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Using design to elevate a community with Dave Goe

Beyond the Gallery | Season Six

by Zach Wolfson in Beyond the Gallery
June 24, 2019 0 comments

On this episode of Beyond the Gallery we’re with Dave Goe, a designer in Downtown Grand Junction Creative District.

When Dave looks around his community, he wants to do his part to elevate the community, to make people proud of living here. And he thinks design is a big part of that.

See and experience more of Dave’s work at


David Goe is a national award-winning graphic designer, musician, and writer. Based out of Grand Junction, Colorado, David spends a majority of his time working on projects that benefit and grow the Grand Junction community. At Mesa County Libraries David has served on the steering committees for a number of community events including Comic Con, One Book, One Mesa County, and Summer Reading. David also helped build the recording studio space at the 970West Studio and helped found the Studio Lounge web series, which highlights local musicians in Grand Junction. In 2018 David created Wild Ghost, a freelance design and art studio, with the goal of collaborating with people on big, lofty projects. Through Wild Ghost, David has worked with Downtown Grand Junction on the “Vibrant Together” plan of development campaign and the founding of the new Downtown Creative District. David also started the “Share Your Story – Healthy Minds = Healthy Colorado” mental health awareness and positivity campaign. David spends his free time crushing local single track mountain bike trails, playing music, and sipping coffee with his Boston Terrier, Henry.


The song “I Will” in this episode is by Grayson Erhard, a Colorado-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Explore and enjoy even more of his music at →


This episode of Beyond the Gallery is made possible by Colorado Creative Industries. A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Creative Industries believes in the power of creativity to inspire human connections, create social change and support economic vibrancy throughout Colorado. They believe in the practice of creation, the artists and entrepreneurs who contribute to our rich culture and the benefits of our creative economy. Colorado Creative Industries supports and encourages the innovators, creators, change-makers and dreamers who improve our quality of life and make Colorado creative. They focus on strengthening the vitality of visual, performing and literary arts through promotion, resources and funding opportunities. They believe in bold innovation and the invaluable contributions the arts bring to this beautiful state.