A Brief History of David Huyck
I was born in the suburban flatlands north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. With the schoolyard half a block in one direction and the candy store a half a block in the other direction, my childhood was an interesting balance of motion sickness on the tire swing and a sugar buzz from Hollie’s corner store. That high-fructose queasiness frequently shows up in my illustrations yet today.
My wife, our daughter, and I live in Moscow, Idaho, and I find myself playing on the floor almost as much as my two brothers and I did when we were kids. We’d build whole worlds out of Legos, play with a beam-of-light burglar alarm one of my brothers made, or make each other laugh at the drawings we made for hours at a time. Sitting on the floor is a wonderful vantage point from which I see tiny details I might have previously forgotten, or looking up at the bottom of things I might not have really wanted to see in the first place. There’s always something new to learn.
I completed my Masters in Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007, and since then I find myself actually enjoying my time in the classroom from the other side of the desk/easel/drawing board. Watching other young artists discover new and different ways to make images and communicate ideas is exciting and inspires me to continue my own experimentation.
I am always looking for another way to try something new: either on my own, collaborating with others, or as a pencil-for-hire. Also, beer. I love to help people tell stories through illustrations, logo and brand design, and even letter-by-letter with hand-lettering or typeface design. Let me know what I can draw for you!