Initially an architecture student, David chose to study Fine Arts instead. After graduating with a degree in design, he continued to work in design, advertising and illustration. He has been a freelance illustrator, art director and creative director at digital advertising agencies.
Poster campaign for Abanca Bank
Beautiful series of giant size portraits by David Despau for an outdoor display campaign for the Spanish bank Abanca.
Portrait of the philosopher Elisabeth Badinter made by David Despau for the cover of L'Express magazine.
David Despau painted portraits of important soccer agents for the cover of the magazine L'Équipe from April 21st, 2018.
Fan of Star Trek? This year, the saga of Paramount Picture celebrates its 50th anniversary. David Despau created diverse promotional pictures and packagings for the collection The Wrath of Khan.
Institutional Investor magazine
Institutional Investor magazine is specialized in research and world rankings publications that serve as industry benchmarks, informing and influencing its audience. David Despau was requested to illustrate portraits of Shelly Yang, Kim Sung Jin et Rajah Sukumar for an article of the magazine.
David Despau illustrated the rugby players Mike Brown, Joe Launchbury and Courtney Laws, for the article Players to watch from GQ file Electric Performance.
3 magnificent realistic compositions signed David Despau demonstrating of the pope' actions, for the article "Surprising pope François" for the Pilgrim magazine.
New Trail Magazine / University of Alberta
David Despau illustrated a series of 24 portraits which pay tribute to the Alumni of the University of Alberta which also celebrates its 100 years. From 1911 to nowadays, we can discover in this edition of New Trail Magazine, 24 students who create the history ans spirit of this school.
Magazine Long Cours
David Despau illustrated the article Dechen Yeshi, la jeune fille aux yaks. Living at a 3,200 m altitude in Tibet, she founded the company Norlha, which sells yak wool (the khullu, equivalent to cashmere) and creates throws and scarves that are sold in luxury boutiques.
Epic Life Magazine, Vail Resorts
With the Sochi Olympics in mind, David Despau was asked to create the portraits of 6 Olympic hopeful athletes for an article about them in Epic Life Magazine, the Vail Resorts publication.