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Dan
Motion Designer / Editor
4-8 years Experience
Auckland, Wellington
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Represented: 06/07/20

Bio

Hello. I’m Dan – a motion graphic designer. I’ve got more than five years’ experience working on brands such as Nike, Diageo, Sony and the English Premier League. I’ve worked both in a traditional ad agency, which had an in-house motion department, as well as a design studio. Comfortable video editing, animating 2D and 3D. I’m a sucker for a big, juicy project that requires a bit of problem solving and a solid two weeks’ graft. I also prefer working within a larger creative team, alongside art directors, copywriters and designers. It’s great to see a project from its initial conception to completion together.  

 

I’ve spent the last fifteen months cycling 13,000+ km from the UK to New Zealand via Europe, Asia and Africa. When I wasn’t pedalling, I was modelling my bike in Cinema 4D — it was either that or trees. Actually in my spare time, pre-round-the-world-cycle, I’d be modelling something from around the house (or imagination – I don’t own a Greek goddess statue) and partaking in online challenges like 30 Days of Type. I’ve self-taught Cinema 4D and am constantly looking to learn new techniques. With daily riding finished, I’m now in Auckland looking for work.

Expertise

2D Animation 3D Animation 3D Modeling Animation Colour Grading Editing Mockups Motion Graphic Design

Software

After Effects CC Cinema 4D Lightroom CC Photoshop CC Premiere Pro CC

My skills

Professional Development
Constantly working to stay up-to-date with trends.

Proactivity
Personal time spent working on 3D projects, such as 36 Days of Type.

Organisation
Effective at managing workloads to meet tight deadlines.

Recent Employment

Mid-Weight Motion Graphic Designer / 2016 - 2018 / OMM London

OMM London is a graphic design agency with specialist technology, motion, photography and print teams that combine to deliver innovative projects.

 

● Clients: Nike, Umbro, Premier League Football, England RFU, Samsung and Vitality.

● Motion projects included online films, social content, in-store displays and sport perimeter displays.

● Concepted creative and design ideas, particularly for Premier League Football.

● Involved in multiple pitches, contributing ideas and producing creative.

 

Notable Projects 

Nike ‘Nike Air Max Day’ 2017 – Recreated assets from 2D to 3D. 

Nike ‘Born Mercurial’ 2018 – Storyboard, 2D animation, 3D texturing and lighting.

England Rugby Team ‘Pitch’ 2018 – Concept, design, 2D and 3D animation.

  • Samsung ‘Health Cycling Challenge’ 2018 – 2D animation.

Junior Motion Graphic Designer  | Mid-Weight Motion Graphic Designer / 2012 - 2015 / TMW London

TMW is an award-winning advertising agency with an in-house motion department.

 

Junior

 

● Clients: Diageo, Lynx, Sure, Infiniti and Sainsbury’s.

● Motion projects included social, banners, online videos and internal comms videos.

● Helped establish a motion department alongside a senior motion graphics designer.

● Close working relationship with in-house producers.

● Worked alongside creative directors, art directors and copywriters.

Promoted to mid-weight motion graphics designer. 

 

Mid-Weight

 

Clients: Diageo, Sony, Lynx, Sure, Virgin Trains, Infiniti, Stork Butter and Sainsbury’s.

● Motion projects included social, TVCs, award entries, digital displays, digital banners and branded videos.

● Worked closely with in-house producers, creative directors, art directors, copywriters, designers, planners and account handlers.

● Participated in several team brainstorms to collectively answer briefs.

● Helped develop and maintain ultra-wide, multi-screen displays for office reception.

 

Notable Projects 

● Stork Butter ‘Science of Scrumptious’ 2015 – Motion tracking, grading, 2D animation.

● J&B Scotch ‘Better Together’ 2015 – Typography treatment, 2D animation, grading.

● Sure Deodorant ‘DO:MORE’ 2015 – Concept, storyboard, 2D animation, video edit.

● Infiniti (multiple projects) – 2D graphics, video edit, music selection.

● Sony ‘Z Evolution’ – 2D animation

Industries I know well

Electronic
Fashion
Food & Beverage
Health & Beauty
Retail
Sport & Leisure
Transportation

Qualifications

2012 Nottingham Trent University: Graphic Design BA (Hons) [2:1]  

2009 Abingdon & Witney College: Art Foundation Diploma

Creative. Digital. Marketing. Recruitment.

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