David Suriano is the lead designer for Reveal. His passion for user interface design began before the popularity of today’s Internet. In 1987, he discovered the world of 2400 bps modems and local Michigan BBSes. By 1989, he was customizing the ANSI art interface of his own multinode BBS. He later earned his bachelor’s degree in visual communications from Collins College in Tempe, Arizona. Before joining The Bay Citizen, which merged with The Center for Investigative Reporting in 2012, he was a self-employed designer for more than seven years, working with a diverse range of clients, from startups to billion-dollar corporations. Suriano is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.