David Puyandayev ’14

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 2.21.47 PMDavid graduated from Middlebury in May 2014 after working for two years as a digital media tutor. While working as a DMT David created the initial framework behind the Keys to Dan Brown’s Inferno collaborative annotation site for Tom Beyer’s First Year Seminar with the same class title. He also helped faculty create and edit several course and professional web presence sites using WordPress.

In the summer of 2017 we caught up to David to find out what he’s up to now. After graduation David worked for a year in management consulting in California. The year after that he worked for a non-profit in Burlington, VT helping folks with mental illness. David is now working at ClassPass as a Customer Experience Associate which is a startup tech company that allows you to book any studio fitness and gym classes (boxing, yoga, pilates, etc.).

As a digital media tutor David developed a portfolio that he shared with his first employer. He shares that the portfolio and Photoshop/Adobe skills helped him land his first job out of college. As a tutor David also received an employee of the month award from LIS when he helped a professor set up their WordPress site. The award is on his resume and always helps! David says:

“I wouldn’t have received [the award] had it not been for your training and the unique service the lab offers. Also, it helps to talk about being able to manage 16 Mac computers. As a tutor, you learn a lot of marketable skills!”