David Allin Reese

DAVID-REESE
Photo: Sabine van der Vooren

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

David is a senior student of Graphic Design at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota FL. He has previously interned on Google’s Material Design team in San Francisco and is now spending a semester abroad at Willem De Kooning Academy in the Netherlands. David values thoughtful design, and exploring spaces of layout, typography and branding. That space between perfection and humanism.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Orlando FL and am on exchange for a semester in Rotterdam.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
A consistently exhausted pigeon.

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
BMO from Adventure Time.

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
In another life I play the cello.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Rugrats

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Where I’m Calling From by Raymond Carver

ANY PETS?
Just some flowers on my windowsill.

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English and Swedish

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Beyond The Black Rainbow

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Mondrian, but only because I want to argue with him the most.

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Rotary International

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Biking to sunset

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
I believe in you, your magic is real.

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Handwritten notes, letters, post-its.

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Off-white, slightly yellow

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Karla

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Color Blindness

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A pilot

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Look at what the light did now…

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