Dibble painted a series of murals depicting his ancestors working on the family farm. Two of these murals were displayed at the Harold B. Lee Library on BYU campus during 2007. Dibble worked for Blue Sky Studios for six years as Color Key Artist and Designer for the animated films Rio, Epic, and several of the Ice Age sequels. He was one of seven BYU Design alumni who worked with the company on The Peanuts Movie. He has illustrated for many magazines and companies, including Johnson & Johnson. In 2014, he returned to BYU as an assistant professor, and is currently a faculty member in Illustration, BYU Department of Design.
David Dibble writes, "I spent much of my life growing up on our family farm in Layton, Utah. Though I have traveled a bit, and doodled in many a great city, my greatest inspiration has always been the farm. Much of my subject matter, composition and design sensitivity (If you haven't noticed), are strongly rooted in the farmland."
Davis County, Utah
David Dibble received a BFA in illustration from BYU in 2002. He then received a masters in illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (2008).
David Dibble's art education began when he studied for a year at the Scuole Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy ('97). From there he studied art for two years at Weber State University, and then moved on to complete a BFA in Illustration at Brigham Young University ('03). After a year of free-lancing he went on to complete an MFA in Illustration/Fine Art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco ('08). The Barn Project was pivotal for him and resulted in two large murals on the family farm.
He and his wife moved to New York, where he began working for Blue Sky Studios (20th Century Fox), creating Concept Design for their films Rio, Epic, Ice Age 4, Rio 2, Peanuts, and Ferdinand (’17). David and his family now reside in Orem, Utah, where David teaches Illustration at Brigham Young University and paints often in the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Born in 1977, David Dibble was raised on a farm in Davis County, Utah, where he was influenced by the landscape from an early age. He created art all through his youth, and
completed a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University.