David Hardy is a Barkindji man, author and artist with more than eight years of animation experience with Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is currently a Senior Gaming Illustrator/Animation Manager for Lightning Box Games. David has worked on twelve animated feature films, including The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata and Return to Neverland. His books for children include Alfie's Search for Destiny, On the Way to Nana's, Aussie Kids: Meet Zoe and Zac at the Zoo. He is the illustrator of new series, Welcome to Country, written by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing.
Photo credit: Alex Vaughan (2021)