David Calabrese

Associate Professor of Illustration


Hartford Art School
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MFA, Interactive Design & Game Development, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006

BFA, Illustration, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 2003

David Calabrese is interested in narrative illustration, traditional and electronic games, film, and  fantasy illustration for entertainment markets. He worked in the commercial field as a studio artist, animator, and illustrator with industry developers such as EA Games, Clear Crown Studios, Magic Gaming, and Left Brain Games. 

The various studios, clients, and industries he has worked for lent him broad knowledge of professional practices. His artwork has appeared in games such as Shattered Suns, Charm Girls Club: Design Time & Charming Matches, Rainforest Quest, University of You, Super Swarm Smash, and Dragon Defense. 

Since 2017, David has taught Drawing For Animation, 3-D Illustration, 3-D Animation, and Animation Project for the Illustration department at Hartford Art School.