Fleishman, a freelance designer born in Toronto, is a graduate
of the Rhode Island School of Design and the
Ontario College of Art and Design.
In 1997, he started his own company developing several furniture and
His hanging display system was awarded a patent that led to sales
throughout the United States and Canada, and earned him the attention
of larger manufacturers.
Umbra Ltd. has marketed his designs world-wide.
David comes from a school
of minimalist design; sculpture and architecture are his main muses.
While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, David was inspired by
abstract photographer Aaron Siskind, whose work infuenced him to create his
own esthetics of a clean, economical design.
has taught art and interior design and has worked as a set designer,
filmmaker and script writer.
He lives with his wife and son in downtown