EJ Hassenfratz is a multi-Emmy winning freelance 3D/motion graphic artist based out of Washington, DC. Working in Cinema 4D for the past 6 years, he has collaborated with numerous clients such as ESPN, NHL's LA Kings & Washington Capitals, Nike's Street League Skateboarding, Comcast, Nat Geo, ABC, and the Smithsonian. He is also a Lynda.com author creating courses utilizing Cinema 4D.
John LePore has his dream job. Leading the creative team at Perception, an award-winning creative consultancy based in New York City, John’s career is focused on a realm that ranges from Superheroes to Hypercars to future-tech. His workday consists of contributing imaginative concepts to blockbuster films, and solving problems for some of the most exciting products in technology.
Barton Damer is a motion designer and digital artist who founded the design and motion graphics studio, AlreadyBeenChewed.tv - a boutique studio that has created a variety of design, motion graphics and 3D animated content for some of the most iconic brands in the world including Nike, Vans, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Marvel Comics.
Thanassis has been servicing the Creative industry for more than 3 decades, spending most of his working hours, creating 2D Artwork and 3D Packaging Renders for big brands. He moved to Toronto - Canada in 2013, and now makes tutorials for artists, teaches and occasionally takes up a project or two; everything - of course - using his favourite 3D software, Maxon Cinema 4D. He is also a Maxon Certified instructor.
Lorcan O'Shanahan is a Vancouver Film School 2012 Grad. Although he was new to the field, his enthusiasm, passion and skills afforded him the opportunity to start his career off before graduation. Lorcan was fortunate enough to work on the stunning cinematics for the Halo 4 followed by Deus Ex which lead to a position as a Motion Graphics artist for the movie Enders Game.
Julia Siemón has over 15 years of experience working in Motion graphics as a designer, animator, and director. She is faculty at School of Visual Arts teaching 3D design to senior design students. Julia has worked on award-winning rebrands for Spike, TV Land, and The Weather Channel as well commercial work that included Kind Bar, Mucinex, Yoplait and many more. She likes to garden in between solving design challenges.
Robyn Haddow is a freelance fantasy user interface (FUI) motion graphics artist and designer for film and television. A problem solver dynamo, Robyn’s experience includes upcoming features in the Marvel Universe, Zoo season 3, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Robyn loves the interactive nature of creating playback graphics as well as being apart of bringing sets to life.
Brett is a freelance motion graphics designer & director with skills across technical direction, look development and art direction. Now based in Los Angeles, Brett has had the great opportunity to work with top tier design studio Capacity for the past five years as Technical Director. He is driven by the desire to explore challenges with critical thinking, ensuring the artistic integrity is maintained at the highest level.
Patrick Longstreth is the Visual Effects Supervisor for Adam Ruins Everything on truTV. He began using Cinema 4D over ten years ago as a motion graphics artist for NBC Network News. He then made the transition into live-action visual effects through commercials and independent features.
Devon Ko is a designer, visual artist, and educator known for her tenacity and upbeat, make-it-happen attitude. Her recent work in 3D includes directing Tweedy’s “Summer Noon” music video and a GIF series exploring childhood fixations. Previously, she was a product designer at Dropbox and the lead designer on Codecademy and Treehouse. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and more.
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.
Dave Koss is an Emmy™ Nominated and Telly Award-Winning 2D/3D artist from Dallas, TX. He has specialized in concert graphics for years. He’s traveled with and worked for artists like Deadmau5, The Rock, Oprah, & George Strait. He now runs a commercial production company called Nexus Motion with his business partner Matt Milstead. Dave and Matt also run Brograph.com where they host tutorials and a popular motion graphics podcast.
Eran Stern is a recognized Adobe expert trainer and a desirable speaker in demand, and as such, he is the author of many poplar video tutorials and training series for Lynda.com, CreativeCOW, Adobe, Artbeats and others. He teaches at local and international conferences like NAB, After Effects World and Adobe Video World and is part of the creative team at Future Media Concepts.
Matt Milstead is one part of the duo Brograph. He, along with his business partner Dave Koss, run a Dallas based Motion Design studio call Nexus Motion. Over the past 16 years he's worked for clients including The Rock, Samsung, and his latest project was a 48 hour live streamed collaboration with Deadmau5 for his new touring visuals.
Al Heck runs Renderready, a small production company based in New Mexico that works through a network of highly-talented and specialized freelancers. He does 2D and 3D animation, film, VFX, architectural renderings, web graphics and even game engine development for multiple platforms including iPhone and iPad.
Angie Feret has been working in Animation, Motion Graphics and Design for 6 years. She studied Film, Television Broadcast, Post production, Animation and Design. Angie mainly works in Animation with 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional graphics, with clients including Wendy's, Kraft, and Nokia. She enjoys photo editing in her spare time, and creating digital art pieces.
Perry Harovas has 25 years experience in VFX Compositing and 3D animation at all levels. He has been doing match moving since before there was dedicated software to do so, and always finds a way to make the solve work. Perry is an experienced storyteller and director, who understands the needs of the visuals to further the story, and be compelling as well.
Mike Schaeffer is an art director with the Mill. He approaches projects with a refreshing dose of curiosity, eager to learn new tools. He gets his hands dirty at every collaborative opportunity to create striking work. Over the last 13 years, he’s delivered award-winning rebrands for Nickelodeon, TV Land, and The Weather Channel. His select client list with the Mill includes Rolex, Hearthstone, NFL, Samsung, and Reebok.
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