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Dave Van Gorder

About

Creative, experienced motion designer with a passion for visual storytelling. Expertise in working with personnel with various backgrounds and utilizing the most appropriate medium to impart their narrative.

Technical Skills

Animation, Audio Mixing, Character Rigging, Drone, Graphic Design, Green Screen, JavaScript, Motion Design, Motion Tracking, Rotoscoping, Vector-Based Asset Creation, VFX Compositing, Videography, 3D

Professional Experience

Multimedia Designer, CXtec (2018-present)

  • Promoted company messaging and complex industry concepts through easy-to-understand animated explainer videos

  • Applied motion design talents for both paid and organic marketing campaigns

  • Boosted video engagement through use on YouTube, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms

  • Cooperated with scriptwriters, graphic designers, and marketing specialists to tell compelling stories

  • Enhanced visitor experience on the website with landing page animations

  • Reinforced internal messaging on digital signage and presentations through videos and animations

  • Secured Marketing Development Funds with branded motion design content

 

Freelance Motion Designer, Various (2019-present)

  • Created broadcast TV-quality science explainer animations for the PBS show, America’s Test Kitchen

  • Organized and produced 30+ animation projects for Cornell University’s eLab program through the creation of procedural After Effects templates

  • Assisted in company rebranding through the creation of an animation series for internal and external use

  • Delivered logo animations and informational animation loops for use on websites and at trade shows

  • Provided storyboards, animatics, and style frames to ensure adherence to brand guidelines

  • Collaborated with project managers, graphic designers, and other team members through brainstorming exercises, and maintained contact with stakeholders through each step of the project

  • Successfully delivered client-specific deliverables, and structured projects coherently while meeting stringent project deadlines

 

Video Production Coordinator, Binghamton University Athletics (2014-2017)

  • Maximized fan engagement with innovative video board animations

  • Entertained social media followers with informative motion design graphics

  • Created over 200 videos including game highlights, sizzle reels, and 3D intro/outro graphics

 

Software Proficiency

Adobe CC [After Effects, Animate, Audition, Character Animator, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Premiere Pro], Blender, Cinema 4D, Duik Bassel, Final Cut Pro, Maya

Education

Master of Science, Information Design & Technology (2018-2020)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Bachelor of Arts, Communications (2009-2013)

St. John Fisher University

Certifications

Animation Bootcamp (2021)

School of Motion

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