DAVID HENRY LANTZ
I am a freelance designer/illustrator. I am responsible for the look and feel, style and narrative of a product. Having worked from Fortune 500 companies to local organic breweries - I have experience from print to web and everything in between. A sense of humor goes a long way in a high pressure environment and with that I have managed to keep ahead of the curve with a passion for what I do.
I love finding new solutions through research and experience. Through my visual storytelling skills and my strive to constantly be better, I map out solutions to complicated problems that will suit the needs of an audience and exceed the expectations of any client (while speaking visually in the companies voice). I have dedicated my life to becoming the best illustrator I can be. I am a visual problem solver.
- Facebook Inc
- Column Five Media
- Revive Kombucha
- The Native
- Eriq Wities
- Nob Hill Gazette
- Paul-Gaps Productions
- Thousand Dreams Productions LLC
"My team and I feel so fortunate to work with David regularly on one of our biggest projects - it's been a truly rewarding partnership, and hard to imagine someone who brings more thought, skill, and creativity to their work. The graphics and illustration we do require a balance of structure and creative freedom that David has shown from the start, and he has always been a true pleasure to work and communicate with, someone we truly consider part of the team. I'd recommend him without hesitation and hope to continue our collaboration into the future!"
Sara Barbour - Producer at Column Five Media
"I recently had the pleasure to work with David Henry Lantz on the publication of the digital magazine application Peephole 2.0. Throughout its production, David provided thoughtfully researched, beautifully designed and illustrated content, employing animation and interactivity where tastefully suitable. I found him talented, creative, and essential to our project- a person you can count on. I would work with him again without hesitation."
David Ball - Art Director for Peephole Magazine
"David is an amazing wellspring of knowledge and creativity. We hired David for a 12 piece book encapsulating the difficult concept of Dante's Inferno. We gave vague references to what we wanted and asked him to create a look and feel for a different world. We didn't want the typical "hellscape" that goes alongside most work like this.
David took the time to iterate on each scene, writing down rough concepts of his ideas and feelings for each scene and how they mapped together- all the while being very collaborative and welcoming to our thought process. He would come back and show even more imaginative concepts after each meeting. To say we were impressed would be an understatement.
He then proceeded to do color studies on the concepts (pulling from random "feels" and images I dug up on the internet for a mood board) - he narrowed down his palate and started sketching rough ideas of layout and in small thumbnails so he could easily maneuver from idea to idea if it wasn't turning out the way he wanted.
He is a perfectionist at his peek but allows for input in a constructive way for a better result on what we both wanted in the end. All in all - we will continue to hire David for work whenever we can. He is an invaluable asset to anyone he works with and inspired us to think outside the box and really expand our horizons to something that we both could be proud of.
Thanks David for your amazing work!"
Jerame Joel Barriga - Sr. UI/UX Designer at TicketWeb