Dave Duarte -

Production Designer // Art Director

LeadMan // Teamster

A native of Los Angeles, Dave is best known for his 20+ years of experience in Commercial Art Department. 

Beginning at an effects shop in Hollywood, Dave soaked up the knowledge of the business and set out on the journey to the other side. Starting as an Art PA, he quickly joined 44 // set dressers Union before adding 399 Teamsters to his repertoire. Applying his background in photography, Dave’s attention to detail has guided him through the last 7 years of leading various commercials, music videos and print campaigns for Apple, Kitchen Aid, Best Buy, Spotify, Wells Fargo, Delta, Mattel, and more.

In most recent years, Dave has embarked on his career in Art Direction and Production Design for ads such as Phonexa, J.Brand, Vogue & Neiman Marcus. As well as two Sundance award winning films; Swiss Army Man (2016) - Best Director in the US Dramatic category and Clemency (2019) - U.S. Grand Jury Prize in the Drama Category.