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David Burke

Assistant Chairperson of Graduate Com D; Visiting Associate Professor


My professional practice includes nearly a decade of global brand development, product and package design administration/management for skincare, makeup, fragrance, and promotions. Special projects include initiatives for Pink Ribbon Events and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Packaging inquiries include both sustainability and supplier innovation.

Concurrently I maintain an installation practice which occupy an interstitial space between design, sculpture, and presentational aesthetics. Recent exhibitions include: Borders – Red River House/ Walter Terhune Gallery, Exhibition 280 – Huntington Museum of Art, Unseen/ Unheard – Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, The Nor’ Easter – New Brighton Museum of Art. Huntington Museum of Art Exhibition 280. Chateau Vargos Materiel, Serignan, France. July –August 2018. Featured Artist, La Mouche – Art Contemporain Beziers France 2018. “UDESIGN: Industry of the Future. University of Monterrey,MX. Sustainable Cosmetic Product & Packaging Design Workshop” Universidad de Monterrey 2019.  My present research interests include developing educations tools and workshops that support the intersection between sustainability education and design practices.   Summer ’23 FORK  (Food Design for Opportunities, Research & Knowledge) juror.

M.S. Communication Design, Pratt Institute
M.F.A, Sculpture, Ohio University
B.S., Visual Arts, Empire State College