About Dave Otto

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I am a freelance artist currently based in Seattle, WA. My works are narrative, often surreal and expressive illustrations, many of which feature animals engaged in activities that tell stories, or otherwise comment subjectively about human concerns. Professional work includes both private and corporate commissions. I am available for editorial and book assignments, or any other type of project my work would be suitable for.  Please reach out to me with any questions.

I hold a BFA in Illustration from California College of the Arts in 2002, and was awarded the honor of High Distinction. I enjoy the guitar, cycling, reading, city culture, and traveling.

Moline, IL is home v 1.0, and at one point or another have called each of the following home v 2.0, 3.0, etc: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, New York City, Chicago, and Osaka and Kobe, Japan.