About

I grew up in Bethany, Oklahoma; a suburb of Oklahoma City.

I went to school in San Diego, CA and lived there an extra three years before moving to New York City for more school and work.

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

In 2010 I moved from New York City to Kansas City to begin teaching at the Kansas City Art Institute.

I was married in 2015 at Kaw Point Park on the banks of the Missouri and Kansas River.

I am now a teacher/designer/experimenter/tinkerer living in Kansas City.

We have two cats, and a dog named JPEG.


Water Studies

Water Studies

Audio/Video studies using my first cell phone that included a built-in camera in 2003.

The Hobnobbing Prairie

The Hobnobbing Prairie

September 8, 2017 Museum at Prairiefire Overland Park, KS From 7:15pm-9:15pm my Interactive Installations class* helped me with a free public event coordinated with the Museum at Prairiefire. Located in the wetlands area outside of the museum, patrons walked throughout a walkway filled with personalized bug […]

TEDxKC with Smokey James and the Avalanche

TEDxKC with Smokey James and the Avalanche

2017 TEDxKC Act III Last night went great!! 🔊💡⚡🤘 Congrats @thesmokeyjames and @tedxkc! #bestseatinthehouse #kauffman #TEDxKC A post shared by david steele overholt (@failoften) on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:56am PDT

Searching for a Home

Searching for a Home

Exhibited at KCAI’s School of the Foundation Year’s 50th Anniversary show.