J. David Weiss
DesigNova Creative Associates
Founder & President
J. David Weiss is the Founder and President of Raleigh-based DesigNova Creative Associates. He also acts as the Creative Director of Raleigh tech startup K4Connect Inc.
An internationally active and award-winning designer, most of David’s career has been spent designing custom yachts and super yachts- both independently and with yacht design firms and builders around the world. His projects and partnerships include several years working in Europe, and much travel between the EU and US. DesigNova is engaged by clients in the EU, Russia, Africa and Gulf States, as well as a growing clientele here in the US. He has contributed or led design for more than 30 privately owned vessels including partnerships with Omega Architects in the Netherlands on the 213′ super yacht “Galactica Star”, launched in 2013 and winner of over a dozen international awards.
While continuing with yacht design, David has also expanded his company into other creative arenas in the last fewyears, with their primary focus on bespoke luxury goods and projects.New projects range from custom vehicle design for individuals and car companies, to custom furniture and architectural design. An “Arsonist of Creativity”, David is always pushing forward new ideas and partnerships, while endeavoring to work inside his philosophy of birthing projects out of relationships and friendships.
David received his BA degree in Industrial Design from NC State’s College of Design, in 2006.