about me

David Dunning (that's me) lives in Portland, Oregon.

A bit about my history: I grew up in Eugene as a fifth-generation Oregonian, and studied art and theater at the U of O. In my early twenties, I moved to San Francisco and studied graphic and industrial design.

I became very involved in the heart of the San Francisco Painted Ladies movement of the seventies and eighties, working on restoration and polychrome painting of many of the city's fine old Victorian homes. My work in that field, primarily with Magic Brush, appeared in a number of books documenting that movement. Even now, nearly all the images on the Magic Brush site show work I was personally responsible for, supervised, or was heavily involved with. My color design work in the eighties grew to include specialty finishes, including faux finishes such as marbleizing and woodgraining, and my interior work appeared in publications including Metropolitan Home and Architectural Digest. My clients included Linda Ronstadt, Bobby McFerrin, Danny Glover, Chuck Geschke (cofounder of Adobe), and Larry Ellison (founder of Oracle). During my tenure there, Magic Brush won more national painting awards than any other painting contractor in the United States.

I got involved with computer imaging in the late eighties, and in the early nineties reverted to my early focus of graphic design, where I've made my living since. In the past several years, my focus has shifted from graphic design to an emphasis on web design and development.

I moved from the SF Bay Area (Kensington, aka North North Berkeley) to Portland in 2005. My wife and I love Portland and feel blessed to be here.