L.A.-based animation filmmaker and art director. MFA candidate in Experimental Animation at CalArts.

Dave believes strongly in animated storytelling as a vital space for visual experimentation. His style includes heavy use of straight-ahead, and extremely pushed poses, in depicting character performances, along with forced perspective, multiplane, and other midcentury layout techniques. He's most 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 (and series proof-of-concept) called "Zone 17".
Prior to grad school, Dave started 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). Dave is also a lifelong musician with 25+ credits as a film composer and session guitarist, mostly for documentary, genre film, and indie animation projects.

Available for:
• Animation Direction
• Series or Feature Development Support (Art Direction, VisDev, World Building)
Hot Topic, Inc
in-house animator/motion graphic artist (2021- )

Bento Box Entertainment
short filmmaker for A Studio Digital (2022)

California Institute of the Arts
special faculty, Collage Under The Camera (2022)
Course on visual development + animation techniques for multiplane projects

NETFLIX Animation
animator on Storybots: Answer Time (2021)

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

music video director (2021)

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

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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