NATALIE TO


EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

10+ years experience in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator

7+ years in all aspects of cable & broadcast television motion graphics
Frequent cross functional collaboration within all departments of marketing including social media, interactive, print

 

SELECT CLIENT LIST
NBCUniversal, Oxygen Media, truTV, CourtTV, MTV, VH1, Turner Broadcasting

 


SENIOR Motion graphics DESIGNER 

Oxygen, NBCUniversal
11/2009-Present

Broadcast Design & Compositing

Responsibilities include concept, design, storyboard, edit live action show opens and motion graphic animation for promos for broadcast, social media and special projects like Times Square billboards. Work closely with producers & editors within tight deadlines

Other responsibilities include typeface animation, green screen compositing, match-moving, rotoscoping, color correction

Manage freelance designers to help maintain the look of the network brand

Experience with production on set includes directing talent; art dept; wardrobe; casting; managing green screen set

Advanced knowledge of technical aspects of video including codecs, frame rate, different formats and bitrates for ensuring top level broadcast quality and for best performance on social media

Strong organizational skills: Created a graphics freelance bible to help all the rotating freelancers which inspired a bible for the entire promos department

Marketing, Social Media & User Experience Design

Created several show open sequence including one for Oxygen’s hit show, The Prancing Elites Project which had a combined audience of 1.13 million viewers for its second season premiere, the highest ratings since Oxygen’s rebrand. After pitching the winning concept, went to shoot in Mobile, Alabama, worked closely with composer to make a unique music track

Pitched several fresh social media campaign ideas around Oxygen’s signature show, Bad Girls Club including the winning idea from BGC season 14, BGC haiku. Also wrote the baseball card campaign for the BGC All Star Battle, which debuted #1 in all key demos across cable networks in May 2013. Frequent creation of videos for social media

Additional experience creating marketing campaigns for social media, copy-writing, writing scripts, music direction, video editing, acting, voice-overs, presenting pitches, working with out of house design companies

Experience creating user experience breakpoints for several oxygen webpages and newsletter which received a 5% bump in open and click thru rates


FREELANCE MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER

2004-Present

Oxygen Media 2009
Motion graphics & broadcast design for Oxygen

Con Edison 2009
Motion graphics for informational web series

NFGTV 2009
Motion graphics for Food + Dating reality TV show   

Media For Development International 2008-2009
Created AIDS educational videos in Swahili & English for school in Tanzania

Nola Pictures 2009
Motion graphics & VFX for Herbal Essences & Burlington Coat Factory

Blue Room NYC 2008
Motion graphics for History Channel, truTV, Animal Planet

truTV 2007-2008
Motion graphics & broadcast design for truTV

MTV Creative Services 2007
Motion graphics & VFX for Mipcom Conference

Turner Broadcasting 2007
Motion graphics & VFX for marketing department

Collider 2006, 2007
Motion graphics & VFX for CBS Upfronts, Tourneau

KSK Pictures & NFGTV 2004-2005
Motion graphics for KSK & NFG co-production of VH1’s tv show Can’t Get a Date. 

Previously represented by Jon Lewis/ICA Creative & Leslie Nowinski / Octopus Talent 


EARLY EXPERIENCE

2000-2004

Curious Pictures 2003

Stop-motion animation collaboration studio with Parsons

Broadway Video 1999-2001

Responsibilities include tape librarian in Showtime library. Administrative & Production assistant at Broadway Video Design.

Museum of Modern Art 2000

Internship under Jytte Jensen, Film Department. Worked on Big As Life: Super-8 film series. 


SKILLS 

Adobe Creative Cloud including After Effects, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign

Apple Final Cut Pro

Syntheyes (match moving software - merges 2D/3D scenes)

Cinema 4D including modeling, texturing, animating 3d objects

Html & Css & basic javascript

 

Typography

Super-8 and 16mm filmmaking

Hand drawn animation

Rotoscoping

Illustration

Calligraphy

Silk screening


EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design - 2004
Masters of Fine Arts Degree
Design & Technology program Broadcast Design concentration with additional classes in multimedia, programming, digital interface design

Binghamton University - 1999
Bachelors of Arts Degree(s)
Double Major: Cinema and Biology
         

Continued Education

General Assembly - Social Media for Creatives, Jan 2016
Learning best practices for brand marketing on social media platforms
      

General Assembly - User Experience Design intensive class, 2014
Create detailed personas, user flows, prototyping and user interfaces that are clear
beautiful and provide delight for the user