David Gardner (businessman)

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David Gardner
Personal information
Born (1982-10-01) October 1, 1982 (age 41)
Madison, Wisconsin
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolHopkins (Minnetonka, Minnesota)
CollegeDartmouth (2001–2005)
Playing career2001–2006
PositionForward / Center
Career history
20012006Dartmouth Big Green
20052002USC Freiburg
Career highlights and awards
  • Dolly Stark Team MVP Award (2004, 2005)
  • All-Ivy League 2004-2005

David Andrew Gardner (born October 1, 1982) is an American branding firm founder, podcast host, and former professional basketball player.[1].

Basketball career

College basketball career

Gardner played basketball for Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in a NCAA D1 Ivy League Conference [2]. He won the Dolly Stark team Most Valuable Player [3] award in both his junior and senior seasons, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 respectively. He was named to the All-Ivy League team for the 2004-2005 season [4].

Professional basketball career

Gardner played the 2005-2006 season for USC Freiburg in Germany in the 2nd Bundesliga Division [5]

Branding career


Gardner founded ColorJar, a brand strategy and design firm in Chicago in 2008. The Firm’s first notable client was Stephen A. Smith of ESPN[6]. ColorJar has been recognized as a top Chicago branding firm [7] and received media attention for its re-brand of Navy Pier in Chicago, IL [8]. Its primary industries of focus are hospitality, real estate, health and fitness, and direct-to-consumer brands [9]


The Big Jump

The Big Jump podcast launched in June 2018 [10]. It revolves around the topic of career reinvention, specifically highlighting professional athletes who have achieved success beyond sports [11]. Guests include Luke Milton, Julie Foudy, and Kris Humphries [1] among others.

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 Rigou, About the Author / Vasia (2019-06-14). "David Gardner Will Inspire Your Next Big Jump". Rainbowed.us. Retrieved 2020-09-18. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  2. "David Gardner Player Profile, Dartmouth, NCAA Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  3. "Team Awards". Dartmouth College Athletics. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  4. "Men's Basketball Team Awards". DartmouthSports.com. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  5. "David Gardner Basketball Player Profile, USC Freiburg, Dartmouth, News, Oberliga stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket". Eurobasket LLC. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  6. Matt (2015-02-16). "Outside the Jar: Interview with David Gardner of ColorJar". Under30CEO. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  7. "10 Best Chicago Web Design Firms (Top Developers - Aug 2020)". www.10bestdesign.com. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  8. "The Future of Navy Pier Comes with a New Logo | Newcity Design". design.newcity.com. 2019-07-02. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  9. "ColorJar Client Reviews | Clutch.co". clutch.co. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  10. "The Big Jump: Life Beyond Sports". WGN-TV. 2018-06-22. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  11. "‎The Big Jump on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2020-09-18.

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