Speaker Profile

David Kwong
Magician, Puzzler, Producer

With his expertise in enigmas and illusions, David Kwong delights and challenges audiences worldwide with his intellectual brand of magic. A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Mr. Kwong routinely creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. He regularly speaks to companies, demonstrating the principles of illusion and the science of why your brain is fooled. Mr. Kwong’s book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success was published by Harper Business. Inside the Box, his virtual show about puzzles, games, and wordplay, garnered a Critic’s Pick from the New York Times. After a year-long run in New York, Mr. Kwong’s one-man show, The Enigmatist, played to sold-out crowds at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse at the end of 2021.

Mr. Kwong is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied the history of magic.