David has been a keen carpenter since an early age, raised in South Cumbria in Northern England, he would take inspiration from the forests and meadows around Lake Windermere. During these years, he excelled at wood and metal working during his formal education.
After School, David spent time in the armed services serving in the Middle East and Northern Ireland after which did many years of traveling. He later went onto gain a BA (Hons) in Creative Arts from the University for the Creative Arts.
In 2014, David renovated an old run-down building into a workshop studio in Morecambe Lancashire where Shadowdog was born.