David Stamatis

David Stamatis

Denver, CO, US



David Stamatis is a Creative Director and Designer based in Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA. He holds a Masters Degree [MARCH II] from UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design .

After having worked and studied in Architecture for years, he has since combined that expertise with his love for Film, Motion, Storytelling, and Space to create meaningful, culturally relevant, and emotionally impactful projects that span multiple disciplines. 

He now specializes in Brand Vision and Design with areas of expertise in CREATIVE CONCEPTING and direction, ART DIRECTION, ARCHITECUTRE, INTERACTIVE, GRAPHIC, MOTION AND EXPERIENTIAL DESIGN.

David was recently selected as one of Business Insider’s 35 rising stars of Madison Avenue who are revolutionizing advertising thanks to his work as Creative and Design Director with global creative agency Optimist Inc.



OPTIMIST Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, VP Creative Director

Aug 2013 - current

Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, Senior Designer

Worked in close collaboration with Priciple, Tom Wiscombe, on a variety of scales of design projects, from speculative research prototypes to large scale competition-winning building designs.

+ Lead role in design for over 19 projects in less than 2 years
+ Project and office management with as many as 12 people in my design teams
+ Experience as Senior Designer and Project Manager on multiple private development and governement contract
competition wins based in China
+ Travelled to China for project presentations and meetings with client and government officials

Aug 2009 - Sep 2011


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Suprastudio

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2004 - Jun 2009


UCLA AUD Currents Exhibition, Nomination

Multiple projects chosen as "best of" in studio and seminar work.


Areas of Specialization