This is the Dave I know

A bicentennial-baby, Dave was born in Pittsburgh, moved to Brockton, Massachusetts, & immediately transferred back to Pittsburgh for undisclosed reasons all before the age of 2. He spent his formative years playing with Legos, building tree-houses and reading "Calvin and Hobbes" books. At the age of 13, Dave gave up a lifelong dream of becoming a magician to conquer the world of VHS action-movie extravaganzas. On a whim, he created the original and best 3rd sequel to an Indiana Jones film with an RCA Camcorder and an Argentinean in 1992, using a broken Atari cable as a bullwhip and his father's leather jacket.

After traveling around the world in 100 days, Dave graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Film Studies degree and a handful of epic 8mm films set to the soundtrack of “Raising Arizona.” He joined AmeriCorps® soon after graduation, journeying to the far reaches of eastern-Pittsburgh to tutor high school students, while producing videos for literacy programs.

Taking a detour into the world of web design, Dave taught himself to design and animate at the school of Barnes & Noble. He moved to Washington, DC in 2006 to work with HZDG, designing sites for clients in need of massive amounts of unholy Flash-iness. Moving on to broadcast design, he now works in DC, doing work for Discovery, Adobe, Arm & Hammer, TLC, AFI, History Channel, Travel, and PBS. In his spare time, he can be found with his wife, Michelle, daughters, Julia and Natalie, beta-testing Cinema 4D for Maxon, talking fondly about his beagle, Sparky, watching movies, and listening to mopey rock.

* Photo taken by Andy Hsu


Master Class for's first Collider conference in NYC.

Presentation focusing on work for Discovery, History, and AFI.


PROMAX | Gold winner for Silverdocs 2008, Special Events Art Direction, North America.
Role: design, animation.

STEP INSIDE DESIGN | Best of Web 2008 mention for 1201K Promo video.
Role: design, animation.

WASHINGTON, DC ADDY'S 2008 | Award for Halfstreet Condominiums promotional video.
Role: design, animation.