The Fund for Santa Barbara


“Cowan Communication Arts has done a great job of helping the Green Building Alliance to develop and promote our public image. David Cowan has guided us in graphic design, ad placement, and general public relations strategy. He has given us invaluable support and has kept us moving forward when our own volunteer efforts were flagging. He has become an integral part of our team.”

– Dennis Thompson,
Founding member, Green Building Alliance
Thompson Naylor Architects

“I have worked with Cowan Communication Arts on several projects for the County of Santa Barbara, including the Tajiguas Landfill Public Education Project and the Project Clean Water Public Education Project. In each case, David Cowan provided excellent strategic planning, creative development, graphic design, and production management services.“

– John McInnes,
General Manager
Goleta Water District

“Art Form Nurseries has been dealing with Cowan Communication Arts since 1996. During the past 14 years we have been impressed with the creativity and originality of David Cowan. Every year we get compliments on the fresh and innovative look of our catalog cover from customers and competitors. We see the plants we produce to be an art form. David has extended our image through our web site, logo, trade show booths and other media to be an art form as well.”

Michael Artino, President,
Art Form Nurseries
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

“Aloha David. I received the Maui – A Day of Culture and Art poster, banner and postcard designs. Thank you so much for making the change. They are beautiful. You really did a terrific job with the artwork. Mahalo!”

– Linda Olds,
Arts Education for Children Group

“Just received the Maui – A Day of Culture and Art design materials and I am once again impressed with your work! Fabulous!”

– Bryant Neal,
Arts Education for Children Group


“In my work with Cowan Communication Arts through the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation, I found David Cowan to be exceptionally enthusiastic, creative, and willing to be part of a team effort that produced some exciting graphic projects. I highly recommend him and his work!”

– Patty Clarke,
Former Executive Director
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation

"I have worked with many graphic artists over my years in public relations and promotion in Santa Barbara. David Cowan turned around the Sings Like Hell program in record time and the first pass was 95% right on. I have never had that happen before. Plus, he has great ideas and is easy to work with."

– Peggie Jones,
“Sings Like Hell” Music Series

“I really do appreciate you sending me the artwork, David. I'm looking forward to having it tattooed on my left forearm. I'm layin' it out there for all to see! As for the kind words...dude, you earned them.”

– Mike Thompson,
Alejandro Escovedo Band

“I personally want you to know that I love both the posters that you created for Henry, they are so colorful… as you are! Great! We put 130 on tour with our son, Aaron, with the Maui Visitor's Bureau two weeks ago.”

– Sherron Allen,
Henry Keihaloha Allen – Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

“The opening was fantastic! Huge turnout, and the nicest people, genuinely interested in learning about the art… The video worked out great!”

– Peggy Ferris,
Abstract Artist and Designer