Alan Demafiles is a 3D animation generalist at PointCloud Media. He suffers from projection mapping tendencies along with a healthy affinity for motion graphics, visual effects and editing. Alan has had the privilege of working for the likes of Samsung, MTV, Ford, Wal-Mart, The Tonight Show, iHeartRadio, DirectTV, Vans Warped Tour & The Black Eyed Peas among others.
Craig Whitaker is a Philadelphia-based 3D/VFX artist with a love for live action integration and photoreal CG. He is an adjunct professor at Drexel University as well as an author for Lynda.com. Craig has worked on films such as I Am Number Four, Safe, Let Me In & After Earth. Other clients include The Philadelphia Flyers, Pepsi, Penn Medicine & Hard Rock Hotel. He is a huge nerd and can be found on Twitter chatting about floating point values.
Heidi Sinsel is currently a medical animator at Nucleus Medical Media. She studied at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. She received her Master of Arts degree in May of 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Self-taught and with over 15 years as a freelance digital media artist, Michael Rosen (Samplistic Media) loves what he does. Making motion graphics of all types, as well as commercial post-production, he feels fortunate to have worked on a plethora of large brands such as: Subway, NBC, Xbox, eBay, FedEx, Speedee oil, MTV, Microsoft, Honda etc.
Robyn Haddow is a FUI designer based in Vancouver, Canada. She has been working as a Motion Graphics Artist since 2007. Her skill set includes a range of multidisciplinary techniques in both 2D and 3D. Robyn has a wide perspective of experience spanning arenas of screen graphics, identity branding, in game cinematics (AAA), and innovative idea exploration for next gen tech, notably Microsoft’s latest HoloLens. Robyn works at Scarab Digital designing and animating playback FUI’s for The Flash, Arrow and upcoming medical drama, Proof. A problem solver dynamo, Robyn’s dream is to design FUI screens for a certain female super hero… ahem, Wonder Woman.
Steven Messing is an award winning Art Director and Concept Designer working in film, television and commercials. He studied Fine art and Film at USC and illustration at Art Center College of Design. He is currently working in Los Angeles where he has contributed to over 30 films including Avatar, X-men, Prometheus and Transformers. He has worked with such prominent Directors as Ridley Scott, James Cameron, JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg. He has won a Prime-time Emmy for his work on Black Sails and an ADG award for Avatar. He is currently a Concept Art Director on the new Avatar sequels currently in production in Los Angeles.
Brett Morris is an Australian motion designer currently living in LA and working for design studio Capacity, his dream job for the past two years. He enjoys the technical aspect of production and love making great, unique design, as well as having the pleasure of working with an incredibly talented team of Creative Directors and Designers every day.
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.
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.
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.
Barton Damer is a motion designer and digital artist who creates under his studio brand, Already Been Chewed LLC. For over 14 years, he has designed for a variety of mediums including print, web, live productions and broadcast television. His digital illustrations are influenced heavily by his motion work. Barton's award-winning work was featured in the legendary Blackall Studios, London, England.