For as long I can remember I only ever wanted to be a designer. Always investigating things and asking “How?” and “Why?”. Soon at an early age I was sketching my own ideas and making them from whatever I could find in father's shed.
This led ultimatetly to a toolmaking apprenticeship at local injection molding company and then onto a position within its drawing office. This was the best foundation possible for me as a designer. I believe in a hands-on approach and understanding of how something, you’re designing, is actually produced.
During my extensive design career I have always been both Mechanical Design Engineer and Industrial Designer. Believing the ability to understand aesthetics, ergonomics and manufacturing is critical. Thinking of these 3 aspects at every stage in the process undoubtedly helps me to identify, communicate and solve problems early. In turn saving time and money.
I have worked for various industries including Industrial Equipment, Architectural Lighting, Consumer Products, Automation, Furniture and Film Production. I think that working across such a varied range of business models has made me a better all round problem solver, communicator, engineer and designer.
In 2009 I took this experience and started Dave Clark Designs. Since then I have worked for various clients from Entrepreneurs, Consultancies, Manufacturers and more recently in Advertising, Vehicle Design and Film Production.
Now celebrating 10 years of DCD, my enthusiasm and drive for innovation continues. I look forward, more than ever, to the next 10 years of creativity and problem solving.