With a Bachelor’s degree in design, David Nott took his talent and developed his style within dot work and textiles. He caught Rooster’s attention with his incredible rug art, which he taught himself with some encouragement from his friends. But his meticulous dotwork portraits are his first love and are equally awe-inspiring. We can’t decide which is more impressive, but one thing for certain is, David’s caliber of talent and creativity is top Nott-ch.

Hometown/Currently Located?

I grew up in Hubbardston, Massachusetts


Favorite snack of all time?

I’m a big cookie guy.


Last show you watched?



Words to live by?

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

What was the last thing you dreamed about?

Rarely can I remember my dreams but when I do they are generally not enjoyable.


One thing you can’t work without?

Audio! Working in silence is difficult for me.


What is your background in art?

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Design, from there I developed my style within dotwork and textiles.


What led to you doing rug art and how long have you been doing this for?

I had a few friends push me to get the tools and dive in. From there it just naturally progressed to where I am today. I started tufting in June of 2021 so just about 2 years ago.

Can you explain your process a little bit? 

My process generally starts in ProCreate or Illustrator, once I have an image created the process goes like this:

  • Project/Trace

  • Tuft/Sculpt

  • Apply Backing

  • Finishing Process


How long does it typically take to complete a rug?

Generally between 25-40 hours depending on the size and complexity.


What other types of art do you enjoy doing?

Dotwork was my first love and still my favorite medium to work within.

What are your favorite art tools to work with?

Precision Multiliners and Acrylic Medium (4) yarn.


If you weren’t an artist, what do you think you would be doing professionally?

Probably something within another creative field. I can’t imagine myself slaving away at a job that isn’t fulfilling.


What advice would you give your younger self when it comes to your art?

Just keep going.