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David Boelke

Freelance Book Illustrator & Illustrator

Location:Burbank, California, United States
Phone: (818) 566-8495
2 Skills
David Boelke Illustrator
Past Projects

“Dilbert”-esque comic strips for Hewlett-Packard “Hair On Fire” e-book sales tool
HP Character designs for online in-house magazine article illustrations.
Layout Illustrations for Disney Childrens’ Publishing Worldwide books based on Pixar movies: “Cars,” “Cars 2” “Ratatouille,” “Meet the Robinsons,” “Wall-E,” etc.
Storyboards and concepts for Buena Vista Television’s “Home Improvement” Syndication Launch
New Yorker-style humorous illustrations for Cesar’s Way by Cesar Millan, (a.k.a. “The Dog Whisperer”) a long-running New York Times Bestseller
Wrote and Illustrated Readers Theatre plays for Benchmark Education Publications
Wrote and illustrated a graphic novelization of Robin Hood legend
Humorous Illustrations and satire for Zillions, a Consumer Reports Publication for Kids

Employment History

2004-Present: Freelance Illustrator — Los Angeles and Orange County

Storyboards for a variety of clients, including Taco Bell, Dell, etc.
Character designs and layouts for Disney Children’s Publishing Worldwide
Concept illustrations for productions and staging events for marketing companies
Creative direction
Book and editorial illustrations for print and web

2000-2004: Senior Creative Editorial Director/Illustrator— Maritz, Inc., Torrance, CA

Character Designs and layouts
Character Designs for flash animation
Illustrations for on-camera art
Storyboards and concept boards for staging and events
Writing for proposals, direct mail, marketing, experiential marketing, events, executive speeches
Worked as a liaison between clients and talent

Employment History (Continued)

1992-2000: Self-Employed Freelance Character Design and Storyboard Illustrator—Los Angeles and Orange County

Character design for independent toy manufacturer
Bell Atlantic Phone Book character design for channel marketing video
Characters and caricatures for humorous satire editorial illustration (also writing) for Zillions Magazine, a Consumer Reports publication for Kids, drawing back covers and kid-inspired “Wacky Cards”
Storyboards/creative concept illustrations for Burbank and Orange County production companies

1990-1992 Creative Director—Creative Partners, Long Beach, CA

Storyboards, creative concepts and post production broadcast and non-broadcast productions
Character Design for video and multi-image productions
Comps and illustrations for on-camera art, stage designs
Post production and talent supervision
Worked as liaison between clients and vendors

Partial Client List (Complete List on Request)

NBC, Disney Children’s Publishing Worldwide, Hewlett-Packard, Hyundai, Toyota, The Association, Alpine Audio, American Heart Association, Blackstone Media, Consumers Union, Data East, Del Taco, George P. Johnson, Honda, Infinity Audio, Kaiser/Permanente, Kids Mart/Little Folks, Maritz, MPH Productions, Nissan, Taco Bell, Transamerica Life, Warner Bros. Marketing, Yamaha, Zillions Magazine, Zojirushi


St. Olaf College, Minnesota
B of A in Art and Theater (Honors: Magna *** Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Additional Studies:
Hanna-Barbera: Character Design
Storyboarding and Writing for Animation
Screenwriting UCLA
Adobe Photoshop

Skills: Traditional illustration, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Mac, Excel, PowerPoint, writing and editing.
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Book Illustration