David Merritt

David Merritt

Background Artist


In his spare time he likes to hike and paint outdoors.

David Merritt is currently a Background Painter for Hasbro working on Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Born and raised in the LA area, he is a graduate of Art Center College of Design and California State University Long Beach. His Clients include Disney Interactive, Disney Imagineering, The Jim Henson Company, and Favilli Studios.

Bill Robinson
  • Javier Lopez

    David is a great teacher! I really enjoyed learning digital painting with him. It was my first time also using color and his lectures and assignments made it really fun. His feedbacks were also always really on point and he is really kind in the Q&As.

  • Sonal Rai

    His way of teaching is just awesome and in future I would love to learn more from him. It is so simple to understand such big things in a simple way.

  • Danny Sousa

    I think he’s a pretty amazing teacher. He is super knowledgeable and professional. I’m going to miss getting art critiques from him every week!

  • Ian Till

    David is truly passionate about painting and it shows through his stellar instruction. He quickly identifies areas that need improvement and always points these areas out with encouraging, constructive, analytical feedback that really sinks in. He is a great instructor and great guy!