MICHAEL LUCKHARDT
MOTION DESIGNER
mluckh@gmail.com
941.204.9727

With over 10+ years of experience intertwining design in motion, I'm most in my element when bringing design to life, from concept, to production, to delivery.

SKILLS
Design / Animation
Storyboarding / Compositing
SOFTWARE
After Effects
Cinema4D
Photoshop
Illustrator
Webflow
Mocha
Indesign
EDUCATION

2005 - 2009
BFA in Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics (Cum Laude) @ Savannah College of Art and Design

AWARDS

2018
- First Prize winning group of the 2018 SVA Story Of/ hackathon.

2009
- Gold SCADDY On Screen Graphics
- Bronze ADDY On Screen
Graphics
- MAXON 9x90 Competition Finalist
- Inspire 09’ SCAD Student Showcase

WORK

2011 - 2019
Freelance Motion Designer @ AT&T
Responsible for creating a multitude of visuals for both their internal and external marketing teams. This included single handedly designing and animating the GFX package for the 17th Annual Cyber Security Conference as well as being one of 2 designers to produce the show open for the 15th Annual AT&T Cyber Security Conference held at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

2018 - 2019
Freelance Motion Designer @ Mr. Wondeful
Animated Show GFX Packaging for a Netflix Kids show [Name under NDA] as well as a commercial for Bumble Bee Tuna.

2017 - 2019
Freelance Motion Designer @ Turner Broadcasting
Worked closely with the design team at truTV to storyboard, design, and animate promo spots, show opens, show packaging, and digital linkboards for a multitude of shows including Adam Ruins Everything,  Impractical Jokers, I’m Sorry, The Carbonaro Effect, At Home with Amy Sedaris, and Jon Glaser Loves Gear, The Chris Gethard Show, Paid Off, and Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks.

2019
Freelance Motion Designer @ VSA Partners
Worked with the creative team to explore motion studies and guidelines for several brands including AT&T, Bloomberg, Virtusa, and GLG. This included motion tests, logo animations, and brand videos.

2019
Freelance Motion Designer @ For my track clubs <3
Animated logo opens and loops for the two community run track clubs I run with. The Midnight Runners, sponsored by Reebok, and the Brooklyn Track Club, sponsored by Nike. Uses ranged from newsletter gifs to overlayed GFX on promo videos.

2018
Freelance Motion Designer @ SYFY
Animated the living-key-art for Season 3 of Channel Zero: Butcher's Block which appeared several times on the official SYFY Facebook page.

2018
Freelance Motion Designer @ CEAVCO Audio Visual
Recreated their existing event artwork to work in motion. These looping animated projection mapped visuals appeared at the 2018 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

2016
Freelance Motion Designer @ TPN
Handling on-screen visuals for a Bank of America concept store.

2016
Freelance Motion Designer @ ESI Design
Bringing to life pre-vis GFX for lobby screens inside building 575, Manhattan, as well as assisted in creating GFX for the Flagship Comcast X-Finity store in Chicago IL.

2014-2016
Freelance Motion Designer @ EPIX
Worked with the production team at EPIX to storyboard, design, and animate a slew of promo spots for their catalogue of movies and EPIX Original Series.  Spots including Star Trek, Hunger Games, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Russel Brand’s Messiah Complex, Get Shorty, Berlin Station, and more.

2012-2016
Freelance Motion Designer @ Razorfish (Now Publicis Sapient)
Handled all of Razorfish’s end-of-year case studies, working with brands including, Spotify, Uniqlo, Mercedes Benz, He For She, CitiBank, Axe Body Spray, and PNC Bank. They provided most of the boards and scripts while I handled all the final animation/audio/production.

2015
Freelance Motion Designer @ NBTV Studios
Designed the look and feel + Animated the show open for the original youtube series, Above the Clutter. This included the show’s logo design.

2015
Freelance Motion Designer @ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
After HMH’s purchase of Scholastic, I was brought on to help animate a “Manifesto” explainer video that appeared on their home page.

2014-2015
Freelance Motion Designer @ Kornhaber Brown
Worked on a multitude of projects ranging from the original animation of 6 show opens, handling all graphics and motion tracking for several commercials + editorials + explainer videos. Brands worked with including Univision, Scholastic, NYxDesign, PBS, The Center for Disease Control, Carnegie Hall, and more.

2014
Freelance Motion Designer @ All Day Every Day
Was contracted to conceptualize, storyboard, design, and animate American Express’ very first Vine (when Vine was a thing).

To see what else I’ve worked on, hit up my linked in @
www.linkedin.com/in/michaelluckhardt

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