David Serota

Volunteer Leader – Illustration Workshop

David Serota has been a communication professional in the Baltimore/Washington area for over 30 years. After graduating from Penn State, he began his career in Baltimore as a senior graphic designer for the Maryland Science Center and Loyola University in Maryland, and as an art director for Siquis Ltd., working with clients such as Woolrich, Styx and Harriet Kassman. After moving to the Washington area, David was a senior graphic designer for Powell Tate public relations and later a senior graphic designer for the communications design firm Axis communications. Like many in Washington, DC, David has also worked “on the Hill” – as a graphic designer for the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. House or Representatives.

Currently, David runs his own communications design firm, SerotaDesign, mixing for-profit, non-profit, and pro bono work. In addition to his teaching our media center’s Illustration Workshop and providing pro-bono illustration and design to Street Sense newspaper, he currently serves as the creative director for ICAF, the International Child Art Foundation. Other volunteer activities include tutoring reading at Whittier Elementary School, DCPS and assisting visitor services for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and the Freer/Sackler Gallery of Art.

See some of David’s work for Street Sense below: