Full Time Faculty


David Perry

David Perry
Assistant Professor, Digital Art & Animation

Director, Project X Animation & Art

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, David Perry has applied his talents to a range of technical and artistic endeavors. First working as an architectural designer and drafts-person in the residential construction industry, then developing a web design business that served clients including Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. After learning the craft of animation, David worked as a traditional animator in the games and commercial industries providing animation for companies that included animating Nickelodeon properties for Living Books and commercials for Colossal Pictures. In 2001 David was offered his first opportunity to teach an animation class and has been teaching ever since.

Assistant Professor David Perry currently teaches drawing and animation classes at Cogswell in addition to helping instruct the Project X class as Animation and Art director. He has taught animation and drawing at DeAnza College and been a guest lecturer at San Jose State University where he oversaw a student produced feature length animated film. David is a two time recipient of Cogswell's excellence in teaching award. He has been juror at the Animatu animation festival in Portugal and Aniwow in Beijing and presented talks at both festivals.

Along the way David has worked as a senior software developer for the LPS Group providing web based database tools. He has also authored a free animation program for students called MonkeyJam that is available on the web and has been licensed by The Book Shop Ltd. for inclusion in clay animation activity kits for children. In his spare time David enjoys hiking, golf, cycling and remodeling his house. He is also adviser for the Animation and Comic-book Creation clubs on campus.