David Hillman Curtis is a filmmaker, designer and author. His film work includes "Ride, Rise, Roar", a feature length documentary on David Byrne which premiered at SXSW 2009, as well as several national commercials for Ogilvy/IBM, online commercial work for Rolling Stone, Adobe, Sprint, Blackberry and BMW and the popular documentary series “Artist Series”. He has also produced nine short narrative films; "Bridge", was selected as one of only seven shorts for the GenArts 2009 festival in New York, "Embrace", and "Spinal Tap" each won "Best Dramatic Short" Webby Awards.
As a web designer David has designed sites for Yahoo, Adobe, Aquent, the American Institute of Graphic Design, Paramount and Fox Searchlight Pictures among others.
His three books on design and film have sold close to 150 thousand copies and have been translated into 14 languages.
David Hillman Curtis’ work has been featured in numerous design publications worldwide. He has also lectured extensively on design and film related subjects throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. He was nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design award in 2009.
He generally goes by his middle name, Hillman.