David has worked in the design and engineering industry for around 16 years and has been involved with projects within the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and most recently, Germany, where he currently resides. He has spent much of his working life helping to create products where high levels of quality and exclusivity is demanded, these include sailing & motor yachts; cruise vessels; business & commercial aircraft and private residence interiors. David is a ‘practical creative’ who likes fresh ideas and motivated people. He has a strong mechanical background, eye for detail and is skilled as a craftsman, having spent much of his spare time restoring and maintaining aircraft, most recently returning a 1940's classic biplane to the air
Tiger Moth restoration
Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer
Sunseeker 75 Yacht
Working as a member of a small owner’s design team for the new-build Yacht project White Pearl. Responsibilities include: materials & technology research in all areas requiring innovative solutions and problem solving. Other responsibilities include, but not limited to: teak decks, exterior paintwork, exterior glazing and quality control.
Short term Project Quality Management for List General Contractor to fast track the final stages of interior fit-out of Seven Seas. Tasked with presenting finalised Owners, guest, crew and bridge areas to Owners Team & Yard (Oceanco). A successful assignment with a positive and quality handover.
Carried out the restoration of a 1942 DeHavilland Tiger Moth to flying condition. Utilising engineering and carpentry skills to fabricate and manipulate parts from timber, metal and fabric as well as carrying out necessary research and sourcing of parts. This update of a classic WW2 training aircraft incorporated modern avionics and some restyled construction details making best use of modern materials & techniques. Rigging and test flying concluded the restoration to concourse condition.
Working with the Head of Interiors Group, completed final detailed coordination works culminating in a successful launch of Motor Yacht 'A' during the summer of 2008. Nominated responsible for interior areas during the refit period, October 2008 through May 2009, continued to troubleshoot and coordinate interior reworks and modification.
Using my existing in-depth knowledge and experience of the project gained during my previous employment, my role included coordination and detailed design advisor to the existing on-site project team and quality inspection while continuing to maintain close relationships with the owner’s team and designer.
Coordinated design, details, engineering & materials for owners and guest areas for 119m MY 'A'.
Engineering design and translation of concept drawings into engineered production solutions.
Liaison and coordination with Owners Team, Designers and Ship Yard on all design and engineering issues.
Coordination with on-site project manager and in-house Naval Architect.
Supervising team of in-house CAD operators.
Material sourcing and control.
Interior and Furniture Design and detailing for Land Securities HQ lobby in central London
Entrance lobby layouts, elevations, detailing and exterior lighting scheme for 12 St. James Square
Detailing for five storey private residence in Upper Brook Street, London W1
Production of detailed yacht interior construction package for Discovery's 55' sailing yacht. Design proposal and detailing for alternative saloon layout. Creation of technical deck layout drawings.
Planning, design, detailing & specification for cabins of new RCI cruise vessel.
Detailed drawing package for refit of Fred Olsen cruise vessel, 'Black Watch'
Detailed design and construction tender for Esprit London clothing stores. Planning, design & detailing for Accessorize stores and new concept kiosk for Leeds Station.
Creation of construction drawing package of existing hand build interior furniture for 55' sailing yacht.
Interior, product & furniture designer and detailer for 75' Yacht & Manhattan 50 both launched during 2003.
Planning, design, detailing & specification for Sardinian international airport interior. (Olbia Costa Smeralda).
Detailing for Beirut department store.
Member of transport design team, production of details for VIP airship. Design & detailing for interior of: 115m mega yacht for Evergreen; Hebridean Spirit cruise vessel refit detailing; Fred Olsen Line cruise vessel refit detailing; concept design & detailing for Saga cruise vessel.
Responsible for concept interior & product design for fixed wing and rotorcraft in both VIP & commercial sectors. Design sketch presentation work, CAD engineering detailed drawing and production support. Liason & presentation to client designers & engineers.
Design development & engineering for Virgin Atlantic's 'In Flight Beauty Treatment Area for Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
At other times I was responsible for corporate image design, product photography and company exhibition design.