David Chan is a designer and developer in Toronto

TL;DR Full-stack product designer (interaction, visual, front-end design / development) with 10 years of experience. Extremely adept at working and communicating with developers. Comfortable in both agency and corporate environments.

Currently focused on product design, visual languages and writing clean front-end code.

I follow Dieter Rams' "Less, but better" philosophy and I believe good design goes beyond aesthetics and should create better experiences.

Contact me through email or Twitter.



Co-founder / Product Lead

2017 - present


Product Designer

2017 - 2019


Lead Designer / Developer

2015 - 2017


Lead Designer / Developer

2013 - 2014

Brees Communications

Designer / Developer

2010 - 2013

Glitteration / Crate

Art Director / Designer

2009 - 2010

Side Projects

Spa Booking Platform


A Guide to Incorporating


Chrome Extension

Ad Block Pause


What is the role of a designer?

The job of a designer is to find the most elegant solution. One that is mindful of design as well as development, scale, timelines, budget and expectations.

Where do I fit in the design process?

Although I am interested in all stages of a product's life, my primary points of focus are interaction and visual design as well as front-end development.

Should designers code?

Yes, I believe a designer's contribution should be more practical then mock-ups. Delivering responsive prototypes better communicate interaction and visual designs to stakeholders and can serve as a starting point for developers.

What is my Myers–Briggs Type Indicator?

I fall into the Logician (INTP) personality type.