David Oreilly event poster at nyu game center lecture series


David OReilly is an artist, film-maker and game designer whose distinctive style has made him one of the most respected and influential creative voices of the contemporary scene. As an animator, David’s work embraces the chaotic and ephemeral rhythms of internet culture. He wrote and directed an episode of the hit cartoon series Adventure Time and has created music videos for bands like U2. After getting a chance to design the fictional game in Spike Jonze’s film Her, David went on to create his own original game, the surreal and minimalist experience Mountain. This year, he released his second game, Everything, which is a metaphysical tour de force that suggests entirely new directions for games as an artform. Join us to hear David discuss his work, his ideas, Everything, and more.

David OReilly (b. Ireland, 1985) is an artist based in Los Angeles California, working in the fields of animation, video games and design. Creator of the groundbreaking animated films ‘Please Say Something’ and ‘The External World’, his work has won numerous awards and been the subject of several retrospectives internationally. He served as writer for the television shows Adventure Time & South Park, and created the fictional video games in Spike Jonze’s Academy Award winning film ‘Her’. In 2014 he released his first game ‘Mountain’. He has lectured widely on subjects relating to his work.

Poster artwork by Eltons Kuns. Find more of his work here.