I'm David Moore an Art Director/Product designer based in San Francisco, CA. Early in my journey into design, there was never a doubt when it came to what I wanted to do in my life...career speaking that is. I love the challenge of designing interactive experiences. I have been fortunate enough to create these experiences using a multitude of mediums for domestic and international brands. Spanning from film, event openers, projection mapping experiences, and of course, digital products. Design, to me, is much more than an art form, it is a collaborative process of creativity, planning, and psychology that encourages human interaction and alters the mood using design.
For me, it’s the challenge of creating an engaging experience that will ultimately change the way a viewer feels by merely “looking.” My career began by developing projects for agencies as the art director for events such as Adobe MAX, Jiveworld 11-14, Castlight Health, and many others. I was introduced to bleeding edge technology years before the consumer market. I couldn't have asked for a better start to my career. This head start gave ease in crafting experiences using new mediums. 10 years partnering with agencies, inspired my move to the tech sector. I wanted to work on projects that genuinely left an impact. This transition landed me at Zoosk, where I help over 41 million members find love through innovative and intuitive design.
Being an art director at experiential agencies allowed me to naturally settle into product design with a "big picture first" mindset. This means evaluating an creative ask holistically before moving onto the exploration phase. My unique career trajectory has allowed me to give back to the community in several enriching ways. From writing articles and being part of the book " My Morning Routine," inspired me to focusing on one of my other passions, mentoring. This has been a significant part of my career focus for the last several years. Whether it's organizing internal field trips to Helios Interactive, a local a VR studio or mentoring with CascadeSF.
Mentoring the next generation of creatives is a learning experience and exchange of ideas that gives me insight from up and coming designers with new and different perspectives. Especially the outstanding mentees I've gone on to hire for various projects over the years. I feel as if design is an act of service that pushes a community forward. This is one of my main drivers to continue my work.
When I'm not designing I'm always looking for ways to expand my horizons. Being aware of the fact that other experiences exist outside of your own, significantly impacts you as a creative. The ability to put yourself in your user's shoes and work on how you can help them effectively and quickly achieve their goals. I'm always looking to find the fastest route for a user to see value with a product or experience I'm building. One of the best ways to do this is to travel. Every year I go to Thailand to work with rescue groups and similar organizations.
One of my many passions is the art of Muay Thai. Every year I travel there to train in the sport and learn about other cultures. I also work with a community of designers, writers, and developers who are building the next exciting wave of products. While I'm in Thailand, I also work with and sponsor a local gym called “Watthanaya.” This gym sponsor and trains local children in the sport who otherwise face an uphill battle out of poverty. My work with them has been one of my most rewarding experiences to date.
Not only is David Moore an extraordinarily skilled Creative Director, but he's also a great Leader. His charisma and his interpersonal skills make people want to make the most out of themselves to the benefit of the company by providing the vision and guidance they need. David is also an amazing mentor. He is delighted to answer, and the many questions beginner design professionals may have and gladly provides useful feedback on their work. Furthermore, David is an absolute expert in his field. His design works are always well thought out and align with the strategic side of the company. His amazing ability to balance the creative and strategic sides of any project is known by many of his superiors, peers, and employees.