David Kersey



Our Digital Arts program is facilitated by New Design School (NDS). NDS is a digital art-centric school offering discipline-focused education utilizing real-world projects and industry professionals to deliver their day-to-day career experience to the classroom NDS’s partnership with AAA is to bring this to the elementary and secondary level with programming built to ignite the passion. The executive director of NDS is David Kersey.

David Kersey, an Arkansas native, Academy Award™ winner, educator, and artist, has a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and 15 years of experience in Hollywood. He worked at The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures on films such as The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, Tangled and the highest grossing animated film of all time, Frozen. During David’s time at Disney Feature Animation, he worked on two Oscar™-winning production teams: Frozen and the animated short film Feast. He brings his digital art experience directly to the classroom at AAA giving our students the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry. We are excited to work with David and the New Design School to give our students the best opportunity to succeed in their dream career.