As a child growing up in Texas, David loved all building toys: Legos, erector sets, wooden blocks, paper, glue and cardboard were used to create miniature modernist houses and futuristic cities. In high school, David collected books on architecture, art, photography, and graphic design and was art editor of the school’s literary journal. After living in Austin, San Francisco, and then London. David moved to New York where his first job was working in the window display department of the legendary speciality store Bergdorf-Goodman. This led to freelance work creating store windows for various luxury retailers, as well as event decor, showroom installations, exhibition designs, and interiors.
Photographers were quickly asking for David to create sets and props for photo shoots and his editorial clients soon included Vanity Fair, Interview, Elle, GQ, and Esquire amongst others. David has worked on a multitude of commercial projects and most recently has been assigned work as an art director for West Elm.
Prized Possession: A very early Nan Goldin print (signed Nancy Goldin.)
Hobby: Collecting vinyl record albums, vintage design books, mid-century dishes, glassware, and pottery, and anonymous photography.
Influential Movies: Annie Hall, 8 1/2, Three Women, Pink Narcissus, Sunset Boulevard.
Motto: “Make it work!”
On the nightstand: Stars In My Eyes by Don Bachardy, Sure of You by Armistead Maupin