About David Michalowski
David Michalowski, profoundly deaf since birth, grew up in Chicago, IL. During his early years, he competed at the prestigious United States Figure Skating National Championships from 1978 until 1982, including the 1980 Winter Olympic Trials, and at four international competitions from 1980 until 1982, including the Winter World University Games twice. David was considered the first deaf figure skater ever to compete nationally and internationally. Also David and his late deaf sister Cheryl along with three other deaf skaters attended the 1975 Deaflympics at Lake Placid, NY where we performed exhibitions.
He graduated Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Arts/Art History at New York University (NYU) and received Master of Fine Arts in Interactive Computer Graphic Design at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) where he received the highest honor.
Between 1990 -1997, he continued his work at other high technology design firms in multimedia design before venturing on his own with DM Multimedia in 1997. He also was an adjunct faculty member for the Art and Computer Design Program at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). He was a part-time acting advisor for deaf students cross-registered in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences for one year.
In 2001, he and his family relocated to Baltimore, MD, not only in response to a tremendous opportunity to develop web-based training for companies and agencies in the DC/Baltimore/NYC area but also to live in a prosperous Jewish community as well as provide Jewish education to his three children at Yeshivat Rambam and Beth Tfiloh. David also developed a beautiful website for Yeshivat Rambam.
At the height of the Second Israel-Lebanon war where a missile hit near my daughter’s Mach Hach campground, I decided to pursue advocating for Israel’s right to exist as well as campaigning against anti-Israel and anti-Zionist groups such as BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) through social media. Also, he gave presentations to the Deaf community including “Israel: Facts vs. Myths. Based on Written and Archaeological Evidence” and “How the Media Keeps Getting Wrong About Israel - and What We Can Do About It”.
He is married to his college sweetheart, Sheryl Eisenberg-Michalowski since 1986 and proud father of three children, and saba "grandfather" of 2 grandchildren.