Ever woke from a dream and wished you hadn't ? Ever become so enthralled with an idea that you couldn't let it go ? Has anything in your life created such a fiery passion that it consumed you with curiosity + wonderment ?
Luckily that's been my experience, and this site is the genesis and culmination of that experience, of that longing for finding something greater than myself, greater than anything I've ever known before. Some people are born with exceptional talents and gifts of singing, dancing and athleticism. Mine was art. The ability to create ideas in my mind and express them thru various mediums.
I created this site to share those ideas, and my hope is that after seeing some of my work, it inspires you to do the same, to find your passion in life. When that's found, you become the best of you and begin a magical journey of joy, discovery & enlightenment.
B I O
D E S I G N E R --- C O N C E P T A R T I S T --- I L L U S T R A T O R
I’ve been drawing since I can remember. I taught myself by reading comic books. During the same time I discovered Lego building blocks. This was my first experience with creating something in the third dimension. After seeing Star Wars for the first time at the age of ten, I began creating unique buildings, characters and vehicles to place in surreal environments. This ignited a passion that would lead me to fine art, which i developed during my high school years.
I was humbled to have been voted most artistic in high school, which allowed me to develop an architectural, illustration and fine art portfolio, which solidified my acceptance into the architecture program at Pratt Institute in New York City. I was extremely fortunate to be surrounded by world renown architects and professors that allowed me to push the envelope of theoretical design. After graduating with honors and a BA in Architecture, I moved back to South Florida to pursue a career developing my skills as a designer, illustrator and concept artist.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my personal website. Please click on the links below to view my companies.
Car pe dium,
Centanni - Chernin + Associates, Inc. is a full service architectural, planning + interior design firm with 50+ years of experience in both transformation + new construction.
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C+C Development Group provides a Turn-Key solution with Owner's Representation + Project Management services for Residential and Commercial Real Estate Development.
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Gotham Marketing is a full service marketing + advertising agency with 30+ years of experience. We help companies market their unique brand.
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Promo My Projects is a creative design studio that provides design, illustration, and branding services for architecture, interior design, construction + real estate companies.
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A I D E S I G N
B u i l t W o r k + D e s i g n D r a w i n g s
My family was involved in Real Estate Development. During my senior year in high school I started learning architectural design and began working on site plan layouts for several of our projects. That early experience lead me in creating a love for architecture. Combining that with my passion for art, allowed me to pursue a dream of having an architectural education. I was accepted to Pratt Institute in NYC and received a BA in Architecture. I have been providing unique design solutions and presentation graphics for the AEC industry ever since, helping Architects + Real Estate Developers worlwide.
I have extensive knowledge with architectural design + presentations. I start with conceptual hand sketches that ultimately become a projects assets such as site plans, floor plans, elevations and 3d perspectives.
My work has translated into built form in these markets :
• Commercial • Corporate • Civic • Education • Government • Healthcare • Science • Residential • Retail + Mixed Use •Worship
My experience includes : • Space Planning • Building Design • Design Development • Site Analysis • Master Planning •
3D Models • Design Presentations • Marketing Assets
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Architectural, Planning + Interior Design Firm.
We can help you design + build your next project.
I have found Dave to be personable, reliable, hard working, detail-oriented, and professional in his approach to projects and clients. One of his best talents is his ability to conceptualize, visualize and effectively communicate ideas through rapid hand-sketches. This capability has proven to be extremely helpful in both project-related design charettes and marketing efforts. Weekends & evenings are not in Dave's vocabulary when a deadline approaches.
Ian A. Nestler - AIA Principal PGAL Architects
C O N C E P T A R T
C o m b i n i n g D e s i g n + I l l u s t r a t i o n
Concept art is a form of illustration used to convey a new and unique idea. A concept artist is an individual who generates a visual design for an item, character, vehicle, environment or area that does not yet exist.
My traditional drawing and painting skills enable me to develop one of a kind designs that incorporate my diverse knowledge in color theory, human anatomy and animal drawing. That combined with my architectural degree allow me to demonstrate artistic range and flexibility. I am adaptable to multiple styles, techniques and genres.
Assets : • Environments • Creatures • Characters • Vehicles • Matte Painting
I have worked with Dave for over 20 years on a number of projects. His work ethic and commitment to detail are exceptional. His leadership skills and ability are extraordinary. I returned to the office after my initial meeting with Dave and remarked that I had met a true professional who was knowledgeable, informed, and extremely well qualified. A truly remarkable talent, leader and professional.
Ed McWhorter - President SIKON Construction
I L L U S T R A T I O N
R e n d e r e d D r a w i n g s + I m a g e s
I have been developing creative visual solutions for over three decades. I loved drawing as a child. That lead me to discover the human anatomy through reading comic books. It was there that my passion grew into painting and other mediums. Although I use the computer for many types of illustrations, my favorite way to create a drawing is through freehand sketching. See the section “SKETCHBOOK” below to view samples of my work.
I have a diversified skill set with traditional methods and various software programs that allow me to complete my work which include : • Colored Markers • Colored Pencils • Watercolor • Auto Cad • Photoshop • Sketch Up • Painter X
Assets : • 3D Exterior Renderings • 3D Interior Renderings • 3D Aerial Renderings • 3D Floor Plans • Colored Site Plans • Colored Elevations
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Design, Illustration + Branding company.
We can help you promote your projects + company.
I first met Dave Chernin when he was a student at Pratt. Later he worked for us in New York before returning to Florida. Over the last 25 years we have stayed in touch, and I have followed his career with interest. Dave has matured into a talented and experienced design professional. He has led the design on a wide variety of challenging projects. He has proven design + illustration skills.
Bradford Perkins - FAIA Chairman of PERKINS EASTMAN Architects
S K E T C H B O O K
D e v e l o p i n g C o n c e p t s + I d e a s
All of my ideas start out as hand drawings in my sketchbook. It allows me to develop an idea quickly without limitations, to feel the idea in order to translate it onto paper for further investigation.
Once a thought is transferred onto paper it can then be developed into several different assets for Concept Art, Illustration, Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Fine Art.
I develop paintings, drawings and layouts using various mediums such as :• Acrylic • Air Brush • Chalk • Colored Pencils • Markers • Oil • Pastels • Pencil • Pen + Ink
Assets : Graphic Design • Ad Design • Page Layouts • Fine Art • Wall Murals • Presentations • Concept Art
“Architecture + Art is ones perception which through a transformation emerges as an essence with an idea. The perception originates from ones soul, an idea is formulated from ones mind. Great Architecture + Art does not exist if both are not embodied in the work. An idea from the mind and a perception from the soul in regard to form must create something that of which has not yet been. Architecture + Art like a poem surpasses it’s origins. There is no true piece of Architecture + Art without true Creation.”
Dave Chernin - Founder