SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Donald Bruce Poynter

Animation Artist/ Illustrator

Early in my life, I was introduced by my father to all things entertaining, which fostered a taste for the exotic, odd, macabre, and the mythological. Both my parents gave me the freedom and encouragement to look at subjects beyond my understanding with confidence that I would ask questions and forge answers. This exploration continues to form my aesthetic choices.

My work is not about a specific style and has no artistic biases. I’ve no desire to be categorized. While my images may have deep personal resonance, I actively court viewers’ subjective responses. To quote Anaïs Nin: “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

My art combines an eclectic aesthetic with a restless curiosity, within the context of an elegant and considered presentation. I like the magic of making something from nothing – of fusing disparate elements into a new entity, creating unexpected experiences for the audience and myself.

BFA Drawing, DAAP, University of Cincinnati 1978

MFA Computer Arts, SVA 2012

Film:  Predator, Little Shop of Horrors, Predator 2, Beavis and Butthead Do America,

Little Monsters, Diehard

TV:  Beavis and Butthead, Daria, Doug, Downtown, Clifford’s Puppy Days

Perspective Drawing

Layout & Design

Advanced Composition & Design


Independent Studies:

History of the Crime Film

History of the Science Fiction Film

History of American Illustration 1860 – 1980