David “HABBENINK” Habben is an illustrator, artist, designer, and educator based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. His illustrations can be found in everything from children’s books & magazines to advertising campaigns, snowboards, and fine art galleries. He is skilled in the use of traditional and digital media, creating illustrations for a wide variety of clientele, including publishing, apparel, advertising and interactive media.
His list of clients include: Utah Business Magazine, The Friend, New Era, and Liahona magazines, Core Knowledge, SLC Children’s Theatre, Bain Capital, AirSupply, Struck, Sasquatch Music Festival, WeLikeSmall, SuperTopSecret, Worship Skateboards, Threadless, Chronicle Books, Denizen Magazine, Powerspeak Language Training, Feel Good Music, Blooms and Co., Nashville City Weekly, Rightway Nutrition, SkiUtah, Salt Lake Magazine, Venafi, Lehman Millet, YouAndWho, Hogle Zoo, Chimera Snowboards, Fantasy Interactive, Chefables, DrawMore Inc, BYU Magazine, ImageZoo, Deer Valley Ski Resort, Epson, Zion’s Bank, SanDisk, Simplicity Life, TLC America, Utah Office of Transportation, Coca-Cola Corp., Corsa, Nintendo, Toyota, Friskies, and more.
David’s excellent artworks has won him numerous awards: SLC AIGA 100 Show Selection, 2016, Merit Award, 2015 Internation Art Competition, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3×3 Creative Quarterly #34 (runner-up) and #37 (winner), Communication Arts Design Annual 2014, 3×3 Creative Quarterly #34/#43 (runner-up) and #37 (winner), LCS Showcase 100 Winner.
We are charmed by his collection and we’re impressed with his work. David has lots of amazing creations but we have decided to showcase his Shapes of Conscious designs. Shapes of Conscious is a neat little project with his sketchbook. The idea of the experiment is to start with a simple shape and then to fill that shape with a unique character.
Here is what David has to say about it:
“With this sketchbook, I’ve been challenging my creativity by starting first with a simple shape, drawn without the end goal in mind. Once the shape is drawn, I go about filling it with a character that develops a story of its own. The idea here is to get out of my own way, to let the drawing develop itself without forcing it into a desired narrative or purpose.” – David Habben
Below you will find a small selection from this fascinating series.
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