David Thometz was born in Everett, Washington, USA, in 1966.
He moved to South Jordan, Utah, USA, in 1979, and studied Graphic Design and Illustration in the late 1980s and early 1990s at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He served as the Communication Specialist in Graphic Design at the Westminster College Communication Office in Salt Lake City from 1996–1998, and has run his own graphic design studio, David Thometz Design, since 1996.
In April of 2004, he moved his office to Hampton, Tennessee, USA, in the Tri-Cities area of the Northeastern Tennessee Appalachian Mountains, where he now lives with his partner, Bryan, their three cats, three dogs and hundreds of wild birds which visit their feeders regularly.
In 2004 and 2005, he designed the DTD Erwin Text family for the weekly newspaper, The Erwin Record, in Erwin, Tennessee. The DTD Erwin Text family, a large-bodied newspaper text face based on Cloister and Plantin, is due for release in 2005. Also due for release in 2005 is the DTD Seriatim family, a new interpretation of the geometric sans-serif.