David graduated in Industrial Design with top honors in 1990. David started his career at an internationally acclaimed design studio, the Axis group, working in a diverse range of industries including furniture, toys, sporting goods, medical, high tech and telecommunication equipment. Much of his experience was focused around establishing brand requirements and adherence guidelines. David has spent the last 17 years at Umbra focusing on plastic technology, sustainability and designing award winning product design (Good Design award, Housewares award, Form Award, Design Defined Award, IHA award). Since 2008, David has been teaching in the design department at OCAD University. Currently, David is Director of Education for the professional organization ACIDO (Association of Chartered Industrial Designers, Ontario).