designer &
maker

Design to your strengths, not your constraints.

Hi, I’m David

I graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  Since, I’ve built websites, started a catering company, cooked and farmed in Italy and cooked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley.  Now I’m studying and practicing human centered design and design thinking at Stanford and I’m loving it.  I plan to be a Shop TA in Stanford’s world renowned Product Realization Lab for the 2014-2015 school year.  This summer I’ll be working at Smart Design in New York.

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 Product Design

At Stanford and UCLA, I’ve studied Human Centered Design, Design Thinking, Needfinding, Research Techniques, Manufacturing, Drafting, Sketching, Woodworking, Technology Management and more.

  • Design Thinking
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Ethnography
  • Wireframing
  • App Design

Products I’m working on now.

Digital

Everything digital comes naturally to me.  When I was eight I adapted a choose-your-own-adventure book into an MS-DOS program and gave it to my friends on large format floppy disks to play.  Now, I can pretty much figure out how to use any kind of software on any platform.

  • SolidWorks
  • HSMWorks
  • C++
  • Arduino
  • HTML + CSS
  • WordPress
  • Adobe CS
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Keynote
  • Microsoft Office
  • Balsamiq

Interested? Let’s talk.

Fabrication

I love prototyping.  From cardboard to stainless steel to the Projet and back to pink foam, rapidly putting together a model to see how it feels in my hands is something that gives me great satisfaction and helps me visualize my designs quickly.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Laser Cutter
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Mill
  • Lathe
  • Electronics & Arduino
  • Woodworking Tools
  • CNC (HAAS VF1)

Here is some stuff I’m prototyping now.

Projects

I’ve worked on a wide range of products from cookbooks and blogs to social engineering projects and video editing.  Check them out and as always I’d love to hear ideas that they excite in you.

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