Hi I’m Dave (he/him). Founder of Made to Fly Design. Born and bred in England. Moved to Vancouver with my family in 2014 and haven't looked back yet! Married and have 2 amazing boys.
I never considered myself as an entrepreneur, initially training as a high school counsellor, then a product design teacher. Long story short, a number of factors led to me feeling inspired to start Made to Fly Design!
I’m passionate about showcasing the natural beauty of weathered reclaimed wood, through designing custom signs, artwork and other products using the precision of the laser cutter. My vision is to grow a successful business that has a positive impact 1. on the environment; using locally sourced reclaimed materials and 2. on the local community; providing meaningful work to local 'at risk' groups.
It’s such a privilege to be able to collocate with great organizations like Hives for Humanity, Victory Gardens, Unbuilders, VREC & Woodshop coop. We're definitely better together!
If your looking for a unique sign, some custom wall art or a product to help integrate your brand, reach out by email or phone... I'd love to connect with you!