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David Schwartz

David Schwartz

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Animation
Phone 216.421.7000

David Schwartz is a professional storyteller, having mastered the craft since he could speak a word or hold a pencil. Once he figured out what to do with words and pencils AND get paid, his destiny was set.

Though having established careers in comic books and magazine illustration, and as a radio/TV broadcaster, Dave moved to LA in 1987 and began his career in animation. He started out as a storyboard artist at Disney, Warner Brothers and Klasky-Csupo working on such projects as the Disney Afternoon shows, Tiny Toons, Taz-mania, Pinky and the Brain, The Simpsons and Rugrats. At Disney, Dave moved into writing and directing episodes for Bonkers and The Little Mermaid and became Art Director for Disney TV Development, designing characters for the series, Gargoyles, and creating the animated series, The Mighty Ducks. Dave went on to directing shows at Sony, D.I.C., Film Roman and Dreamworks and storyboarding/writing episodes

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David Schwartz is a professional storyteller, having mastered the craft since he could speak a word or hold a pencil. Once he figured out what to do with words and pencils AND get paid, his destiny was set.

Though having established careers in comic books and magazine illustration, and as a radio/TV broadcaster, Dave moved to LA in 1987 and began his career in animation. He started out as a storyboard artist at Disney, Warner Brothers and Klasky-Csupo working on such projects as the Disney Afternoon shows, Tiny Toons, Taz-mania, Pinky and the Brain, The Simpsons and Rugrats. At Disney, Dave moved into writing and directing episodes for Bonkers and The Little Mermaid and became Art Director for Disney TV Development, designing characters for the series, Gargoyles, and creating the animated series, The Mighty Ducks. Dave went on to directing shows at Sony, D.I.C., Film Roman and Dreamworks and storyboarding/writing episodes for Johnny Bravo at Cartoon Network.

As a freelancer, Dave has storyboarded on The X-men, Batman: Brave and the Bold, Robot Chicken and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, among hundreds of others.

As an educator, Dave has taught in the animation departments of Santa Monica College, Woodbury University and CSUN- Northridge, all in Los Angeles, California. He currently teaches Storyboards for Animation and Illustration, Concept Design and figure drawing courses at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

He continues to do concept design and storyboards for film and TV projects, post editorial cartoons on the internet and is a member of the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society and the National Cartoonists Society.

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