David Hartman
David Hartman
Illustrator, Producer and Director
Los Angeles, United States


With 20+ years in the animation industry, the multi-talented Hartman has worked as an Emmy Award-nominated director, producer, illustrator and character designer throughout his career. He currently directed the live-action feature PHANTASM RAVAGER. Hartman's directorial credits include "TRANSFORMERS PRIME", "TRESE", "My Friends Tigger & Pooh", "Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles", "Astro Boy", "Jackie Chan Adventures", "Godzilla" and many more. Additionally, Hartman directed two animated music videos for rock musician Rob Zombie. Hartman's other credits include visual effects supervisor for the cult film "Bubba Ho-Tep", animator and vfx artist for "John Dies at the End" and production consultant for Showtime's "Masters of Horror" series. In addition to his television animation work, Hartman is an award winning illustrator whose artwork graces numerous comic books, magazines and music albums covers.


Film DirectorIllustrationStoryboardingComic Artanimation directorVisual Effectsafter effects

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
DaVinci Resolve
DaVinci Resolve


  • Phantasm ravager poster
    • Movie
      Phantasm Ravager
    • Year
    • Role
      Director / co-writer
    • Company
      Silver Sphere Productions


  • Director of film PHANTASM RAVAGER at Silver Sphere Productions
    United States of America
    January 2008 - Present

  • Director / Head of Story and Direction at Lex and Otis Productions
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    January 2018 - Present

    Director on anime series "TRESE" for Netflix. Oversee's storyboards and direction for studio.

  • Producer/Director/Art Director at Hasbro Studios
    Burbank, United States of America
    January 2008 - November 2017

    "Transformers Prime"

    "Transformeres Robots in Disguise"

  • Director at Rob Zombie Productions
    Los angeles
    January 2006 - Present

    Directed two animated music videos "american Witch" and "Lords of Salem". Tons of illustration for albums/merchandise.

  • Director at Walt Disney Tv Animation
    Burbank, United States of America
    January 2005 - January 2008

  • Director/character designer/storyboards at Sony PIctures
    Culver City
    January 1997 - January 2005