David Gordon has done visual development, layout and character design for numerous production companies from Lucasfilm to Pixar, including such movies as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, and Cars; BlueSky’s Robots and Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants. He has also written and illustrated many children’s books, among them Hansel and Diesel, The Three Little Rigs, The Ugly Truckling, and Smitten. He is one of the illustrators of Jon Scieszka’s 52-book, NYTimes best-selling series, Trucktown. His newest book is Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery, also a NYTimes Bestseller
His shows include MoMA’s Pixar, Twenty Years of Animation,
Paris’s Galerie Arludnik,and various Society of Illustrators’ group shows.
He was trained at Parsons and the New York Academy of Art.