David Rhoden

About me

Big Face painting by David Rhoden

David Rhoden is a painter, animator, and illustrator, currently based in New Orleans. And I'm David Rhoden.

Not only do I paint, illustrate, and animate, I also work for a living.

I have had more jobs than you can count, including being an ice cream man and an oyster shucker for one day each. I started my post-collegiate work career as a freelance writer and an assistant editor at Golden Books, spent some years toiling in various departments at Citibank and Goldman Sachs, then, through a series of temp jobs, found my way into the business of design and marketing, where I work as a web developer and (infrequently) designer.

I am also a musician, currently playing guitar with The Stacks; previously, I was a member of Mountain Shoutin', Jimmy and the Wolfpack, All-Night Movers, The Sleepy Heads, MAXIMVS!, Dirty Knives, The Hi-Balls, Snake Oil, Everything Tool, The Innuendos, Dark Marbles, Cheerio and the Camels, and The Red M&Ms.

David Rhoden with The Stacks (Andrew Donaldson, Steve Walkup, Tom Beeman) at Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, 2018

David Rhoden with The Stacks (Andrew Donaldson, Steve Walkup, Tom Beeman) at Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, 2018


David Rhoden in handmade Mardi Gras suit, New Orleans, 2017

David Rhoden in handmade Mardi Gras suit, New Orleans, 2017


David Rhoden, Selfie, New Orleans, 2011

David Rhoden, Selfie, New Orleans, 2011


David Rhoden outside Chart Room bar, New Orleans, 2010s

David Rhoden outside Chart Room bar, New Orleans, 2010s


David Rhoden drumming with Jimmy and The Wolfpack, 2009

David Rhoden drumming with Jimmy and The Wolfpack, 2009


David Rhoden, Selfie, Bushwick, 2008

David Rhoden, Selfie, Bushwick, 2008


David Rhoden with MAXIMVS! (Trey Ledford, Jeff Pounds) at Circle Bar, New Orleans, 2004

David Rhoden with MAXIMVS! (Trey Ledford, Jeff Pounds) at Circle Bar, New Orleans, 2004


David Rhoden with All-Night Movers, New Orleans, 2003

David Rhoden with All-Night Movers at Circle Bar New Orleans, 2003?


David Rhoden with All-Night Movers, New Orleans, 2002 (Photo by Jeff Pounds.)

David Rhoden with All-Night Movers, New Orleans, 2002 (Photo by Jeff Pounds.)


David Rhoden with All-Night Movers (Slade Nash), house party, New Orleans, 2002

David Rhoden with All-Night Movers (Slade Nash), house party, New Orleans, 2002. (Photo by Jeff Pounds.)


David Rhoden with Stacks (Steve Walkup, Trey Ledford, Doug DeRienzo), New Orleans rooftop, 2000s

David Rhoden with Stacks (Steve Walkup, Trey Ledford, Doug DeRienzo), New Orleans rooftop, 2000s


David Rhoden in Sleepy Heads T-Shirt, holding Betty, early 2000s

David Rhoden in Sleepy Heads T-Shirt, holding Betty, early 2000s


David Rhoden on Coney Island holding a penny loafer, 1990s

David Rhoden on Coney Island holding a penny loafer, 1990s


David Rhoden, 850 Third Avenue, New York City, 1992

David Rhoden, 850 Third Avenue, New York City, 1992