David Delgado

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

David Delgado’s passion is to create experiences that activate our imagination and push us to think deeply about the questions that drive science and technology forward. As an award-winning visual strategist and artist, he regularly solves open-ended problems using creativity, ingenuity, and leadership. Learn more about his process during our Day 2 keynote, Anticipate Challenge: Design That Overcomes.

 


David Delgado, © Jim Newberry

David loves ideas that elevate our spirit and make us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. As a visual strategist with The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, David draws from his background in anthropology, advertising, and art/science learning to create experiences that activate our imagination and invite us to think more deeply about the questions that drive science and technology forward.

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JPL Genesis Solar Wind Collector
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DAZZLE, San Diego Int’l Airport, © 2017 Ueberall International

Museum of Awe

A central theme to his work is the relationship between imagination and the desire to explore. Outside of JPL, David works as an independent artist and co-founder of the Museum of Awe, developed to leave visitors feeling the gift and privilege of being alive.

“I help people see the world in new and unexpected ways…[with] projects that challenge my imagination and plant seeds of curiosity.”

Keynote details

David shares the keynote stage with Dan Goods and moderator Michael Bierut on Day 2 of the AIA Conference on Architecture. Don’t miss this exciting keynote happening Friday, April 28. The event begins at 8:30am.

See David:
Friday, 8:30am, Hall C
Anticipate Challenge: Design That Overcomes

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