This is my webfolio or online portfolio and journal, I am a motion designer based in Chicago, Illinois. I was first introduced to design through the skateboarding industry and punk rock. This background is a great inspiration for me and my work. I take pride in my reputation as a creative professional and an out-of-the-box thinker.
I’ve been creating motion graphics & animations for the past decade and with these skills I launched my own business in 2011; LooseKeys. At LooseKeys we are Animators, Editors & Storytellers who help companies large and small attract customers with creative videos.
I also have a passion and love of craft beer and podcasting. There are a number of podcasts I’ve started over the years, one of the longest running is The Hop Cast. The Hop Cast is a video podcast that focuses on craft beer reviews, interviews and general thoughts on the craft beer industry. I’m also co-host of Chicago Beer Pass, Toon Talk Weekly and The Lane Podcast. Each one of these podcasts allow me to connect with a lager audience inside and outside my animation field.
Building connections and contacts is important for anyone running their own business as well as working in a creative industry. To help stay connected with the growing and evolving motion graphics industry I co-founded the Chicago Motion Artists Group. This is a group of Chicago creatives who meet up about every other month to chat about motion graphics work and show off the fantastic projects they’ve completed.
2012 Chicago / Midwest Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Achievement for Commercials - Single Spot for "BodyShopBids"
2012 Gold Communicator Awards for "FitOrbit - Sally Meets Harry"
2012 Silver Communicator Awards for "What Is BodyShopBids?"
2012 Silver Communicator Awards for "What is Tuango?"
2012 Silver Telly Award for "What Is BodyShopBids?"
2012 Bronze Telly Award for "Lemon"
2012 Bronze Telly Award for "What is Tuango?"
2011 Silver Davey Award for "Untappd - Drink Socially"
2011 Silver W3 Awards for "Oulet - Shop At Oulet"
2010 Gold Davey Awards for "Making of the Symposium Ale"
2010 Silver Davey Awards for "Making of the Symposium Ale"
2010 Silver W3 Awards for "Making of the Symposium Ale"
2010 Bronze Telly Award for "Headlights - Love Song For Buddy" (Daily Planet ltd.)
2010 Bronze Telly Award for "Groupon - How It Works" (Daily Planet ltd.)
2010 Gold Hermes Creative Award for "Making of the Symposium Ale"
2010 Bronze Telly Award for "Making of the Symposium Ale"
2010 Bronze Telly Award for "Hop Cast"
2008 Silver Telly for "Use of Graphics" (Moxie Post)
2007 Silver Pollie (Moxie Post)
2007 The Verb Campaign Summary video received an honorable mention for best animation at the New York Festival. Also the entire Verb campaign won several other awards. At the Cannes Lions 2007 the campaign won a Bronze Lion. Then during the Reggie awards, Arc Worldwide won four marketing awards for the Verb campaign; Gold for best Cause Marketing campaign of the year, Silver for Kids Marketing campaign of the year, Silver for Target, Local or Regional campaign of the year and Bronze for Consumer Promotion of the year.