Bottles, Comets + the Museum of Awe

David Delgado & Dan Goods

Filmed on October 9, 2015 at the 2015 AIGA Design Conference.

David Delgado and Dan Goods are artists and designers fascinated by ideas and ways of expressing them. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, they communicate the wonders of the universe through a variety of mediums, from sculptural experiences to traditional graphic design. Their work can be seen in museums, at festivals, and even in outer space. In this video, go behind-the-scenes at NASA with Delgado and Goods, and learn more about their newest passion project, the Museum of Awe and Wonder, as they share what they’re doing to bring the universe to the public.

Artist, designer, creative director, strategist, educator; David Delgado isn’t sure what to call himself due to his ever-changing roles. At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), he’s a team member of The Studio, serving as a creative strategist and creative director. Outside JPL, he pursues projects that challenge his imagination, whether it’s in art, design, or concept formulation. His passion is to help people see the world in new and unexpected ways.


Through his work at JPL, Delgado has come to realize that there’s still much to learn about the world, with immeasurable treasures to be uncovered. This shifting line between mystery and understanding intrigues him. Delgado hopes to create work that plants seeds of curiosity about this beautiful, complex, and crazy universe we live in.

Dan Goods is passionate about creating moments that remind people of the gift and privilege of being alive. During the day, he’s the visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he shepherds an amazing team that’s developing creative ways of communicating. Their work can be seen in public spaces, art museums, and outer space. Goods works on other creative problem solving projects around the world, and is currently developing the Museum of Awe and Wonder with his colleagues Ivan Amato and David Delgado.

Goods graduated valedictorian from the graphic design program at Art Center College of Design in 2002. In 2012, he was featured in LA Weekly’s “People” edition celebrating the most interesting people in Los Angeles. He lives in South Pasadena with his wife and three kids.