Born in Southampton, England, David Preston was educated at Central Saint Martins College in London which is commonly regarded in the industry as one of the world's leading art and design institutions. After graduating with first-class honours, he went on to work at the BBC with the News Interactive team responsible for producing the award winning BBC News website. 14 million unique users a week make this the most popular news website in the UK.

David gained further experience with numerous boutique design agencies around London, including Studio Small, Praline and Kerr Noble ('World's top designers – the 50 brightest stars', The Guardian). During this time he worked with a range of clients, from renowned international brands such as Toyota, right through to new start-ups.

Since 2005 David has lectured at Central Saint Martins College. Currently working as an Associate Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree course, he also has experience teaching short courses and workshops at Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication and the Royal College of Art.