About

I care about three main things when it comes to design. They are summed up best in my masters thesis title: "Cheap Green Easy". Almost everything I design is focused on being more attainable and democratic for all people, more sustainably integrated into our ecosystem, and easier or more engaging in it's interaction. A home-run hits all three of these at once. It's what I shoot for every day.

I'm generally up for any opportunity to work on an interesting project. Drop me a line if you want to work on something together.

David Zacher is an industrial designer, user researcher, teacher, sustainability advocate, maker, digital fabricator, and avid cyclist.


David holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Washington University, where he focused on ecological systems, and a Masters of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he focused on sustainability and consumer behavioral change.

David's design practice focuses on user-centric design for socially responsible products and systems that fit into everyday use. 

Prior to his career as an industrial designer, David worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C. David left politics in 2008 to pursue his passion for product and systems design where he believes real (and big) changes can be made. 

David is the lead product designer for the start-up Eone Timepieces (www.eone-time.com). He designed Eone’s debut product, The Bradley, a tactile timepiece. Crowdfunded on Kickstarter, the Bradley was one of the top fifteen most funded Kickstarter design products of all time, when funding closed in mid 2013.