Like the Foundation on FB.
© Salute to Heroes Charlotte Foundation.
My friend, Rachel Mark, requested a logo for her side business that combined her
passions for books, crafts, DIY projects and string art. The result combines Rachel's string art with her love
for Charlotte and all things creative.
Check out Rachel's outstanding art.
© Rachel Mark.
Bryson Best, host of
The Kid Knows Sports on YouTube, wanted to refresh his logo to match his confidence, passion for sports and
desire to take his brand to the next level. Bryson's surname is one of many superlatives to describe him. Like, share, subscribe and follow.
Bryson really does know his sports!
Check out Bryson and his brand.
© The Kid Knows Sports.
My friends at OVG Hospitality invited me to Orlando, FL to produce
a series of "Quick Bites," videos under 60 seconds that train food and beverage employees how to
prepare concession items, pour the perfect beer, manage a grab-and-go station and more.
Learn more about Oak View Group.
© OVG Oak View Group LLC.
In 2017, I introduced a tasty new brand to Charlotte, honoring BBQ in the Carolinas. For the first time in 2017, the Charlotte Knights put their aprons on and became the Charlotte Pitmasters.
Thanks to WCCB/Wilson's World.
Read more about the Pitmasters.
© Knights Baseball LLC.
Salute to Heroes Charlotte Foundation supports First Responders and their families in times of need.
I am Creative Director of the website and key Foundation events and fundraisers throughout the year.
Learn more about the Foundation.
© Salute to Heroes Charlotte Foundation.
“The best in the industry.” - Such a high accolade can often be overstated, but David Ruckman continually proves this time and time again. His creative genius elevates the fan experience to a completely different level. Whether it is on the technical side and helping build a video department from scratch, or developing unique ideas to engage an entire community, David is always finding ways to elevate an operation. No matter the situation, David unconsciously applies his energy, optimism, and passion while truly turning a vision into a reality.
David did an excellent and timely job of completing my request. My stock market research and analysis business, IPO Boutique, needed a logo refresh that appealed to a more modern audience. After a brief 10-minute phone call for bouncing ideas and getting a grasp of my business, David mocked up around a dozen different iterations of logos very quickly. The quality was excellent and he was able to deliver a package that worked across all of our mediums. David is a true professional at his craft and would be a great person to trust with your company’s next image. Ten stars out of ten!
It is hard to put into words how grateful I am to David C. Ruckman for the work that was put into this project. He saw my vision and made it into something beautiful. Working on my timeline, the process was easy, collaborative, and fun! Please look him up if you are in need of brand design, production, or creative consultation.
I have nothing but positive things to say about David Ruckman. He has top-tier professionalism and customer service skills. He knew exactly what my team was looking for and delivered a final product well deserving of five stars. A project that would have expended so much time and frustration if handled by myself was lifted off my shoulders by David and he exceeded my expectations. If you’re looking for someone to bring life to your creative visions, look no further than David Ruckman!
Let's bring your vision to life.
Rock Hill, SC
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