David Himmel is a writer, editor and producer.
As principal of Himmel, Ink he works as a copywriter, and marketing and brand strategist for international, national and regional companies in a variety of industries. Himmel has served as the in-house brand manager for an international consumer products company and has managed brand activation and written for B2C as well as B2B on an agency level. His work as a journalist has been featured in political and men’s magazines, high-end glossies, newspapers and webzines. Himmel is also managing editor of Chicago Health Magazine. His book, A Camp Story, (History Press) was published in May and he was featured in the September issue of Word Play Sound, a literary podcast.
His work as a playwright and producer with The Number 10 Productions, and other Chicago theatre companies, has resulted in sold out comedy shows with The Second City and received awards for an original musical. His latest staged work is the updated Christmas in Chicago, which ran Dec. 13-23 at Chicago Dramatists. It is a comedic, musical year-in-review that played to sold-out audiences last year. Himmel has also worked as a contract producer for HBO.
Himmel serves as president of the Associate Board of Directors at Gilda’s Club Chicago, a support community for lives who have been touched by cancer. Additionally, he has sung with Judy Collins, had lunch with Dick Cheney and was once beaten up by a girl. Despite all that, he is generally known as a sweet guy.