Dave von Fintel

Filmmaker/Photographer specializing in Aerial Cinematography


  • Filmmaker specializing in Aerial Cinematography2014 - Present

    Kansas City, MO

    I'm taking my creative skills to new heights - piloting a UAV to produce dramatic aerial video/photo solutions as well as producing & editing conventional video for a variety of industries.

  • Freelance Creative Director2012 - 2014


  • Web Development Director2004 - 2012

    Rockhurst University

  • Creative Director1999 - 2004

    Rockhurst University

  • Art Director1998 - 1999

    Rockhurst University

  • Graphic Designer1997 - 1998

    GB Design


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design1991 - 1996

    University of Missouri

  • Graphic Design, Photography & Video Production1995 - 1996

    University of Tasmania School of Art, Australia


  • “Dave has exceptional skills as a designer and web developer. As his supervisor for several years, I found him to be a joy to work with, and a great team player. He is a problem-solver who finds a solution to every challenge. I would not hesitate to hire him again.”

    Rosita McCoy, Senior VP - KU Endowment Association

  • “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave on many projects. He’s always able to bring a fresh perspective to every job. His positive personality and openness to trying new things, makes working with him a very fun & collaborative event.”

    Mark McDonald, Owner - Mark McDonald Photography

  • “I worked with Dave for several years while employed at gb Design. Dave and I collaborated on a variety of design projects and I always found him to be easy to work with and valued the ideas and professionalism he brought to the table. Since that time, my agency has had the pleasure to work with Dave and his team at Rockhurst as a vendor providing online development solutions and consulting to Rockhurst University. Dave continues to provide impressive direction and management skills to the projects we have conducted with him and his team.”

    Ryan Lorei, Owner - Voltage Creative

  • “In the seven years Dave and I worked together, I watched him consistently come up with effective, creative solutions for various print, web and video projects. He stays on top of design trends and web standards, and everything he touches looks refined and professional. He has exceptional talent and lots of ideas, which made him a valuable member of our team.”

    Jamie Swearingen, UX Copywriter - Garmin International

  • “I have hired Dave may times for his expert graphic design services, and have also brought him in as a consultant on several high profile web design and development projects. Dave's ability to listen to my client's needs, and his ability to translate their ideas into reality are second to none.”

    Matt Couch, Real Estate Analyst - Hopkins Appraisal Services


  • • CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education): Silver Award
- '09, Excellence in Multimedia: Single Web Page (Ready for Rockhurst) 
- Bronze - '02, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine 
- Silver - '01, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine
 - Gold - '00, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine Cover 
- Silver - '00, Rockhurst University Campus Banners 
• Web Marketing Association's Web Awards Judge - '08 
• JAA (Jesuit Advancement Administrators): '06 - Award of Merit: Multimedia, Admission Pages 
• Internet Advertising Competition '05 - Best Education Integrated Ad Campaign - Rockhurst Website 
• Center for Digital Education: '05 Best of the Web 2nd place, Rockhurst University 
• Web Marketing Association: '05 Best Education Internet Advertising Award, Rockhurst University 
• American Association of Webmasters: '04 Silver Award, Rockhurst University 
• Mead Papers: Certificate of Excellence in the Graphic Arts - Rockhurst University, 1999 Annual Report

Visit Instagram/davevonfintel for frequently updated shots. Some of my work features footage that may be purchased as stock video or photo.


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All About Internet Dating as an advantage Sized Lady

These days, online dating is basically just internet dating . Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, OkCupid, this lady (just the thing for lesbian and bisexual female!), complement, The category (if you’re acknowledged — I just had been and am ELATED) — there are so many solutions! These programs have completely altered the way in which our world views online dating and affairs. Lots of people are finding small and long-term relations and marriage through dating apps, but if definitelyn’t fundamentally just what you’re seeking, hook-ups and friendships is potentially much easier to select.

Becoming a bonus size woman, however, there come even more difficulties than the usual. Considering that the beginning of my personal internet dating app time, I have read alot on how to navigate these software such that is actually empowering and develops my esteem as opposed to doing the opposite.

Disregard the Voices In Your Head

“Do I check bigger than i will be in that photograph?” “Will the guy remain into me when he sees me personally in actuality?” “Will I actually ever come across someone that desires carry out more than connect?” Im consistently questioning exactly how people will respond to how I look-in my photo, particularly in a global in which images on a dating webpages are incredibly important. I am able to recall meeting some guy from Tinder in actual life and your entirely rejecting myself because he believed We appeared various inside my photos. Next, I happened to be scared to meet up with individuals, changed all my personal pictures, and basically stopped starting the app. Instead getting upon myself, i truly needs to have recalled it absolutely was his error for planning to tear myself all the way down such as that. Once we ended paying attention to my inner dialogue, we begun having a great time and swiping close to anyone who curious me as opposed to exactly who I “thought i really could have.” This self-confidence worked, as well, and resulted in way more dates!

Unmatch Anyone Who Shames Your Body

Aside from the internal feedback, it really is extremely common for males on these sites to touch upon the way I search. Relating to study done by WooPlus , a dating application specifically for plus sized girls, 71percent of the consumers say they were fat-shamed on “regular” software. In a world where 67% of females diagnose as plus size, this is certainly completely unacceptable. For a long period, I imagined that I needed maintain talking or give information whenever men will make unfavorable responses regarding how I check or dress because I happened to raya be worried i might lose out on the opportunity for a night out together using my “dream chap.” Turns out, my “dream man” would never tell me i might appear much better basically dressed in skinny jeans. Keeping this negativity around would reduce anyone’s self-confidence, thus removing it really is naturally a good start. Sure, they affects observe something similar to that regardless of how much self-love and recognition you have, nevertheless will act as a reminder your the boss of your very own lives (and fits!).

Pay Attention to the Signs of Fetishization

Discover an impact between some one desiring the body and passionate you for the understood faults and them fetishizing your weight. If a fit continuously can make opinions regarding the proportions, requires about particular rates in relation to your bodyweight, motivates that eat more or gain weight in an unhealthy means, or describes you in keeping fetishizing words, that most likely implies they’re a difficult zero. It is necessary for anyone as interested in who you are versus becoming obsessed with a certain attribute about you. Knowing that these are two various things has actually stopped me from potentially damaging relationships often.

Feel YOU!

I know this is a given, but understanding how to be myself and finding new ways to promote my personal identity has changed the relationships games for me. Finding my favorite gifs to state “hi,” adding all my personal favorite emojis to my biography, and not getting worried to ask some guy out for Taco Tuesday all let me present which i’m without having the stress of styles or my personal weight. If a man really wants to making an association instead a one night thing, he should enjoyed exactly who i’m over how I take a look.

Grab Issues Without Concern With Getting Rejected

As I first started using matchmaking software, we never requested people out first, and I also usually waited when it comes down to guy to content me first. Bumble positively aided conquer the second issue, it grabbed comprehending that We have some energy also to comprehend essential it’s to do the chance of asking you to definitely coffees or out for drinks. The fear of rejection could possibly get to any individual, specifically if you’ve practiced issues just like the people over, nevertheless possibility is really beneficial often. Being able to follow the things I want instead of looking forward to it to happen applies to more than just my job, together with esteem which has had considering me personally was much more vital than just about any day I’ve actually ever received.