David Zacher is an:
& avid cyclist
David’s design practice focuses on user-centric design for socially responsible products and systems that fit into everyday use.
David is currently cofounder of the Oakland Based Design Firm: Working Hard, specializing in industrial design, packaging design and rendering.
David was a co-founder of Eone Timepieces and Lead Designer for their award-winning product, the Bradley timepiece. He has designed for Fuseproject and was a Design Lead at Pablo.
Prior to his career as an industrial designer, David worked as legislative staff for the U.S. House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee in Washington, D.C
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from George Washington University and a Masters of Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
David’s work has been shown at The Design Museum in London and The British Museum. His work has been featured in FastCo, Core77, The Washington Post, Gizmodo, BBC News, Deezen, Icon Magazine, Mashable, NPR, and CNET. David’s industrial design work has won Red Dot, and iF design awards.
6050 Lowell St.
Oakland, CA 94608
401 403 1340
Awards & Recognition
iF World Design Awards
Design Excellence Award, Product, 2016
Winner Product Design, 2015
London Design Museum
Designs of the Year, 2014
Da Vinci Awards
Living or Work Aids, 2014
RISD Industrial Design Triennial
2010 & 2013
Core 77 Design Awards
Professional Notable,Consumer Product, 2015
Rhode Island School of Design
Master’s in Industrial Design with honors, 2012
Sheridan Teaching Certificate, 2011
George Washington University
Bachelor of Science, Biology cum laude, 2003
Previous Work & Clients
Co-Founder & Design Lead
Off White Inc. (Oakland, CA)
Leading industrial design for product on all levels. Helping shape the business model, brand and strategy, for connected lighting.
Freelance (San Francisco, CA)
Designed the user experience for two apps concurrently. Responsibility included wireframing, developing user interactions, testing with potential users, and creating interactive mock-ups. Both apps will be released by Greensteppe Media in 2015.
Co-Founder & Product Design Lead
Eone Timepieces (Washington, D.C.)
Lead designer of debut product, The Bradley Timepiece. Oversaw development from ideation to manufacturing, guided product marketing, and consulted on business strategy. Debuted as a top 15 most successful product design on Kickstarter in 2013. Featured on blogs and in publications including Gizmodo, Fast Company, and the Boston Globe. On exhibition at the London Design Museum.
Business Innovation Factory (Providence, RI)
Organized and conducted user-centered research to identify new opportunities for businesses and organizations. Services included conducting online and in-person interviews; analyzing, identifying, and diagramming opportunities; creating written reports; presenting to clients; and facilitating workshops. Clients included ACT and the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.
U.S. House of Representatives (Washington, D.C.) Tracked legislation; organized field hearings; researched and composed memos; drafted hearing questions, committee reports; House floor statements; and briefed Representatives on legislation for the Natural Resources Committee.