About David

I’m a veteran designer, developer, and creative director, specializing in UX, responsive web design, and editorial design.

I work at ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom that produces journalism in the public interest. I became their first design director in May of 2014, and am building a design practice to support and extend their award-winning reporting.

Previously I was an independent consultant, working with the likes of Birchbox, Bond Art + Science, Juju, Nomad Editions, Novartis, Readability, Signpost, Thomson Reuters, and Qualcomm. Before that, I led the interactive design team at BusinessWeek, and helped build some of the first web-based textbooks at Pearson Education. I’ve also been a staff columnist for A List Apart magazine and a member of Readability’s Board of Advisors.

When I’m not pushing pixels or punching code, I can usually be found fiddling with cameras or exploring the wilds of New York (both urban and rural varieties). Oh, and it’s pronounced “slate.”

Here and Thereabouts

Highlights from some of my other writing and speaking.


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