Born in Uddingston, Glasgow, David Tinto began studying his craft at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh School of Architecture. Proving himself to be a talented student, David went on to complete his Masters of Architecture at the University of Edinburgh.
After graduating, David worked with a number of architectural and design practices across Scotland and also in the USA. His work and areas of interest extend into fine art and film, with work exhibited across Scotland, including at The Glasgow Art Club, The CCA and The Royal Scottish Academy.
In 2014, David was the recipient of the RSA Medal for Architecture.
David’s passion for film has been a common theme through much of his studies and work and has led to his ambition to specialise in the field of Production Design for film.
How the Award Helped
In 2015, David gained a place on the highly competitive MA in Production Design for Film course at the renowned National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. When he took up his place the following year, the Dewar Arts Awards assisted David through his studies, enabling him to specialise in his chosen field.