NASA JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Whether it be standing inside the growing tail of a comet or vacationing on exoplanets many light years away, David loves to create experiences that elevate our spirit and make us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. As a Visual Strategist with The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, David draws from his background in anthropology, advertising, and art/science learning to create experiences that activate the imagination and invite people to think more deeply about the questions that drive science and technology forward. A central theme to his work is the relationship between imagination and the desire to explore.
Prior to joining the The Studio at JPL, David led NASA’s Imagine Mars Project, where he gathered students, scientists and industry experts in cities throughout the United States to imagine our future life on Mars and design solutions for living there.
Outside of JPL, David works as a independent artist and co-founder the Museum of Awe, developed to leave visitors feeling the gift and privilege of being alive. David is a graduate of UCLA and Art Center College of Design. He lives and works in Los Angeles.