David Bjørngaard, LEED AP
Design and art are my life. Drawing on my diverse background, experiences and knowledge, every Bjorn Design project is infused with my passion for design and detail. Our cinematic approach makes for a rich and meaningful spatial experience for our clients.
Growing up on a farm in Minnesota taught me to follow the pattern of the sun, respect a sense of place, and value simplicity, integrity, and slowness. It instilled the importance of ‘home’, nurturing connections and supporting one’s community. The farm is still my grounding place.
My curiosity about the world outside of my small hometown gave me an intense desire to explore and immerse myself in other cultures – it is what has inspired me to travel my entire adult life. My cosmopolitan worldview and style were developed from all my travels, but most specifically from my studies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Italy.
Several years after college I worked dressing movie sets. The goal was to tell the story visually which is where I learned that interiors provide the perfect stage for life. Now, when I design for a client, my intention is to reinforce life narratives through colors, textures, and personal objects.
After graduating summa cum laude from California College of the Arts (CCA) with a degree in Interior Architecture, I had the honor to work closely with the brilliant Hall of Fame designer Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for seven years before forging my own path.
When I’m not working on a particular project, you can find me in the kitchen cooking, reading books of poetry and design, hiking local trails, engaging with the Headlands Center for the Arts, or traveling to local and foreign destinations to experience and gather inspiration – or simply dreaming, drawing, and thinking about possibilities.
I hope you will join me on this journey through design.