David Asari

David Asari

David Hisaya Asari is a graphic designer, strategist, and educator, based in Oakland, California. In his role as an Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, he teaches Graphic Design, with a focus on information visualization.

His multi-disciplinary design expertise has brought him to major design studios, including a decade as a senior designer at the international consultancy Pentagram.

David is President Emeritus of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the nation's oldest and largest professional design organization. In ten years of board service and chapter leadership, he continues to work on initiatives on diversity and mentoring and spearheading significant Bay Area design events; including his role as an Advisor to San Francisco Design Week. On a national level, he serves on the board of the AIGA Design Educators Community Steering Committee.

He has served on the site committee for the Association for Asian American Studies conference, as well as the Advisory Council for the Center for Art + Public Life. At CCA, he is a standing member of the President's Diversity Steering Group, and currently co-chairs their Faculty of Color Research Alliance. He has traveled extensively on behalf of CCA to Mumbai and Delhi, India, as well as Shanghai, China, connecting with students and their families; in Beijing, he has given talks and participated in studio critiques, and discussions with faculty and administrators at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where he also gave a presentation at their School of Design.

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Areas of expertise

multi-disciplinary design; Information visualization; visual communication systems; design research + strategy; brand identity development; publication design; design education; cultural institutions

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