VMPA Senior Thesis

David Clem



Even from his earliest years, New Jersey native David Clem has always possessed a strong passion for creative storytelling. Whether it was turning ordinary sticks into magic wands or envisioning tall trees as breath-taking castles, there was no limit too great for his wild imagination–an imagination that he would soon come to use to create imaginative stories for all to enjoy through art and animation.

During his time at Rutgers University, David had the opportunity to develop new skills in character design, storyboarding, and, of course, the complex process of animation. It was through the teachings of his many professors that David soon discovered a preference for concept art and developed a deep aspiration to pursue this specific field within renowned studios like Walt Disney Animation.