David Wittman is an award winning musician, composer, and creative director from Berkeley, California. He began playing drums and DJing at the age of 10, and moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to attend UCLA earning a degree in Economics and Musicology.
In 1999 he joined Santa Monica based “Elias Arts” where his scores earned top honors in advertising including a Cannes Lion, Clio, AICP, and First Boards award for excellence in original music. He has been featured in SHOOT, Creativity, Boards, and Entertainment Weekly magazines, as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Hollywood Reporter. In 2014 he left Elias Arts to open "Travis & Maude" with longtime friend and Executive Producer Kala Sherman.
In 2006 he contributed to the score for director Dito Montiel’s debut “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” (Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBoeuf) After the critical success of the film followed scores for “Fighting” (Channing Tatum 2009) “The Son of No One” (Al Pacino, 2011) “Empire State” (Liam Hemsworth, 2013) and "Boulevard" (Robin Williams, 2014)
His YouTube video “Whole Foods Parking Lot” went viral in 2011 and has reached nearly 6 million hits to date. Together with other efforts from his creative collective Fog and Smog including “Yoga Girl” and “Mixologist” he continues to draw attention and turn heads in the digital world. He was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s “Digital Power 50″ in 2012 alongside the likes of Maker Studios, and has been featured on The Today Show, Bloomberg TV and NBC News. Wittman was tapped to write and perform in national Hyundai ads in 2012 as well as receiving honors at the Webby Awards that same year. He has created content for the Scripps network, Cashmere Entertainment, Portal A, and a host of other brands and organizations.
David is married with a daughter and lives and works in Santa Monica, CA.