I’m David Tristman, an artist, designer, coder and teacher living and working in NYC. I grew up in the ‘80s influenced by early punk, hip hop, graffiti and comic books. As an artist I work in a variety of media ranging from drawing and painting to photography and animation and enjoy working in traditional and digital methods. My illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and on HBO and PBS as well as in numerous other publications.
Since 1995 I have worked as a designer, mainly in the area of interactive media, but I enjoy all areas of design. My projects and clients come from a wide range of categories that includes anything from entertainment to pharmaceuticals.
In 2000, I began teaching HTML, Flash, ActionScript, and other web design classes at Parsons School of Design. I have since led classes and seminars at Pratt and Pace University and regularly teach HTML and CSS at NYU’s journalism grad school. In 2008, I began offering my own independent seminars in HTML and CSS for beginners. My coding seminars are also sometimes offered by NY’s Media Bistro and more recently at the NY Code and Design Academy.