food experience
designer & engineer

designing for our future of food

Hi, I’m David

I am a Bay Area based Food Designer currently working on the future of food with Creator where I lead culinary and experience.  My background in mechanical engineering led me to build websites, start a catering company, cook and study farming in Italy and cook at Chez Panisse in Berkeley.  I am a graduate of Stanford’s Masters Design Program where I focused on physical and experiential design challenges including projects dealing with mental health, food, furniture, lighting and experience design.  I also proudly served as a Shop TA in Stanford’s world renowned Product Realization Lab.


 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
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Experience Design

Products I’m working on now.


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
  • Arduino
  • HTML + CSS
  • Adobe CS
  • Keynote
  • Sketch
  • Marvel

Interested? Let’s talk.


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
  • Mechatronics + Arduino
  • Woodworking Tools
  • CNC (HAAS)

Here is some stuff I’m prototyping now.


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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