Nick Campbell worked at Digital Kitchen as an animator and a photographer where he made TV commercials and title sequences. He also founded an iPhone App company called BananaCameraCo and a motion design education and product site called Greyscalegorilla. Nick has recently been speaking to students and creatives about how to be creative and get paid to do what you love.
Steve Teeple is part of the future-arts collective and production company Teaching Machine, which contributes to concert visuals and installations all over the world. Steve conceptualizes and animates designs for prominent artists such as Flying Lotus, Future, and the Weeknd, while continuing to try and learn something new every day.
Joshua Michie is Motion Designer and Director based in Toronto. His passion is found with projects on the forefront of technology and storytelling. This passion has led to collaborations with brands like TED, Apple, Starbucks, Sky, McDonalds; Agencies like DDB, Blast Radius, Brothers and Sisters; and studios like NEON, Township & co, Jam3, and Tendril.
Chad Ashley is the Director of Motion Design for Digital Kitchen. Chad Ashley has directed/concepted work that has earned several industry awards including a Design Grand Prix at the Cannes International Creativity Festival. With over 15 years of experience directing animation, Chad has created worlds for many adventurous brands, including Estee Lauder, Budweiser, and Cartoon Network.
David’s background is in the border between the music and film industries, where he spent three years working on touring visuals for Dave Matthews Band. Now a freelancer, he pushes himself to create high-end imagery, at least for a solo generalist. This year, he’s completed the VFX for three feature films, and worked on numerous commercials, short films, and music videos.
Ever since he was a little kid, Dan has been fascinated about seeing the production logos and titles in movies and tv. Little did he know that fascination would turn into a career. He’s been creating motion graphics for film and broadcast since the late 90s, dipping in and out of freelance life and senior staff positions, meeting and learning from many talented people.
Jeremy Cox is a designer, animator, and art director at Imaginary Forces in New York. His work includes TV commercials, network branding, and game cinematics. Jeremy has contributed to many title sequences, including Terminator: Salvation, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Hell on Wheels, and most recently, the latest season of South Park. He has earned two Emmy nominations for his work on the main titles for Human Target and Rubicon.
Casey Hupke is a visual fx designer/animator who has been working in the commercial industry for the better part of 7 years. As a freelancer he has collaborated with a several studios to help define a generative art style that can been seen in many campaigns for clients such as IBM, ATT, Coca Cola, and Buick. A passion for comedy and illogical particle effects help to define his workflow, and design aesthetic.
Thanassis has been using digital imaging software since 1985, 3D since 1988 and Maxon Cinema 4D for the last 17 years. He is a huge fan of the German crafted software. Working behind the scenes for UK based Advertising agencies for the last 8 years, he landed in Canada, compliments of his wife, to experience "3D in the freezer." He's proud to be the first Maxon Certified Instructor in Canada. He also won a Grand Epica in 2005.
Thomas Brown is the Founder and Creative Director of the medical animation production company, Vessel Studios. He finds his passion in discovering Cinema 4D techniques that bring to life the mechanics of the microscopic. He creates cinematic stories for pharmaceutical, broadcast, and biotech. Thomas has received international recognition for his animations.