David began his university studies in Architecture but eventually graduated in Fine Arts specializing in Design. Since then he has worked in the world of design and advertising in which in addition to working as a freelance illustrator he has worked as both Art Director and Creative Director at several digital advertising agencies.
He has worked for prestigious magazines such as Time, The New Yorker, ESPN magazine, The Washington Post, Car & Driver, Harper’s Bazar, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Billboard, Elle, Rob Report, The Observer, Le Monde, L’Equipe, L’Express and additionally for clients such as Porsche, Kinder, Burton, DC comics, Warner Bros, Paramount, Circo du Solei to name a few.
He was recognized by the prestigious Taschen publication ‘100 Illustrators’ as one of the most influential international illustrators of the last decade.
David Despau will be judging the Advertising category.