David Leutert is a German illustrator and
graphic designer based in Brooklyn, NY.


He is a multidisciplinary creative with a passion for type, details and bad puns. With ten years experience, David has worked with clients in advertising, music, fashion and editorial. He holds an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

When he’s not busy pushing pixels or drawing letters, he’s a promoter for punk shows, plays drums, reads comics, marinates tofu and wonders why he can’t feel pain on the skin of his elbows. 

Feel free to get in touch for inquiries, collaborations or extensive arguments about the Sopranos ending.



Digital Illustration, Art Direction, Branding, Hand Lettering, Package Design, Copywriting, Character Design, Apparel Graphics, Signpainting, 2D Animation, Screen Printing, Pattern Design, Storyboarding, Reportage Drawing, Gig Posters, Getting Shit Done


Adidas, MTV, Universal Music, Variety, New Balance, Colossal Media, Siemens, Doubleday & Cartwright, Pabst Brewing Co., IG Metall, Spalding, AKA NYC, Visual Arts Journal, The Beer Necessities, Kneipp, NDR, BR, PULS, Vedes, Rehau, Russell Athletic, Zuper, Panther Booking, Plattenbau Music, BIKE Athletic, Hellma, Barehead, United Domains, Harding Township School, Kokobuy Japan, Mach1, Kinderarche, Zett9


ADC 96th Annual Award, American Illustration 35 (Selected), 3x3 International Illustration Award No. 13 (Distinguished Merit), PRINT Typography & Lettering Award 2017 (Merit), ADC Germany: Junior Competition 2017 (Silver Nail), Creative Quarterly 46 (Winner), Graphis New Talent Annual 2017 (Merit), Adobe Design Achievement Award 2016 (Semifinalist), German Design Award 2018 (Nominee), AKA NYC Broadway Scholarship Competition (1st Place), SVA MFA Illustration Department Merit Scholarship


05/2017: ADC Ausstellung @ Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, DE
05/2017: Thesis Show @ SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY
11/2016: American Illustration 35 @ Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
09/2016: The Book Show @ SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY
05/2016: 6th SNF Annual International Conference on Philanthropy @ SNF Cultural Center, Athens, GRC
03/2016: GONE – An Exhibition Based On a Short Story by Jack Ketchum @ SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY
10/2015: FAIRdreht @ elan-Halle, Fuerth, DE
02/2014: Graduate Exhibition @ Nuremberg Institute of Technology, Nuremberg, DE
07/2012: Designers’ Night 5 @ Nuremberg Institute of Technology, Nuremberg, DE