Hi, I’m David W. Halsell and ddubdigital is my boutique creative agency based in Seattle, WA.
I think that compelling, user-centric design is key to engaging an audience online, and today’s visual communication technologies offer a wide variety of ways to tailor your message.
I have worked with various forms of digital media since the late 1990s, mostly back then providing design and development services to artists, educators, businesses, and industrial designers. One of my first Internet ventures was starting the very first online fabric store with my then-girlfriend (now wife), Theresa. While the idea was a little ahead of it’s time, the most popular feature was our online diary documenting the trials and tribulations of starting a business. So we had, without realizing it at the time, one of the first blogs on the web!
After returning to school I received a BFA (cum laude) in sculpture from the University of Washington, and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon, where my focus was installation and digital media art. For two years I was junior faculty at the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS). Most of my studio art has explored ideas in perceptual psychology within the environment using sculptural systems, audio works, and video installations. You can see some of this work here.
I was also editor and co-director (co-producer, editor, publicist, etc.) of an award-winning, feature-length documentary film about the history of a small-town alternative music scene: SpokAnarchy!: Where Were You in ’82?
I live in Seattle with my aforementioned wife and here are some of the things I like about life: compelling and challenging art and music; travel; just about anything to do with boats and the ocean; nature in general; science in general, especially cosmology, theoretical biology, and emerging technologies; good food and drink; dogs, particularly certain curly-haired terriers; and interesting, engaging people to spend time with.