B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
M.F.A., Yale School of Art
David Comberg is a graphic designer and teaches undergraduate design, typography, and information design. He has co-taught Cultures of the Book with Peter Stallybrass (Professor, English Dept.) and is co-founder of the Common Press. He has taught design and design history at the University of the Arts. His reviews, profiles and criticism have been published by I.D. Magazine, Print Magazine, and Graphics International (UK). He is a member of Class Action, a collective that uses design to advocate for social change.
He is an invited participant in We the Designers, 2012, a traveling exhibition on the framing of political issues and is the recipient of a Judge's Choice Award in the Philadelphia Design Awards, 2009 for design of the Spiegel Lecture Series posters and awards for Penn Humanities Forum programs. Other awards include the AIGA Best of Show New England (for Perspecta 29, the Yale Architecture Journal, with Tom Starr), the ALA Best of Show (for the exhibition catalog From Jackson to Lincoln), and I.D. Magazine Best of Show (for the installation AIDing Awareness, Class Action).
Clients include Arthur Ross Gallery, DesignPhiladelphia, Instituto Cervantes, The Mexican Cultural Institute, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York Public Library, Penn Humanities Forum, Penn Museum, Yale School of Architecture, Chronicle Books, Cornell University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Princeton Architectural Press, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, WRT Architecture and Planning.
In addition to his practice, his research interests include methods of teaching modern typography, design and collaborative work, and new modes of teaching a general introduction to design