David Kelley's first jobs were on farms where he worked alongside the Amish in his native state of Ohio. David’s core woodworking skills are rooted on the practicality of blending function and design.


David holds a Master of Arts degree and attributes his formal design education to the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) where he earned a BFA in Product Design. At CIA, he studied under many talented designers including "The American DaVinci" or the man known as the father of industrial design, Viktor Schreckengost (1906-2008) https://www.cmgww.com/historic/viktors/.

David's work has been featured in fine galleries and fairs across the United States.​ David Kelley Woodworking is a family owned and managed business.