David Derr of D2 Studios Inc.worked for New Jersey advertising agencies as Art and Creative Director before starting D2 Studios Inc. in 1993. Derr has achieved national recognition with designs for clients such as A&E Cable Network, Zoom, Times Warner, Interep, M&A Advisors, Cygnus Expositions, PennWell Publications, Kidde, UTC, Curtiss Wright, and other clients in commercial as well as entertainment fields. His expertise includes the design of, logos, brochures, presentations, corporate identity packages, websites, CD/DVD and Book covers, Magazine design and layout, Trade show publications and collateral materials, Corporate communications, ads, software interfaces, etc. He also does work with non-profit organizations such as; the NJ Storytelling Festival, The Masterwork Chorus, The Arts Council of the Morris Area, and Pre-School Advantage, as well as internationally recognized musicians and artists, designing pieces that heighten audience awareness and perception.
Derr also is on the advisory board for an up and coming theater company based out of Manhattan. DiverseCity Theater has been called by the NY Times “one of the top theater companies to watch” and had recently been nominated for a prestigious award from Actors Equity. His most recent project with DCT was as Advertising Director for a benefit concert for PhilDev at Alice Tully Hall which featured top Broadway performers and Tony Award Winners including "Disney Legend" Lea Salonga of Miss Siagon and Les Miserable fame.
Derr’s continues to create and exhibit fine art which has been included in exhibitions juried by Ivan Karp of the OK Harris Gallery, Holly Solomon, of the Holly Solomon Gallery, both from New York, NY, as well as exhibitions curated by representatives from the Guggenheim and NJ State Museums. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. His fine art appear in corporate, government and private collections throughout the world.
Awards include: Adobe Digital Imaging Competition ReFocus Now Calendar Competetion International Digital Mural Competition NY Art Directors' Club Jasper Awards Creative Challenge Printing Industries of America Association of Graphic Arts
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