Based in Mammoth Lakes California Dave Titus Illustrations is a Creative Design Studio focused on developing lively, colorful images and sophisticated design. Sometimes funny, other times serious, strange or even scary Dave’s work has personality. For over 25 years he’s collaborated with some of North America’s biggest brands, turning clients’ ideas into captivating artwork.
He always loved to draw. His mother remembered that he drew a perfect picture of the Tin Zman while watching the Wizard of Oz at age 5. He’s always had a pencil in his hand. In college discovered the airbrush, and on the job he converted to Photoshop. “It’s not that I’m a computer nerd,” he said, “but you need to know the tools you use whether they be airbrush or a desktop system. The computer is no more important to me than a pencil, but to draw means everything in the world.”
His Creative Design Studio provides a whole range of services besides illustration including art direction, packaging design, branding, murals, site-specific installations, signage, logos and web design. Clients love working with Dave. Creative, fun, flexible and deadline-focused, the studio stays within budget and approaches every project with enthusiasm and a touch of magic.
Dave sketches a lot on paper, but also does his research. He often collaborates with trusted associates, and a uses variety of tools to tackle assignments. Photoshop and Illustrator are the workhorses, but if it’s a giant wall mural, an articulating boom does the trick. Each project requires unique solutions, and that’s how Dave likes it.
Dave Titus has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design with an illustration concentration from San Jose State University. He also had a creative mother who introduced him to art at an early age. Enough can’t be said about the lessons one learns from his mother.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST
Target, Kohl’s, General Mills, Schwan’s, Nabisco, Disney, McDavid, Pfizer, Medtronics, Specialized, Prevacid, Kirkland Signature, MyPillow, McMillian, Airborne, Intuit, GRAMMY Foundation…
Best of Show – Top 50 Fusion Digital Art Competition – London, England
GURU Award – Illustration Finalist – Photoshop World, LA Conference
Finalist in Seybold’s Digital Art Competition – San Francisco Seminar
Best of Show Logo Design – United States Racquetball Association Logo Competition
Mozilla Mascot Design and Netscape’s premiere website
BPAA award Animated Software Demo – S3 Corporation
Honorable Mention – Siggraph Digital Art Competition
Dave Titus Illustrations