David McLeod

David is a multi disciplinary illustrator and artist, born in a small coastal town in Australia. He studied Graphic Design and New Media at the University of Wollongong. What? Yes. He’s now based in New York where he has a sweet studio and works his magic with textural CGI illustration, typography and 3D lettering for clients like Nike, Calvin Klein, Toyota and Wired. He uses amazing and vibrant palettes, and we think his work is the ultimate exploration of texture and form.

We love what he does so much that we just had to invite him for a collaboration. A few words by David on designing his piece 'Together'  for UNFRAMED: ‘I set out to create something that felt spontaneous and positive with the piece, combining forms of different characteristics with one another in ways that create a kind of visual dialogue between neighboring elements. I was also very interested in the process of translating a digital design into a physical piece of embroidery. Working in flat colour posed a nice challenge as my work usually relies on rendering with texture and shading. I wanted to see how the dimensionality and implied movement in this piece could be communicated in as minimalistic a way as possible.’
For a super intense braingasm, check David’s Vimeo account