Former Disney Digital Artist Joins inVeritas as Senior Creative Director
Kersey serves as the executive director of the New Design School in Fayetteville and teaches graphic design and animation courses at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and Arkansas Arts Academy.
Kersey will be based in the inVeritas Northwest Arkansas office and lead creative projects throughout the country.
inVeritas, a public affairs firm, expanded to Northwest Arkansas in 2015. The firm’s primary practice areas include public relations – including design and digital media; corporate and brand management; government relations; and market research.
“David’s skills and talents will elevate the firm’s creative capabilities to a whole new level,” said inVeritas CEO Ruth Whitney. “His extensive design, animation and digital experience, along with creative partners at the New Design School, will allow us to build strategically on the work we are doing every day for our clients.”
An Arkansas native, Kersey earned a bachelor of arts with a specialization in computer animation from Savannah College of Art and Design and spent 15 years in the animation industry in Los Angeles before returning to Arkansas in 2015.
His film work began at Sony Pictures Imageworks where he worked on The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Beowulf.
After six years at Sony, Kersey joined Disney Feature Animation, where he was a look development artist on the Academy Award-winning blockbuster, Frozen. He also worked on several award-winning feature films, including Feast, Frozen Fever, Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph.
“I returned to Northwest Arkansas because of the creative energy encompassing entrepreneurship, art and education in the region,” said Kersey. “I am excited to join the inVeritas team and believe we can offer a unique creative service for businesses all over the world.”