Doug Elder

Rotary Club of South Bend
South Bend, IN

Doug Elder is a right-brained account executive, founder, and owner of DOJO Creative. Doug
started his career 20 years ago working for an ad agency in high school. He has since traveled the
country working for large agency and news organizations. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from
International Fine Arts College in Miami, Florida. While in Florida he worked as an art director at
Tinsley Advertising. Next, he moved to Chicago. There he started his own ad agency working for
publishing companies like the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Scene, and UR Magazine. After Chicago,
Doug moved to the west coast and worked on large advertising accounts in Santa Barbara. He now
calls the Midwest home, where he has started DOJO Creative with co-founder Josh Harmon.
Dojo Creative is a high-end ad agency specializing in web development, marketing and design.
Doug spends his time giving back to the community volunteering time as a board member for several charities.