Born and raised in San Francisco, David has been a member of the entertainment design community for more than 30 years. He has designed for theater, film and television.

In NYC, after graduating from Yale, he  designed a number of world premiere plays for Edward Albee, August Wilson, Sam Shepard, John Guare and Horton Foote, including Wilson’s Pulitzer winning Broadway production of the The Piano Lesson and Shepard’s Tooth of Crime with music by T-Bone Burnett .

While in New York he began to design and art direct for feature films which includes Changing Lanes, Unfaithful, Surrogates,  R.I.P.D. Seth MacFarlane’s film debut Ted and Jonathan Demme’s film project Fear of Falling. Television credits include design for NBC's Saturday Night Live, Sex and the City, The Big C, VEEP and recently Fincher’s  House of Cards, among others.

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