David S Karoll



Experienced professional in the animation industry with a strong eye for color and detail.
Diverse skills, excellent work ethic, able to lead or work on a team.
Available for full-time or freelance.


2018 Stoopid Buddy Stoodios
Background Painter on Hot Streets

2012 – 2018 Marvel Animation
Lead Color Stylist on Hulk and The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Guardians of The Galaxy

2012 Rollman Entertainment
Lead Color Stylist on NFL Rush Zone

2011 The Graphic Film Company
Lead Texture Painter on Thunder Run.

2008-2011 DreamWorks Feature Animation
Surfacer on How To Train Your Dragon, Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space, Shrek Forever After, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, Megamind, Madagascar 3, Scared Shrekless, Puss In Boots.

2007-2008 Sony TV Animation
Lead Color Stylist on The Spectacular Spider-Man.

2007 Starz Media
Color Stylist on The Simpsons Movie.

2005 Warner Bros. Animation
Color Stylist on Curious George (feature).

2005 Swordplay Entertainment
Lead Color Stylist on Conan Animated: Red Nails.

2005 SD Entertainment
Art Director on My Little Pony.

2003-2004 DreamWorks Feature Animation
CG Lighter on SharkTale.

1995-2003 DreamWorks Feature Animation
Artistic Supervisor of Color Models on The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas.

1991-1995 Warner Bros. TV Animation
Background Designer on Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Freakazoid!

1990-1991 Klasky-Csupo
Background Layout Artist on The Simpsons.

1990 Project X Productions
Color Models Supervisor on Fox’s Peter Pan & the Pirates.

1986-1989 DIC Enterprises
Color Models Supervisor on The Real Ghostbusters, Slimer, Starcom, ALF, ALF Tales, and C.O.P.S.


1982-1986 Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design
Los Angeles, CA. Illustration/Design major


All assets completed using Paint and Light (both being DreamWorks' proprietary software) and Photoshop.

Responsible for painting and applying appropriate shaders for various props on the following projects:

How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

trebuchet tower
trebuchet tower base

Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space (2009)

microwave oven
rubber bats
various Halloween decorations in kitchen
various signs at farm
interior barn light

Shrek Forever After (2010)

Pied Piper’s flute
Rumpelstiltskin’s gate
ogre war room table map
teddy bear

Scared Shrekless (2010)

pumpkin logo
various trees, vines & leaves

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (2010)

Mr. Ping’s pot
various food trays

Megamind (2010)

toy shelf
toy top
toy truck
welding mask

Responsible for creating pattern designs and applying various color schemes to clothing for incidental characters appearing in various countries on the following project:

Madagascar 3 (2012)



Illustration/Graphic Design

Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA


  • Marvel Animation
  • DreamWorks Feature Animation
  • Warner Bros. Animation


  • Color Styling
  • Texture Painting
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design


  • Photoshop