David Habben | Department of Design

Line Upon Line: Finding Your Way with Eternal Intention


David Habben is an illustrator, artist, and educator based in Utah, USA. His unique work has been honored by 3×3 Creative Quarterly, Communication Arts, Graphis Magazine, and the AIGA, including a 2020 AIGA SLC Copper Ingot. David’s first author-illustrated children’s book, “Mr. Sherman’s Cloud” (Page Street Publishing), was named one of Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year for 2020. David received his BFA in Illustration from BYU in 2006, was a Children’s Book Design Fellow at Chronicle Books in 2008, and earned an MFA in Studio Art from The University of Utah in 2017. These combined influences inspire him to keep developing creatively and give a new voice to every project. When he’s not in the studio or classroom, David loves spending time with his family, especially outdoors, and traveling.


Website: davidhabben.com

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Finding Your Way with Eternal Intention for November Faith and Works

October 2, 2020

“The College of Fine Arts and Communications lecture series Faith and Works returns this November with BYU’s Department of Design professor David Habben who will discuss “Finding Your Way with Eternal Intention.”

Habben received his BFA in illustration from BYU in 2006. He was one of the first illustrators to be a Children’s Book Design Fellow at Chronicle Books in San Francisco. In 2017, he earned his MFA in studio art with a graphic design emphasis from the University of Utah.

Habben’s lecture will focus on the importance of change — from seeking change to having faith during times of change. Using examples from the scriptures, from art history and from his own life, Habben also explains how having specific intentions in his work has helped increase his faith.”


To see other lectures from this series, visit the Faith + Works Lecture Series home page.