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I'm David, and this is the work I've done. I've been a journalist, editor, designer, consultant and developer. Let's talk.

Professional Experience


Senior Designer & Front-End Developer

Jan. 2015 – present | Boston, Mass

I have worked on or led large, long-term, multimillion-dollar projects that include:


Market researcher | Cleveland, Ohio
Created an ethnographic market research report to explain business needs of small shops that are installing paint protection and color change film to inform their marketing strategy for a new product.

EstateSpace enterprise app

Design Lead & Project Lead | Charlottesville, Va.

Created an integrated web app experience that connected budgeting, scheduling, contracts, financials, document handling, invoicing and inventory tracking to create an end-to-end project management tool for the building trades.

MIB Group enterprise search portal

Design Lead & Developer | Braintree, Mass

Designed and built a dynamic, simple UI for a web app that allows users to easily request and track the status of dozens of medical records from multiple sources.

MIB Case Study

Bose Corporation hardware UI

Design Lead | Framingham, Mass
Breakthrough, first-of-its-kind FDA-approved over-the-counter hearing aid.

Bose Case Study

Zipcar mobile app

UI/UX Designer | Boston, Mass
Revamped and modernized Zipcar’s outdated Android and iOS apps with a refreshed visual design, new identity and intuitive, elegant flows. Created prototypes, conducted user testing. Worked closely with product owner to set priorities.

Forrester Research mobile app

Designer & Developer | Cambridge, Mass
Worked with CEO to design and prototype a real-time customer feedback app that would aggregate consumer opinion across a wide swath of industries.

Avid Technology web site

Designer & developer | Burlington, Mass
Increased software sales by 70 percent with a total redesign of information architecture, visuals, content and UX on to focus on direct sales.

UX/UI Designer & Front-End Developer

Nov 2012 – Jan. 2015 | Boston, Mass.

I was the Boston Globe’s new products and innovation specialist. I was designer and developer responsible for, a secular site for Catholic news and lifestyle features. I was designer for site, a mobile-focused site for younger readers to find and share news.

Crux Case Study

Content Producer, Designer & Developer

May 2008 – Oct. 2012 | Norfolk, Va.
In 2012: 155M pageviews, 21M uniques and ~50 percent market share.

Led and planned online coverage, wrote and edited breaking news stories, and was lead designer for Created online presentation for A Chance in Hell, which was honored as a Pulitzer finalist and at Photos of the Year International.

Co-founder & Design Director

July 2006-Sept. 2007 | Norfolk, Virginia. Circ. 30,000 (M-F).

Link was a free newspaper aimed at young, active adults. I co-founded it, created its visual design, content strategy, hired staff and oversaw daily production. It won multiple design honors and was widely recognized for excellence.

Link Case Study

Additional Design & Editing

The Virginian-Pilot | Page designer | Nov. 1999-July 2006 and Sept. 2007-May 2008 | Norfolk, Va.

Virgin Islands Daily News | Designer | July 1999-Oct. 1999. | St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; circ. 20,000.

Sun Publications | Designer | Feb. 1998-July 1999 | Naperville, Ill.; weekly circ. 20,000.

Designer/copy editor | Herald-Palladium | June 1995-Jan. 1999 | St. Joseph, Mich.; circ. 25,000.

Key Skills






Eastern Illinois UniversityAugust 1992 — May 1995. Charleston, Ill. B.A. Journalism

Illinois Central CollegeJanuary 1990 — May 1992. East Peoria, Ill. A.A. Journalism