Before coming to Unplugged, Dave was the lead designer for Shift Online, the digital counterpart of Shift Magazine. Shift Online was voted Best Informational Web Site by Applied Arts Magazine in 1998 and won the Gold Award for Best Online Publication at the New Media Magazine’s Envision Awards in San Francisco in 1999. Dave left Shift to start up Unplugged in the spring of 2000. Since then Unplugged has attracted considerable attention and awards for both its digital entertainment project,, and its service-based work, which can be found at

One of Unplugged Studio’s recent projects, the official site for Canadian Rock legends Rush, was awarded ‘Best Band Site’ and ‘People’s Choice Award for Site of the Year’ at the SXSW Interactive Awards.