MICHAEL LUCKHARDT
MOTION DESIGNER
mluckh@gmail.com
941.204.9727

10+ years of experience intertwining design in motion, 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.

WORK

Freelance Motion Designer @ BigStar (Current Job)
2020
• Animating visuals for an undisclosed project.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Loyal Kaspar
2020
• Animated visuals for AMC Network's 2020 Upfront. An organized workflow and file structure was set up to manage the large number of deliverables.
• Animation exploration for NBC's Peacock's promo package elements. This included title cards, and endpages.
• 3D Modeled and animated FLY NYC's logo for teaser videos and banner adverts.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Stone and Stone
2019
• Animated keyable chat bubbles and mobile phone screen composites for the comedy series on youtube, Going Both Ways.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Budsfeed
2019
• Animated content for Budsfeed's social media roll-out. This included the motion language of their mascot character, Bud, and custom after effects templates.
• Designed and animated an instagram spot for Soothes Gummy Bears.
• Animated a promotional spot for GameOn.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Minds + Assembly
2019
• Logo Animation exploration for a pitch made to Zegalogue.

Freelance Motion Designer @ VSA Partners
2019
• Worked with the creative team to build an animation tool-kit to satisfy graphic needs for the 2019 AT&T Business Summit.
• Animated a promotional video for the rebranding of Virtusa. This included the animation for their new logo.
• Animated 3D background patterns for a 2019 Bloomberg Industry Group Conference.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Midnight Runners + Brooklyn Track Club
2019
• Animated logo opens and loops for two community run track clubs I run with. The Midnight Runners, sponsored by Reebok, and the Brooklyn Track Club, sponsored by Nike.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Mr. Wonderful
2018 - 2019
• Animated commercial spots for College Board, Room's to Go, 2020 Macy's Day Parade. and Bumble Bee Tuna among other smaller spots.
• Animated promo spots for the Professional Fighting League.
• Animated show graphics for a Netflix Kids show, Emily's Wonder Lab.
• 3D modeled the New Jersey Lottery's 50th anniversary Logo

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

Freelance Motion Designer @ AT&T
2011 - 2019
• Designed and animated visuals for both their internal and external marketing teams.
• Designed and animated the GFX package for the 17th Annual Cyber Security Conference. • One of two designers to Design and Animate the show open for the 15th Annual AT&T Cyber Security Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis.

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

Freelance Motion Designer @ CEAVCO Audio Visual
2018
• Redesigned and animated their existing event artwork of which were projection mapped at the 2018 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

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

Freelance Motion Designer @ ESI Design
2016
• Animated pre-vis graphics for lobby screens inside building 575, Manhattan.
• Animated graphics for the Flagship Comcast X-Finity store in Chicago IL.

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

Freelance Motion Designer @ Razorfish (Now Publicis Sapient)
2012-2016
• Handled the animation and sound design for 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.

Freelance Motion Designer @ NBTV Studios
2015
• Designed and Animated the show open for the original youtube series, Above the Clutter. This included their logo design.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2015
• Worked closely with HMH to Animate an explainer video for their acquisition of scholastic.

Freelance Motion Designer @ Kornhaber Brown
2014-2015
• Animated and designed for commercial spots, editorials, and explainer videos for brands such as Univision, Scholastic, NYXDesign, PBS, The Center for Disease Control, and Carnegie Hall.
• Animated six youtube show title opens for KornaberBrown's original content.

Freelance Motion Designer @ All Day Every Day
2014
• Conceptualized, storyboarded, designed, and animated American Express’ very first Vine.

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

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