David Derrick’s work can be seen in fine art galleries, children’s books and on the big screen. A native of Utah David studied painting and drawing at the University of Utah and went on to study animation at CalARTS. David has worked at DreamWorks feature animation as a story artist since 2004 lending his talents to Bee Movie, Flushed Away, Megamind, Mad Valentine, How to Train Your Dragon and most recently Rise of the Guardians. David’s fine art sculptures are displayed on the prestigious El Paseo drive in Palm Desert at the J. Willott Gallery. David lives with his wife three kids a parrot and a sheep dog.

David G. Derrick Jr.
David G. Derrick Jr.
Univeristy of Utah
Calfornia Institute of the Arts (CALARTS)                             2001-2004
Professional Experience:
Story Artist
DreamWorks Feature Animation       2004-present
Bee Movie
Flushed Away
How to Train Your Dragon
Button of Doom
Rise of the Guardians (currently in production)
Kadogo the Next Big Thing
Darkhorse Publishing
Sid the Squid
Immedium Publishing
African Diaries
The studio of David G. Derrick Jr.
Awards: Student Emmy Award
Best animated short -Hollywood film festival
Honorable Mention – Angelus Awards