David Steele Overholt


David Steele Overholt

Artist, Designer, Teacher, Founder, and Tinkerer


Member Since 2021


I grew up in Oklahoma City and in 2000 went to school in San Diego, CA where I studied Graphic Design and formed a small new media design company with clients such as Pfizer, Siemens Mobile, and more.

Desiring to use computers in new ways, I moved to New York City in 2007 for three years to continue schooling and work.

In 2010 I moved to Kansas City where I created and taught the Interactive Arts Major at the Kansas City Art Institute.

My main areas of academic focus are interactive design, design thinking, new media applications, emerging technologies, rapid prototyping, usability testing and experience design.

During the Summer of 2021 I opened ENTERACT, a 1,500 sq ft. creative technology studio.


New York University Master of Professional Studies

Interactive Telecommunications Program

Point Loma Nazarene University Bachelor of Arts

Graphic Design

1999 - 2001
Southern Nazarene University Bachelors of Arts (transferred)

Mass Communication: Broadcasting
System Network Management

Work & Experience

Owner, Founder ENTERACT
June 2021 - current

ENTERACT creates installations, events, and experiences while researching and educating others at the intersection of Art and Technology.

Adjunct Professor University of Missouri - Kansas City
September 2021 - current

Department of Art and Art History
Kansas City, MO

Associate Professor Kansas City Art Institute
May 2010 - May 2021

Creator and Program Director of Interactive Arts Major
Coordinator of Digital Media Department
Faculty Member in Graphic Design Department
Faculty in Foundations Department specializing in New Media
Kansas City, MO

Adjunct Professor New York University
June 2009 - May 2010

School of Continuing and Professional Studies:
Design, Digital Arts, and Film Program
New York, NY

Adjunct Professor Point Loma Nazarene University
2005, 2008

Department of Art

Design and Web Usability Intern TED Conferences, Inc.
2008 - 2009

First intern at TED working on video editing and social media.
New York, NY

Owner, Art Director, Co-Founder Dodeci, Inc.
2003 - 2006

New Media Design Company
San Diego, CA

Professional Skills

  • Adobe creative suite
  • css
  • DMX and LED lighting
  • html
  • MIDI and OSC
  • Physical Computing
  • Processing and P5.JS
  • Projection Mapping
  • Resolume
  • Spout/Syphon
  • TouchDesigner
  • ui
  • ux


Solo Exhibition Grant

National Endowment for the Arts
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Oklahoma Contemporary

Rocket Grant

Live performance and residency with collaboration group RubiX.

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Spencer Museum of Art
Charlotte Street Foundation
21C Art Museum Hotels

American Institute of Graphic Artists

Best Interactive Portfolio (Southern California regional show)

Faculty Development Grant(s)

Multiple grants for researching 3D printing, drones, and more.