Starting his career with UCI, (Urano Communication International) in Honolulu, Hawaii, David began designing for Hawaiiˇ¦s hospitaltiy industry - resort hotels, a golf club, and swimming pool murals and graphics.
Moving to Hong Kong in 1995, David joined Arzate International, which later became VADI (Victor Arzate Design International) in 1998. As Design Director and Manager of the Hong Kong office, David built the company into a leading design firm in Asia. His recent design directing accomplishements include The Peninsula hotels in Tokyo and Shanghai, Mandarin Oriental hotels in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing, as well as the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in China. Over the years, David has also worked with international hotel operators such as Hyatt, Sheraton, W Hotels, Hilton, InterContinental, Ritz-Carlton, and Marriott.