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Hi, I’m Dave! Over the last decade, I've helped invent, design and develop 50+ products — from household names to garage startups. If you're looking for a great problem solver, hit me up!

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A work + communication platform for large retail

I led design for this product startup, creating cross-platform, native apps for the web, iOS and Android.

Within two years, we partnered with a Fortune 100, and signed one of the largest international retailers, facilitating millions of daily interactions.

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Co-Founding a design + dev shop

Over 8 years, I founded, grew, and led design for Rocket — a digital agency specializing in concepting, prototyping and building apps and websites for big names to early-stage startups.



A front-to-back platform for travel listing sites

I led design and did front-end development on this small team to create a platform for travel listing sites. This included a consumer app for travelers, a member app for property owners, a back-office app for administrators, and a style framework.

We concepted and built the platform, and the first travel site, from sketches to revenue, in under a year.


50+ Products

Leading design at an agency for 8 years, and at 3 different startups, has given me lots of experience creating intuitive experiences across varied industries.

It's also taught me how successful dev teams work — including design sprints, prototype validation and agile iteration.


#1 iPhone App

Shortly after launching the photo editing app for A Beautiful Mess (below), it shot to the #1 Paid App spot in the app store.

It then stayed in the top 100 Paid apps for over a year – getting millions of downloads and millions more in revenue.


Millions of Users

I've concepted and designed apps that have garnered millions of downloads for Ellen, Warner Bros and A Beautiful Mess.

I've also worked on websites and platforms that thousands of people rely on on a daily basis.


Co-Founding a conditional messaging app

I Co-Founded and led design for this conditional messaging app (native iOS and Android) from whiteboard sketches through a 2.0 release with a team of 10.

The hip and user-friendly experience helped us raise two investment rounds with some household name investors and marketing partners.

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Am Happy Soap

A subscription + ecommerce soap company

My wife started this company, creating really beautiful handmade soap.

I designed all the branding and helped her set up a subscription & ecommerce site on the cratejoy platform — highly customizing one of their themes.

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A Beautiful Mess

A #1 paid photo editing app

A Beautiful Mess is a popular DIY craft blog that asked for help creating a photo editing app to capture their distinctive style. I designed a UX that allowed users to edit photos and purchase artwork via an in-app store.

Shortly after launching in 2015, it shot to the top of the App Store, hitting #1 on the paid app list. It then stayed a top 100 paid app for over a year – even maintaining a 4.5 star rating with 1K+ reviews.


Breeder Directory

A platform for dog breeders

I helped this dog-breeder client capture and solidify their long-standing dream of building a platform where dog-lovers could search and hire breeders, and dog breeders could market themselves.

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Misc Projects

Games, protoypes and concepts

Over the years, I've worked on too many different ideas to share them all. I've helped launched a few games, pitched ideas to companies, and helped friends solidify their ideas into concrete concepts.

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have a killer day

And if you're in the market for design help, please hit me up!