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Advertising executive

Richard L. Downes, American advertising executive. Recipient Gold Penny award, Bank Marketing Association, 1980, numerous gold medals, Advertising Club Philadelphia.

Background

Downes, Richard L. was born on December 23, 1930 in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Glanville Irven and Mildred Legar (Smith) Downes.

Education

Diploma, Philadelphia College Art, 1953.

Career

Art director J.T. Hall Advertising, Philadelphia, 1955-1959. Design supervisor E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, Delaware, 1959-1963. Creative director DeMartin-Marona-Cranstoun-Downes, from 1963.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Designer trademark, uniform, Philadelphia Phillies basebgall team, 1970. Designer packaging, Morton Salt, 1975, I.D. manual, Scott Paper Company, 1985. Creative director advertising, Bank of Delaware, 1980.

Membership

Designer, adviser, United States Senator Bill Roth, Delaware, 1970-1988. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Delaware Business Executives (treasurer 1980-1988), Advertising Club Delaware (numerous gold medals), Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (design and advertising committee 1970-1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, watercolors.

Connections

Married Lissi Poulsen (divorced 1970). Married Elizabeth Zelenski (divorced 1982). Children: Karen, Nina, David.

father:
Glanville Irven Downes

mother:
Mildred Legar (Smith) Downes

spouse:
Lissi Poulsen

spouse:
Elizabeth Zelenski

child:
Karen Downes

child:
Nina Downes

child:
David Downes