Who is Dave?
He’s an award winning creative professional with years of industry experience including having run a successful post production boutique in Center City, Philadelphia. Dave is constantly learning and evolving in both his craft and his artistic endeavors.
MediaLab 3D Solutions 2015 – 2016 (W3 Award, Davey Award)
Art Supervisor (Art Director)
Takes creative vision from pitch to publish including visual style and medium decisions to best suit the project and appeal to target audiences. Develops type and design, supervises overall unified appearance, and ensures cohesive project vision through focus on creative collaboration, process and facilitation.
Freelance 2014 – 2015
Designer, Animator, Motion Graphics Artist, Photo Manipulator
Noir Worldwide LLC. 2008 – 2014 (1 Emmy, 10 Tellys)
Titles Held: Creative Director, Art Director, Animator, Lead Designer
Notable Clients: NBC, ABC, Motorola, State Farm, Discovery Network, Comcast, Siemens, Goddard Schools, Glaxo Smith Kline, PBS, Fox, Sprint and many others.
Innomations Ltd. 2000 – 2007 (3 Emmys 30 Tellys)
2000 – 2002 = Intern/Freelance
2002 – 2007 = Employee
Duties: 3D/2D generalist, Compositor, Motion Designer, Animator, Graphic Designer, Visual Effects Supervisor, Art Director
What Dave can do:
Create or conceptualize any type of design, digital media or animation. His abilities include design, 2D & 3D animation/motion graphics, all stop motion mediums, sculpture, traditional art, video production and post production techniques. He can work on both Mac and PC.
Photoshop, Light Wave 3D, After Effects, Red Giant Suite, Premier Pro, Media Encoder
Illustrator, Adobe CC Suite, Sketchup, Avid, Final cut pro, ProTools, Maya, Cinema 4d etc.
*Don’t worry if you don’t see your preferred software package up here. Dave is a quick learner, he can and has picked them up in a matter of weeks, or in some cases days. His solid foundation coupled with his experience can flatten any software learning curve.
Dave’s other useful skills:
Fully trained in fine art drawing, painting and sculpture, Dave also enjoys singing, song writing, performing, and playing guitar. Along with jewelry and metalsmithing, he loves photography, molding and casting, creating designer toys, sculpture, and stop motion animation.
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine arts in Animation/Media Arts, May 2001
Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Fine Art, Utica, NY
Associates of Fine Art, May 1998
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2016
Art Institute Of Philadelphia 2006 – Present
Guest Lecturer & Instructor in motion graphics, business of the arts and video production
Wickline Casting’s Film and TV Program, July 2005
Instructor in the Directing and Producing Camp, “Direction for Camera” class
Chestnut Hill College Summer Arts Program
Summer 2001 Instructor of Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Watercolor, Drawing
Perkins Center for the Arts, Winter/Spring 2001
Instructor of “Toon Time” Cartooning and Animation Class
Julian Krinsky Summer Program, Summer 2000
Instructor of Clay Animation, Video Production, Radio Production
Awards, Accolades and Achievements:
Emmy Nominee Art Director, 2013, Outstanding Achievement Commercial, Single Spot
Emmy Nominee FX Director, 2013, Graphic Arts/Animation
W3 Award, Silver, 2016
Davey Award, Silver, 2016
5 Telly Awards, 2003 – 2011
President’s Award, 2001, The University of the Arts
Promising Artist Award, 1998, The University of the Arts
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 1997 – present
Margaret Weaver Auert Art Scholarship, Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Fine Art
N. A. T. A. S (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) – member and regional judge
M. C. A. I (Media Communications Association – International) – member
A.D.C.P (Art Directors Club of Philadelphia) – Advisor/Board member
Art Institute Of Philadelphia – Advisory Committee, Guest Lecturer, Portfolio Review Board
*References and selected credits are available upon request*