David Prittie Graphic Artist – New York City.
1954 – 2018
From 1994 through 2012, David was the Senior Digital Imaging Artist for The Madison Group, a division of Young & Rubicam, producing high-end images for national and worldwide ad campaigns for clients including Citibank, AT&T, Land Rover, Dell, LG, Conrad Hotels, IBM, Xerox, Microsoft, Pfizer, SmithKline, Clairol, Colgate, Kimberly-Clark, Pepperidge Farm, and the US Postal Service. David also served as the primary imaging and production artist for 3-dimensional promotional displays used in Citibank branches throughout the New York metro area and received an Addy Award for his digital imaging work for Smith Kline Beecham. He has continued to work with The Madison Group on a freelance basis since 2013.
Before coming to Y&R, David apprenticed as a graphics associate with Burt Kleeger, Inc., assisting in the development of poster designs and promotional materials for six Woody Allen films, including Hanna and Her Sisters, Radio Days and The Purple Rose of Cairo. He was also responsible for extensive text handling for The Borzoi Reader, a 52-page trade booklet published quarterly by Alfred A. Knopf.
David is also a Founding Board Member and the Senior Graphic Designer for The Flea, an Off-Off-Broadway theater in Lower Manhattan. He has conceived and designed the posters for more than seventy productions at The Flea, including fifty-five world premieres. With his posters, logo designs, website development, banner ads, printed and online benefit invitations, show programs, lobby signage, event graphics, and fundraising brochures, David created and has maintained The Flea’s graphic identity since its inception in 1996.
Experienced in both graphic and theater arts, David brings a distinctive blend of skills and sensibilities to all of his creative endeavors. In addition to graphics and digital imaging, he has worked professionally as an actor, director, scenic artist, set and lighting designer, photographer, cinematographer and film and sound editor. Originally from northeast Ohio, he was the co-founder there of The Kent Acting & Touring Company with director, James Thornton. After earning an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, he co-founded the Kozo Theater on New York’s Lower East Side with director, Jim Simpson, and co-produced several original plays, including Kozo’s critically-acclaimed, jazz-era adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s Baal.
David has most recently worked with long-time collaborator, Kyle Chepulis, The Flea Theater, and architects ARO, in developing façade signage, video displays, theater entrance signs, interior way-finding and donor wall designs for The Flea’s $23M permanent new home in Tribeca, a 3-theater complex which opened in the Fall of 2017.