David grew up in advertising. From the moment he visited his creative director father on a commercial set, he knew he wanted to be a part of this business. His love of all things creative led him to study graphic design and animation at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
David entered the industry as a designer/animator at Superfad, rising through the ranks to become senior staff designer in NYC. He then worked as a creative force for Digital Kitchen, Brand New School and Prologue, cutting his teeth in visual story telling and composition before transitioning into live action directing.
AMERICAN DREAMS became David’s first documentary short, the story of a Pacific Northwesterner who begins shaping surfboards to escape the bleak circumstances of the local economy. The work demonstrated impressive skills in graphics, cinematography and animation that led to him signing with Supply&Demand as a commercial director.
A well-rounded filmmaker, David’s hands-on approach constantly streamlines each project from prep through delivery. His experience in advertising, post-production, design and still photography have prepared him perfectly for the job of directing commercials. He thrives on elevating his craft from project to project, putting forth twice the effort to establish himself as a premier director.
David is hungry to become a true original, a visual artist who carves out meaningful, masterful story for every client he embraces. He continues to craft experiential films with palpable atmosphere that is driven by mood, texture and character. Conveying emotions through stirring imagery is Holm’s expressed goal every time he commits an image to film.