David Levy is a production designer and leading international concept artist. He studied industrial design and architecture in France and the Netherlands respectively, and is currently working in Los Angeles, California as production designer for WARNER studios and ReelFX. He has worked on the major motion pictures: Tron Legacy and sequel, from Disney, The Thing, from Universal, Prometheus, from 20th Century Fox, Ender’s Game, from Odd Lot Entertainment, Lazarus, Tomorrowland at Disney, and the AVATAR sequels. His interests and unique skills in video gaming, film and industrial design make him a sought after expert in his field.
He then launched his directing career, writing, directing and producing the short film Plug, released in 2014. PLUG took the sci-fi community by heart, topping more than 100000 views in just a week on VIMEO after becoming a Staff Pick favorite and an io9 favorite blog post.
What makes good design?
Good design to me is all about proportions. Proportions in volumes, texture detail and functionality. A balanced design between two opposing strong ideas can create beautiful and original results.
What can kill a design?
What I call the "Mumbo Jumbo" effect, which is mixing too many concepts together into one design. Keep it simple.