David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer and writer in New York City. David graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1999. He worked as an interaction designer with IDEO (San Francisco) from 1995–1997. At IDEO, he was the lead designer for the New York City MTA Metrocard vending machine interface, still in use by millions of people every day 13 years later.
On the first business day of 2000, he formed O-R-G inc., a flexible graphic design practice composed of a constantly shifting network of collaborators. Together with graphic designer Stuart Bailey, David also established Dexter Sinister in 2006, a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side in New York City. After running O-R-G since 2000, and Dexter Sinister since 2006, he set up another entity in 2012, this time a 501c3 corporation called The Serving Library with Stuart Bailey and Angie Keefer. The Serving Library is a cooperatively-built archive that assembles itself by publishing. It consists of (1) an ambitious public website, (2) a small physical library space and (3) a publishing program which runs through 1 and 2.
David began teaching at Princeton University in 2010. Before coming to Princeton, David held teaching positions at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University School of Art. On arrival at Princeton, David worked to re-establish the Typography Studio and introduce the study of Graphic Design as a practical and theoretical starting point for students from all corners of the University as well as visual artists. He was a 2010 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow in Architecture and Design. David has exhibited widely and his work is included in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.