David Serna






Ringling College of Art and Design

BFA, Illustration, 2005 - 2010

Activities and Societies: President Ringling College Basketball 2007-2010, Student Government Association

  • Visual development concentration with a background in traditional, and computer animation

  • The Animation Course - Level 1: An introduction to animation through 12 principles of animation. 2019

  • The Animation Course - Level 2: Physics & Body Mechanics. 2019


Creative Service Producer at Univision

2016 - Present, Houston. TX

Maintained responsibilities held under Station Brand Producer/Director. 

Responsible for producing television promos and event videos for sales, news, and radio as Director, Editor, Photographer, and Animator. 
Graphic Design of vehicle wraps, promotional products, digital and print ads.

Awards in all fields.


Production Assistant at Univision

March 2011 - 2016, Houston. TX

Produced several award winning PSA's.

Design and conceptualize new promotional merchandise.

Worked Monday-Friday for 5 years on a morning show that started at 3am. Robotic Camera Operator for live TV shows that consist of bands and dancers.

Assist in Directing talent and floor management.

Technical Director on News Briefs, News Cut-Ins.

Experience with VizRT Graphics, Audio operation, Prompter, and uploading spots and promos to air.

Intern Mentor.


May 2010 - Present 

Video Production for tv and social media spots, YouTube content, short films, music videos and more, Children Book and Album Cover Illustrations, Logo Designs, Paintings, and Animation.


Creative Service Assistant at Telemundo

August 2010 - September 2010, Houston. TX 

Temporary contract,  assistant in production of commercials and promos.

Creative Service  Intern at Telemundo

June 2010 - August 2010, Houston. TX 

Assistant in production of commercials and promos.


Student Life Employee at Ringling College of Art and Design

September 2009 - May 2010, Sarasota FL

Organize and set up for Major Events, responsible for student mail, and other student life duties.


Programs & Skills


Camera operation of all models, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Illustration, Painting, Digital Video, Digital Illustration, Traditional Animation, Traditional Painting, Field Producer, Story boarding, Character Design, Concept Development, Video Production, Video Editing, Concept Design, Motion Graphics, Compositing, Cinema 4D, Digital Painting, Art Direction, Post Production, Television, Digital Photography, Directing


Awards and Exhibitions


10 Lone Star Time Emmy Winner - 12 Time Total Nominations in Directing, Animation, Photography, Editing


2 Time Silver Telly Award Winner (before gold Telly's were introduced) 4 Time Bronze Telly For Directing, Animation


Univision Innovation Award 2014 - The Collaboration and Innovation Award is awarded to an employee whose exemplary work and/or innovation for an outstanding business ideas.

Ringling PreCollege, Performance Award in 3D, 2004

Cinco Ranch Area Art League, Scholarship Finalist, 2005

Creative Loafing’s “Sensory Overload 4.0, Juried Exhibition, 2009

Creative Quarterly, Issue No. 16, 2009

Ringling Illest of Ill Show, Andrew Hem Juried Exhibition, 2009

22zine, Issue No. 5, 2009

Best Of Ringling, Staff Juried Exhibition, 2010

The Ringling 100, Issue No. 1, 2010

Infinity Art Gallery, Figurative Art Finalist, 9, 2010

International Dictionary of Artists, 2011

Talenthouse, Animate opening sequence for a movie, Finalist, 2011

(UNTITLED), 2012 – ART SHOW. Houston, TX

Art Institute of Houston Solo Gallery, 2013

Houston TIm Burton Show, Juried Exhibition,  2016




English and Spanish 

Significant Film Credits

 2017 The Haunt (TV Series)(poster design)

 2012 Welcome, My Darling (Short) (storyboard artist)