You have an awesome new product. A game-changing app. A revolutionary idea. A message that will make the world better, safer, healthier, cleaner.

Through a marriage of design and animation, my mission is to make whatever it is YOU do look it's best, inducing that lightbulb-above-the-head,"AHA!" moment that turns viewers into buyers, believers, and supporters.

Fun, efficiency, clarity, honesty, dedication, and passion. That's my approach. Get in touch below, I'd love to help you!

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BRANCHING MINDS

[ studio ] - Freelance
[ client ] - Branching Minds

[ role ] -
Lead Designer & Animator

[ link ] -
Live on Youtube

Meet Maya and Alison! I had a great time diving into the world of students and educators, working remotely with the New York-based Branching Minds team to craft a story relevant to an audience of parents and educators.

I employed the full creative process - from script editing, storyboarding, and character sketches to the completed design, animation, and audio editing - to develop a playful design language and cast of characters consistent with their modern brand.

ZFS STORAGE APPLIANCE

[ studio ] - CPR
[ client ] - Oracle

[ role ] -
Lead Designer & Animator

[ link ] -
Live on Oracle.com

The assignment: conjure a badass illustration of how businesses can run faster and IT operations can be more streamlined with the right storage.

The result: my biggest solo production to date (I served as lead designer, animator, and audio editor), rock'n roll, motorcycles...
oh, and the latest generation of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, the ZS3 Series.

INTUIT MYVOICE CAMPAIGN

[ studio ] - CPR
[ client ] - Intuit

[ role ] -
Lead Designer
Assistant Project Manager

[ process ] -
Design Book (13.7 MB)

This massive, internal campaign for Intuit is the biggest project I've worked on to date - and my biggest role with the widest array of responsibilities: campaign strategy and naming, logo design and campaign branding materials (both print and digital), wireframing and interface design, video editing, client relationship management, and on-site research and testing.

Intuit was about to launch their new tagline "Simplify the Business of Life" worldwide, and wanted their 9,000 employees around the globe to evangelize it.

Serving as the only designer on a team of 4 (1 Project Manager, 2 Developers) for the entirety of the 6-month project, the end result was a video-wall microsite fed by footage collected from hundreds of videos captured at self-service video recording kiosks located at 14 of Intuit's largest global campuses.

THE NEAT CHOICE

[ studio ] - DAAP
[ client ] - YMCA

[ role ] -
Lead Designer & Animator

[ process ] -
Storyboards (6.9 MB)

An excellent exercise in complete content creation and design process (from concept through production), this video was my undergraduate senior thesis project as a Digital Design major in the college of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati.

My goal was to alter the perception of exercise: mainly, that simple, daily lifestyle choices outside of a typical fitness program can add up to great benefits over time. This video was one proposed aspect of an educational YMCA campaign that featured educational materials in YMCA lobbies. The Clifton Melrose Branch in Cincinnati, OH was used as a case study.

ORACLE EPPM UTILITIES

[ studio ] - CPR
[ client ] - Oracle
[ role ] -
Lead Animator
Creative Director
Design Style Developer

[ link ] -
Live on Oracle.com

First video in a series of 3 highlighting Oracle EPPM's different client industries, this piece is one of many in a whiteboard design & animation style I developed for CPR.

These videos also provided opportunities for Creative Direction, handing off certain pieces to our hard-working intern at CPR. I find great joy in providing direction and imparting tips 'n tricks on motivated juniors seeking to better their skills and minds as designers/animators.

Modern Business, Modern Cloud

[ studio ] - CPR
[ client ] - Oracle

[ role ] -
Creative Director
Animator & Editor
Post-Production Lead

[ link ] -
Live on Oracle.com

This piece exercised my abilities as a storyteller and creative director - crafting an effective story using stock footage, and giving the reigns to CPR's creative intern while offering daily creative direction, project management, and animation examples to follow.

IT STRATEGY & ARCHITECTURE SERVICES

[ studio ] - CPR
[ client ] - Oracle

[ role ] -
Lead Designer & Animator

[ link ] -
Live on Oracle.com

This animation piece was a great exercise in design/animation in the real world: a project with a limited budget that doesn't compromise professional and creative quality.

This tested my problem-solving skills to maximize creativity and while embracing a tighter timeline that demanded quick designs and efficient animation techniques.

SAP: CUSTOM BUILT

[ studio ] - CPR
[ client ] - SAP
[ role ] - Lead Animator,
Assistant Design

Challenged by a client freshly rebranded and a timeframe of less than two weeks, this project was a collaboration of three. I served as Lead Animator, bringing storyboards to life and making necessary changes along the way.

SPARC: 25th ANNIVERSARY

[ studio ] - CPR
[ client ] - Oracle

[ role ] - Lead Animator
Assistant Designer

This video is first of two completed in an insanely rushed 3-week deadline. Oracle came to CPR in total desperation to deliver two 3-minute+ show openers for Oracle SPARC's 25th Anniversary and Oracle Solaris' 20th Anniversary events... not exactly a flexible deadline.

As lead animator on the job, I burnt many a midnight candle and had dreams of After Effects... but watching the recorded reactions of the event crowd a few days after delivery was so worth it.

WE ARE DIGITAL

[ studio ] - DAAP
[ client ] - Digital Design 2011

[ role ] -
Lead Animator
Concept/Designer

[ credits ] -
Branding/Design:
Mai Hoang, Matt Johnson

Animation Concepts/Design:
Rich Brilli, Jesse McKinney, Matt Johnson

Animated pitch for the University of Cincinnati's Digital Design DAAPWorks senior show branding identity (Spring 2011). The branding, design, and concept were created within a team of 7 other classmates.

The "We Are" concept speaks to the diversity of the Digital Design major, and the individuals that put a face behind the broad spectrum of all that is digital design.