David Leutert is a German illustrator and 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 fun projects, collaborations or extensive arguments about the Sopranos ending. 

Represented by Closer&Closer (North America)
Email Inquiries to hello@closerandcloser.co
Call +1.323.426.4409


Digital Illustration, Art Direction, Branding, Hand Lettering, Package Design, Murals, 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, Lollapalooza, Adobe, New Balance, Colossal Media, The Hollywood Reporter, Arte Magazin, Siemens, Doubleday & Cartwright, Pabst Brewing Co., School of Visual Arts, IG Metall, Spalding, Smoke Signal, AKA NYC, Visual Arts Journal, Dirty Coast, 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


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 100 Best in Graphic Design 2017, 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


10/2018: Adobe MAX @ Los Angeles Convention Center
02/2018: Creative Quarterly 100 Best 2017 @ Miranda Kuo Gallery, New York, NY
08/2017: Das Große Granteln @ Galerie Eisdiele, Nuremberg, DE
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