About

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.
 
Education:
 
Univeristy of Utah
 
Calfornia Institute of the Arts (CALARTS)                             2001-2004
 
Professional Experience:
 
Story Artist
 
DreamWorks Feature Animation       2004-present
 
Tusker
 
Bee Movie
 
Flushed Away
 
How to Train Your Dragon
 
Megamind
 
Button of Doom
 
Rise of the Guardians (currently in production)
 
Author/Illustrator:
 
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
   
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