David Colleen is an artist, architect and game designer. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and won his first art competition at age 8! David graduated from Cornell's School of Architecture and made his way to San Francisco to design high-rise buildings. In 1995, circumstances prevailed and he became one of the founders of virtual reality on the Internet leading to his forming of Planet 9 Studios. In 2016, he founded SapientX to bring conversational A.I. together with high fidelity VR. David paints with every chance he gets and he enjoys hiking, travel and ski racing with his wife Robin.