David Lewis is a professional London-based Cartoonist, Caricaturist and Visualiser, with twenty years of experience within the corporate sector. He is also experienced in work for television, most notably as a Designer/Cartoon artist for ITV’s award-winning animated topical satire 2DTV.
David works internationally: his skills have been used at events ranging from the Shakespeare & Co. Literary Festival in Paris to workshops in Berlin, Abu Dhabi, Detroit and Warsaw.
David graduated from St. John’s College, Oxford University with a First in English Literature in 1989. Since then, he has built up a broad portfolio of cartooning work, specialising in the business sector. He has wide experience in corporate visualisation, brainstorming and graphic recording. He has a long-term association with Trompenaars Hampden-Turner and has illustrated all their books and many of their workshops since the 1990s.
His many satisfied clients include Her Majesty the Queen (for her 80th birthday celebrations), Richard Branson, Bruce Forsyth, the Economist magazine and many large corporations ranging from Johnson & Johnson to Nationwide.
His work has been published in The Beano, The Sunday Times and The Daily Mirror. His television credits include The One Show, Come Dine With Me, CBBC, Jack Dee’s Happy Hour, Horrible Histories and Wogan’s Web. He was a Designer/Cartoon artist for 2DTV through all of its series; subsequently he worked with the 2DTV team on George Michael’s video ‘Shoot the Dog’.
David illustrates for a broad range of clients. His work includes portraiture, book and magazine illustration, Christmas cards, advertising commissions and corporate gifts. He has even been asked to design wedding cakes and tattoos!
In the course of his career David has drawn approximately one hundred thousand guests at parties, exhibitions, functions and trade shows. His work has spanned four continents: from Washington to Jaipur, from Manchester to Marrakech.
Recently, David has been proud to be involved with The Anstee Bridge Programme, an alternative provision service for Year 11 students with confidence issues. He has worked closely with the students designing two museum exhibitions at Kingston Museum and Kingston Town Hall. You can read more about the project here.
He is married to the Novelist and Writing Coach Jacqui Lofthouse and has two teenage children.