Dave Starr

Practice Director
With over 20 years of design and innovation experience, Dave Starr leads the corporate practice and helps build DI’s reach by creating experiences that drive employee and consumer engagement. Dave is a Kansas native growing up in KC and attending the University of Kansas for his BFA in Industrial Design. Dave and his family relocated from California where he was VP Product Innovation for a consumer products company. With experience in both corporate design and consulting, Dave’s past work includes consumer products, retail design, transportation design and trade show work.

Dave lives in Kansas City with his wife, Melissa, and their two children. When he is not running kids to hockey games and horse shows, you can usually find Dave in the garage working on a motorcycle or out on the road bicycling.