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David “HABBENINK” Habben is an illustrator, artist, and educator based in Utah, USA. His unique work has been featured in children’s books, magazines, and even on snowboards. He’s received awards from 3x3 Creative Quarterly, Communication Arts, Graphis Magazine, and the AIGA, and David’s first author-illustrated children’s book, “Mr. Sherman’s Cloud” (Page Street Publishing), was named one of Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year for 2020.

His imaginative style applies intricate line work to create distinctive characters and worlds. He also combines bold brushwork with dynamic shapes in striking story-filled imagery. David’s education includes a BFA in Illustration and MFA in Studio Art. He was also a Children’s Book Design Fellow at Chronicle Books. These combined influences inspire him to keep developing creatively and give a new voice to every project.

When he’s not in the studio or classroom, David loves spending time with his family, especially outdoors, and traveling.

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2020 Graphis Protest Poster 2: Silver Award image
2020 Graphis Protest Poster 2: Silver Award
2021 iJungle Illustration Annual: Silver Award for Editorial Illustration image
2021 iJungle Illustration Annual: Silver Award for Editorial Illustration
Archive Selection for American Illustration 41 - 2021/2022 image
Archive Selection for American Illustration 41 - 2021/2022
Included in the 2021 Society of Illustrators Annual Show image
Included in the 2021 Society of Illustrators Annual Show
2024 Graphis Poster Awards: Silver Award image
2024 Graphis Poster Awards: Silver Award
Included in the 2021 Society of Illustrators-LA "Illustration West" Annual Show image
Included in the 2021 Society of Illustrators-LA "Illustration West" Annual Show
3x3 International Illustration Annual 2021 Bronze Award image
3x3 International Illustration Annual 2021 Bronze Award
2020 Silver Award from Graphis Magazine image
2020 Silver Award from Graphis Magazine
Professional Show no.18 - Multiple Winner image
Professional Show no.18 - Multiple Winner
Creative Quarterly's Top 25 Illustrators of 2020 image
Creative Quarterly's Top 25 Illustrators of 2020
Creative Quarterly 100 Best Illustration 2020/2021 image
Creative Quarterly 100 Best Illustration 2020/2021
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