Growing up in the Midwest, David Hawkins always thought he would be a carpenter. When the time came, he selected a vocational high school to study carpentry. Upon graduation, he received the Craftsmanship Award for his newly acquired skills. The day after graduation, he started building homes and improving his craft. Four years later, David felt the desire for more. College was the obvious choice, but what field of study? Aptitude test results indicated the best field for David was a career in interior design. He selected Kent State University and earned his degree in design.
For more than forty years, David’s passion for design, art, and construction has rewarded him with a diverse national client base. His travels as an interior designer have taken him all across the country, doing fun projects and meeting interesting people. During his forty years as a professional designer, he has won several national awards for excellence in lighting and retail design and been awarded two United States and Canadian patents for product design.
David has a design studio in a century-old farmhouse and barn in the Highland Square Arts District of Akron, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Wendy.