Dave Schultze Bio

Owner + Founder of SchultzeWORKS designstudio

portrait-dave-round-01SchultzeWORKS designstudio is an innovative design firm employing hi-tech design and visualization techniques to a wide variety of projects. The firm was founded in 1997 by David Schultze, an award-winning architect who decided to expand his design talents to include consumer electronics, housewares, furniture and lighting.

Dave Schultze is an industrial designer, educator, and notorious 3D-geek. As an industrial designer, he has developed products for Microsoft, LG, Umbra, and Hasbro. He has won multiple industrial design awards, with work being recognized in media coverage worldwide. Most recent is the “Philco PC” concept computer, which has been published in over 20 magazines.

As a dedicated educator, he has taught a ‘3D visualization’ class at OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles since 2000. In recognition of his unique design, technical, and communication skills, Dave has been contracted by Fortune 500 manufacturers to train, as well as inspire, their own staff with the latest in 3D design tools.046 CRT

In 2008 Dave was awarded the Digital Training in Education Grant by OTIS and established the website Professor3D as an effort to share resources with other designers interested in digital design tools. All content is available for free. In 2010 Dave was contracted by the prestigious online training website lynda.com to develop their first course for Rhino 3D software. Since then, he has expanded his highly-rated courses to a total of nine.

Dave Schultze earned a Masters of Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 1997 and a Bachelors of Architecture Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1987. He also holds an Architectural License from the State of California, active since 1990.


  1. Philco Pc « snapses - January 24, 2012

    […] of vintage and newage and unfortunatly just a concept and not a reality for now. The lead designer Dave Schultze , was very pleased by the positive interest in the concept design of the Philco PC as stated at […]

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