David Klein

Let's get to know... me

coffee craft
V60, Aeropress, Chemex
design dexterity
Interaction, Visual, Product
trivia tidbits
Movies, Seinfeld
code capabilities
HTML, CSS, JavaScript
photog preference
Fujifilm X-T2
I was born in Los Angeles, CA, but I grew up further North in Hillsborough, CA. My passion for art and design began at a young age when my parents consistently brought me to art galleries in San Francisco. I was often quizzed by a parent if a print of a famous piece was spotted around town: “Who do you think painted that?” “Sam Francis!” I would shout with excitement.

Eventually I flew away to a bitter cold upstate New York to attend Cornell University where I studied Economics and Computer Science. My career in design began with a few courses on Human Computer Interaction, and culminated with research in machine vision, affective computing, and peripheral displays.

After graduating I made the obvious decision to return to the San Francisco Bay Area, and pursue an opportunity at a tiny startup with a gigantic vision: Icontrol Networks. A decade passed, a few more startup experiences accumulated, and now I’m cranking on a variety of products at another small startup tackling a complicated problem: Xenio Systems.

When I’m not talking about design, I’m brewing and sipping a shipment of light-roasted beans from Mistobox, arguing about movies, or sipping wine with my girlfriend, Remy. I’m active on Twitter and Instagram, and I occasionally write longer thoughts on my Journal. If you’d like to grab a coffee feel free to email me: me@diklein.com.


Andy shihtzu dog

It's not weird that I have this photo. Relax.

Dogs
My Mother lives a few towns South of San Francisco with two shih tzus. Their names are Andy and Couture, but we mostly call them Pepe and Coco. Andy is 13 years old, and Couture is 1. They make me happy.


Podcasts
Below is a growing (and occasionally shrinking) list of podcasts to which I listen. Yes, to which I listen. If I'm missing any please hit me up on Twitter. Must-listens are bold.


Website
This website is built on Jekyll, styled by Tachyons, served by imgix, and hosted on Digital Ocean. This page loaded in milliseconds. Kinda cool, right?