David OKU is an illustrator and animator based in London. He was born in Germany to a Nigerian-Italian heritage, and his art is a blend of these rich influences that have shaped him. He has always loved to draw, and his passion for illustration burned brightly within him from a young age.
Today, he is recognised for his dynamic digital illustrations and animations that burst with colour and energy. He carefully selects hues to infuse life into each piece, and what sets his work apart is the undeniable positive vibe that radiates from it.
His art isn’t just a way to express himself; it’s an open invitation to see the world through a lens of optimism and vibrancy. With every new project, he continues to captivate audiences from around the world.
His multicultural background isn’t just a footnote in his journey—it’s the driving force behind his creativity. Drawing from his diverse experiences, he believes in the boundless power of creative expression. As he adds new pieces to his portfolio, he invites you to join him on a journey through his art that transcends boundaries, celebrates various cultures, and leaves behind a trail of joy.
My artistic adventure spans across continents – from Dortmund to Lagos, Milan to London – my journey into the enchanting world of art ignited during my early years. Picture a curious kid, tirelessly scribbling on every available surface, often losing myself in the tranquility of empty rooms, my imagination running wild. Even in high school, my love for illustration shone brightly, garnering me victories in competitions and even a role at my professor’s business. But that was just the beginning. I craved more. Graphic design beckoned, and I heeded its call. Armed with determination and an internet connection, I taught myself the intricacies of Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects through countless online tutorials. The hard work was my canvas, and the outcome? I stand amidst the fruits of my labor, proud and fulfilled, witnessing my passion evolve into remarkable creations. The journey, with its twists and turns, has led me to this point of artistic fulfillment, and I can’t wait to see what’s next on this creative path.