Bio
Executive Summary

Art Director, multi-disciplined graphic designer and fine artist skilled in 2D motion graphics and
cross platform commercial design and packaging, ranging from broadcast branding to independent films. Self-motivated with over 15 years of shaping award winning creative and teams that excel.  


Expertise

Visualization of content and market strategies • style frame development • storyboarding • Studio and field Art direction • Broadcast design, 2D animation and composting • supervising post and 3D • Assembling and managing collaborative teams


Key Skills

Software:
After Effects, PhotoShop, Illustrator, (Adobe Production Suite), Flame 8, basic editing skills in Premiere and Final Cut
Related Skills:
Branding, Interactive Design, Website Design, Print Design, Photography, Typography, Calligraphy, Drawing/Painting
Language Skills: German, English - fluent, Hungarian


Education


Master of the Arts: Studio Art
University of Missouri, Kansas City 2000,
Summa Cum Laude, DAAD Scholarship 1998/1999, Chancellors Award 1999/2000

Bachelor of the Arts: Communication Design
Fachhochschule Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany 1997

Blocherer Schule for Graphic Design, Munich Germany

Discreet: Basic Smoke Training December 2001
Discreet: Flame Training March 2004


Professional Experience


Art Director/Creative Consultant/ Designer/Animator Freelance May 2011 - present

Art Director, Flame Artist, Motion Graphic Designer:
Center City Film and Video, Philadelphia Dec 2003 - May 2011
managing design and animation teams, Creative concept design, storyboards/layouts/style development for:
client demos, title designs, motion graphics, VOD packaging, show packaging,
commercials, tradeshow videos, presentations

Designer/Animator Freelance, Philadelphia/Germany 2001-2003  
Various Freelance work, creating visuals for interactive and broadcast clients
                               
Art Director /Broadcast Designer
Hall Media Productions, Philadelphia, Sept. 2000- 2003
Title design, motion graphics, animation, interactive design (CD-ROM), web graphics
Creative/concept design, storyboards/layouts, creative packaging
Art direction, programmer direction, pricing estimates
Client demos and feedback/consultation  

IVN Video Network, Kansas City, MO Jan 1999 - May 2000
Animator/Broadcast Designer
Packaged on-air shows, Title designs
Wunderman Cato Johnson, Budapest, Hungary 1998
Graphic Designer: Internship 5 month
Packaging, post cards, brochures (direct mail), print advertisement, layouts
                     
Armin Meyer Graphic Design, Augsburg, Germany 1997
Graphic Designer
Product brochures/catalogs, Print advertisements
             
Weltbild Verlag, Augsburg, Germany 1997
Layout Designer
Book layout, Cover design



Key Accomplishments


Documentaries Graphic Treatment/Art Direction:

Digital Dharma, Award Winning Documentary 2006-2012
(http://digitaldharma.com) Lunchbox Communications

Under New Magagment (Maria Rodriguez, Wendy Weinberg) aired on WYBE October 2003

Mirror Dance, (Fran McElroy, Maria Rodriguez) 2004

Knee Deep, (Ann Tegnell) (aired on WYBE July 2004)

Equal Chances: Documentary about Women in the Science.
Sixt Sense Film Design, Cologne, Germany (Client: German Department of Education and Labor)

National Constitution Center, Liberty Medal Awards Show graphics, years, 2012, 2011, 2010

Karl Bartos Music Video. Sixt Sense Film Design, Cologne, Germany & Visa Vision, Berlin, Germany (Client: Orbit Records)

Curly Music Video. Sixt Sense Film Design, Cologne, Germany & Visa Vision, Berlin, Germany (Client: Sony Records)

Various Philly Gold Awards, Addy Awards, Telly Award, The Communicator Award, Award of Excellence, Axiem Award, Summit Creative Award, CTAM Mark awards


Key Clients


Broadcast:
Comcast; NBC, ABC, History Channel, A&E, Biography; Sprout,
SKY Networks (Germany) 

Agency/Post Facilities:
Riley Animation, RedTettemer O'Connell and Partners, AlchemyX, Shorr Johnson Magnus, Dorland, Digitas, Wunderman Cato Johnson Hungary, Weltbild Verlag
NFL Films, Shooters Post and Transfer, Blue Visual Effects, Center City Film and Video, Lunchbox Communications, Prime to Go, Sixt Sense Germany, Assembly, Felix Design, Outoftheblue Productions
Independent Film: Digital Dharma, Mirror Dance, Under New Management, Knee Deep, Equal Chances

Corporate:
MSCI, Berlin Volleys, DOSB, Thomson Reuters, Aramark, Glaxo SmithKline, Americas Best, Wyeth Ayerst, Merck, Atofina, American Cancer Society, Thomas Jefferson University, Binswanger, Quest Diagnostics, Ford, Kraft Foods




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