Boston type designer. Started type career in 1978 working for Mergenthaler. Helped to develop the retail library of Bitstream, where he worked from 1982 to 1989. Started Font Bureau with Roger Black and other ex-Bitstream people in 1989. Initially worked for corporate clients, including Apple and Microsoft, for whom he helped build the first TrueType fonts.
On July 15, 2014, the Type Directors Club awarded its 27th medal of Excellence to David for his outstanding work as a type designer and for his role in co-founding Font Bureau and leading it to its present position of eminence in the industry.