L.A.-based animation filmmaker and visual development artist. Current MFA candidate in Experimental Animation at CalArts.

Dave's visual style includes heavy use of straight-ahead, and extremely pushed poses, in depicting character performances. He believes strongly in music videos as an important space for visual experimentation. He's excited about working in ink and airbrush on paper (in combination with TV Paint). His current major project is a satirical, post-apocalyptic sci-fi short called "Zone 17".
Prior to grad school, Dave ran Rush Process, an animation festival celebrating work made with physical media, taught for film arts nonprofit Aurora Picture Show's youth outreach programs, and co-founded DIY Animation Club (where he continues to post tutorials).

Available for*:
• Direction of 2D animated projects
• Visual development
• High-effort potluck contributions
* March 2022 status update: commissions currently closed.
SELECT CREDITS/ROLES
Hot Topic, Inc
in-house animator/motion graphic artist (2021- )

Velvet Two Stripes:
"This House Is Build On Sand"

music video director (2021)

NETFLIX Animation
animator on Storybots: On The Job (2021)

Los Mundos: "Frutos Rojos"
music video director (2020)

NETFLIX
animator for quarterly company films (2019-2020)

Howler Bros
animator / bumper director (2018; 2020)

Steve Madden
animated social content creator (2018)

TIFF x Instagram

two-time finalist (2016, 2017)

Dead Oceans/Secretly Group
music video director (2015, 2018)

Night Heron
animator/art director (2015-2018)


Aurora Picture Show
animation educator (2014-2018)
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