David Gordon has art directed and/or worked on visual development, layout, and character design for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar, including such movies as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, and Cars; BlueSky’s Robots and Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants; as well as animated commercials for companies like Cheerios and Nike. He has also written and illustrated many children’s books, among them Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, and Smitten. He is one of the authors of the acclaimed graphic novels Out of Picture I and Out of Picture II, and one of three illustrators of Jon Scieszka’s 52-book, New York Times bestselling series, Trucktown.
His shows include Galerie Arludnik’s “The Art of Out of Picture,” various Society of Illustrators’ group shows, and the MoMA’s “Pixar, Twenty Years of Animation.”
He does commercial storyboards for Saatchi, BBDO, Y&R, TBWA Chiat, Weiden+Kennedy, and McCann Worldgroup.
He was trained at Parsons and, more recently, at the New York Academy of Art, adding to his portfolio of illustrations a new body of fine-art oil paintings.