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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Bumble Creator Getting The Youngest Wife To Take A Techie Unicorn Common

Whitney Wolfe crowd bounced right back after horrible punishment

Many of us trust turbo doesn’t hit double running. I’d explain Whitney Wolfe Herd’s tale to prove them incorrect.

She besides co-founded America’s most popular a relationship software (Tinder) but years later she launched the next the majority of installed (Bumble) also. It’s difficult to claim anyone guy has received a higher effect on latest millennial relationships than she has.

Whitney is just about to proceed a pace furthermore by growing to be the youngest lady taking an organization for the Nasdaq. Even though many guy may look in envy at Bumble’s $8 billion values, there is a lot of work to be accomplished for gender parity. Away from 442 firms that had gone general public in 2020, simply 4 got feminine founders or Chief Executive Officer. Her success is another attack against out-of-date behavior but a whole lot more has to be done.

This hasn’t really been any drive for Whitney and she persisted after many people might have surrender and dull through the public attention. Their profession before Bumble was impressive sufficient to be the issue of a Hollywood motion picture eventually:

  • 22 and unemployed believing the woman adults weren’t happy with this model
  • Cofounding Tinder and becoming the Vice President of promoting
  • Using this lady master to determine Tinder given that the no. 1 a relationship app in america
  • Completing a sexual harassment claim and exiting Tinder
  • Are inundated with online use considering deception and misogyny
  • 25 and wanting to perish

The story does not ending here though. At 31, exactly what she’s achieved over the past six decades since striking rock bottom are exceptional. Individuals is humming to find a piece of the empire this lady has made.

Biting right back

I’m maybe not will plunge into use Whitney faced because it’s despicable. She would be just a highly competent businesswoman, she never wanted to be greatest or in the tabloids. Everyone has a part to tackle in halting this, once we don’t click then those posts don’t collect written.

Obviously, this took a big effect on this model psychological state. She is a millionaire but it really ended up beingn’t plenty of on her behalf. The terror she received encountered influenced this lady you should want achieve anything about this for other people more vulnerable than her.

She never desired to go fully into the dating software marketplace all over again yet Tinder failed to integrate a non-compete condition in their settlement. This lady preliminary strategy would be a social system wherein simply glowing responses comprise helped. Wouldn’t that end up being nice? I’ve skilled my own personal communicate of on the internet punishment at a significantly littler amount nonetheless tip feels tough to scale.

Andrey Andreesen, the president of Badoo, contacted Whitney at this time since he hoped for the girl as their head sales specialist. His own a relationship application am large away from America and assumed she might help it become moreover. Whitney was adamant she’d never work in internet dating once again nonetheless grabbed all along so he listened to this model options over several days.

He then offered this lady a deal she couldn’t refuse. Why don’t you utilize this lady desire for a more equal web surroundings to provide an improved matchmaking software? The man properly forecasted this model battle-tested promotion master from Tinder and the websites may get the corporate to take away.

The normal premise am an app wherein females had to initiate the debate. This flipped the harmful norms of a lot more apps and girls were strengthened whilst guy had the possibility to end up being flattered.

Produce little Chief Executive Officer

Inside her latest service, Whitney planned to make the society immediately. Within her eyesight, the main 10 staff is the main because they are the ones who help the other 100 into contributed standards.

In early stages this manifested in wanting secure that were there subjects rather than try to connection complete. The employees would reach their quarters on a Saturday and chill out. It’s these kinds of chats in which these people found truly discover Whitney as one and came to be joined under a how to use eurodate standard factor.

Whitney credits one of them workers with coming up with the name “Bumble”. She pointed out this in a minimum of 3 various podcasts I heard and her drive to praise rest explains a whole lot about the girl character. It requires the chief to really have the poise to consistently sparkle a light on many.

“i’d like them to feel as if small Chief Executive Officer in their own method”

Them plan was successful and she takes into account other people within Bumble as leaders in their own great. Whitney is not concerned about are right out the office because she trusts the lady staff members. This is anything a lot of entrepreneurs could study from and renders their providers a lot more sturdy than counting on specific brilliance.

Smallest adjustments

To phone Bumble just a going out with software was an understatement now. Whitney got the first on the market to appreciate a number of people weren’t utilising the app for matchmaking at all. Often it actually was people a new comer to an urban area whom didn’t know any individual and who had been searching for brand new partners.

Even though they would utilize a relationship apps to try and locate partners, it actually wasn’t the absolute best experience since someone they beaten with received various hopes. This led to the creation of Bumble BFFs and opened a completely new part associated with the markets. I’m sure family who’ve put this and they’ve created near relationships.

All over again someone moving making use of Bumble BFFs in a manner they haven’t predicted. These people were working with it to track down people to collaborate with or retain rather. Again Bumble reacted and produced Bumble Bizz. It may sound so apparent but some other networks weren’t focusing on their unique customers.

Large bets

In 2019, Blackstone gotten away Andrey’s express of Bumble, and not long after they reorganized to provide Whitney control of Badoo also. While Bumble have performed effectively, Badoo experienced about 5 times the user groundwork in a international market. She got the normal choice to take Andrey’s rankings but implied she had been moreover through the trenches on developing Bumble’s quest.

Blackstone cherished Bumble’s adult providers at $3bn once they purchased as well as IPO the cost enjoys nearly doubled. Many monetary commentators are suggesting dealers to buy the stock in 2021. I’m positive Blackstone want they can pick even more Chief Executive Officer like Whitney.