Hailing from Southern California, David started drawing type during his time at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts. There he began a handful of designs, including a text and display series for the student newspaper and a funky Wild West font called Manicotti. He joined The Font Bureau in 2007, where he draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs. He strives to build useful tools that challenge designers to confront the unique visual and technical demands of their text. From reversed stress slab serifs of the 19th century to Art Deco sans serifs of the 20th, he ransacks forgotten and pigeonholed lettering styles and searches for new approaches to the same old alphabet.