David D.J. Knight

Freelance Illustrator

"How would you describe your art?" I am bold with a splash of curiousity, cut from a straightjacket of creativity, and defined by the subtle designs and images I see tossed about my everyday world. You will see me furiously scribbling in a pad on the  train or laughing as I sketch up a new concept that I may just toss away. Creating fanciful and dynamic images is more than a passion it is what I am with my stroke becoming more concrete with each project and my skill a bit keener by the day. Each Illustration is a piece of me given to the world, that spreads my message with every person that comes to me: "What a Lovely Day for Something Imaginative!!"


Many of my products and original fine art are available here, on my site, as well as at ShopColumbiaFeel free to contact me for commissions or general questions!

Featured Artist

 I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by the talented staff at Columbia Student Loop. sharing some of my story as to how I arrived where I am is intrical to who I am as a creator.


Comix: Pencils to Panels, Arcade Gallery, 2018

March of Miniatures, ShopColumbia,  2018

Illustration Annual, Casa Calle 20, 2017

Featured Artist, Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees Reception, 2017

Portrait Project, 2017  

Inspired by Blu, Radisson Blu Gallery,  2015


LINEWORK, Volume 6, 2016

Voyager Magazine, 2018

Columbia Student Loop, 2017


Penciller/Inker, The Misfits, 2018

Penciller/Inker, Blood & Ichor, 2017-Present

Artist Alley Exhibitionist, Various Conventions, 2017-Present

Fine Art Assistant,  Shop Columbia, 2016-Present

Album  Illustrator, Yung Chi Productions, 2015-Present

Production Artist, Printpiphany, 2015-Present

Graphic Designer, ShopColumbia, 2018

Comic Panelist, Comicopolis, 2018

Poster Illustrator, Only the Bones, 2017

Poster Illustrator, Arriver, 2017

Graphic Designer, ShopColumbia, 2017

Production Artist, Before Homosexuals, 2016

Cover Artist, Plympton Publishing, 2016

Gallery Assistant,  Averill + Bernard Leviton Gallery, 2015-2016

Production Designer, Apple, 2015