006: Focus and Do It – David Kerman

David Kerman graduated from UCSB with a fine arts major and attended Art Center College of Design part time while working in the industry.

In 1997, he began his career as a print designer at the Buz Design Group and gained a solid foundation for typography, layout and corporate design. His passion for design evolved beyond the world of print, and learned animation techniques using After Effects and basic 3d.

David landed an internship at Blind where he was quickly elevated into a full time, lead designer and animator for four years. In 2003, he served a one year art director position at Fuel where he directed a team of designers and animators at the west coast office. Clients included Mazda, FX Network, Mattel, and Showtime.

In 2014, he was a freelance art director at Picture Mill where he led a team to win multiple high profile pitches for film and television contracts. Picture Mill successfully won projects that included Freaks of Nature, Straight Out Of Compton, Mutant Ninja Turtles, Empire and Evinrude Outboard Motors.

Currently, David is a freelance art director in California and continues to work with such companies as King and Country, Mocean, Imaginary Forces, Aspect, Royale, Plucky, Big Block, The Famous Group, Ant Farm, Ringer, and BRKLY.

In his spare time, he continues to work on his short films, draws comics, surfs, hikes, and builds a ton of legos with his two sons.

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March 27, 2018

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