David Duarte
Art Director
The Basics:

What is your name / nicknames?
My full name is David Duarte. My friends call me David, people called me David, and my mom calls me David. I don’t have nicknames but I am totally open to some good ideas!

How would you describe your position?
I am the Art Director at KEEN. My passion for art and design gives me the foundation to create new ways to deliver the best possible ideas to clients in all industries. I believe that design can change realities, and I trust that my skill set brings an opportunity to create public engagement through mass mediums, therefore, generating a large impact for all clients.

What are your academic credentials?
I graduated from Taller 5 Centro de Diseño in Bogota, Colombia in Graphic Design. I also attended a fantastic Design Thinking course in the IED in Barcelona, Spain to create powerful ideas for clients.

What do you do in your spare time?
I spend time with son, Mateo, doing different activities. I also love to try different techniques in the kitchen as I studied cuisine for while. I enjoy discovering new restaurants in the city as well!

The Random:

Who or what inspires you and why?
Massimo Bottura! He is one of the best chefs in the world and also just a great human being. The passion and love that he emanates is unbelievable. I admire people that don’t know how smart they are a lot.

What is your favourite food?
Eggs, in any possible way…

What are your 3 favourite movies?
The Godfather, Life is Beautiful and The Wolf of Wall Street

What phobias do you have?
I have one that is bit crazy — It’s called Trypophobia, which according to the dictionary is an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, or bumps. It is not officially recognized as a mental disorder (thank god).

Also, I can’t put my hands under water more than a minute– I don’t like the feeling of wrinkled hands.

What is your dream car?
Maserati Quattroporte

What song always makes you happy when you hear it?
As a proud dad, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy by John Lennon.