Who We Are

Curious people, at your service.

 Forma’s team is experienced and smart. We’re not driven by fads; over the years, we’ve seen more than a few come and go. We are driven instead by curiosity, intelligence and an almost overwhelming desire to create meaningful results.

David Chapin, CEO and Chief Strategist

David holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Physics from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in Design from North Carolina State University.

David is the named inventor of more than 40 patents in the United States and additional patents in other countries. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been recognized in numerous magazines and publications, including The Harvard Business Review, Medical Marketing and Media Magazine, Print Magazine, ID Magazine, Design News Magazine and several books about design (Product Design 3, New and Notable Product Design, and Product Design 5).

David has been a guest speaker at several of the Corporate Design Foundation’s annual national symposia in Palisades, NY, entitled: Design Leadership Symposium: The Intersection of Design and Business, and the South Carolina Arts Commission’s first biennial, statewide design arts conference entitled: Good Design is Good Business.

David has taught courses on design management at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has lectured at the Department of Business Management at NC State University. He has served on the faculty in The College of Design at North Carolina State University.