Fleishman, a freelance designer born in Toronto in 1956 is a graduate
Ontario College of Art and Design and
the Rhode Island School of Design.
In 1997, he started his own company developing several furniture and product designs.
His hanging display system was awarded a patent that led to sales throughout the United States and Canada, and earned him the attention of larger manufacturers.
Umbra Ltd. currently markets his latest designs world-wide.
David comes from a school of minimalist design; sculpture and architecture are his main muses. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, he lived with abstract photographer Aaron Siskind, who inspired him to create his own esthetics of a clean, economical design. David has taught art and interior design and has worked as a set designer, filmmaker and script writer. He lives with his wife and son in downtown Toronto.