I was a volunteer youth group counselor at my church between 2014-2019, working with junior high students. Every year, the youth group held a “Parents Appreciation Night” where various small groups present something for the parents to say thank you. I always enjoyed working with the kids to make something creative and fun. In 2019, we were short in time, so we made a quick parody of the Avengers: Endgame trailer. The kids were willing to participate in this video by recording video & audio voiceovers with me last minute.
My youth group experience was a great one, and my heart will always have a place for youth students. I really enjoyed the kids’ enthusiasm, and the projects I were able to work on with them were always really fun and rewarding to do. A huge thank you to the YouTube channel Film Learnin for the title card template.
For about a year, since Fall of 2018, I have been an e-commerce graphic designer for Aduro Products. I was tasked to create some video content for a few products. I started with a branded logo animation.
This animation would be used in this promotional video I created for these two products:
During the first week of August, 2018, I had a chance to work with a few students to perform live-action skits for over 200 people at our church’s vacation Bible School. I made a version of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s intro with them, and it was a great learning tool to advance my After Effects skills.
Some of the most exciting moments of my career so far has taken place while working as a graphic artist for the local news network: News 12 New Jersey. I was assigned to create on-air graphics & animated maps for live newscasts during various on-call shifts, either 4:00am – 1:00pm, or 2:00pm – 11:00pm. Working for a live television news channel meant always being prepared to do things last-minute. A director or producer could request something at any time.
Please check out a small sample of my work, made for and broadcast on live TV, below.
I was requested by a producer to create a package of graphics that showed the official FBI document (scanned) in the background. I took inspiration from how John Oliver’s graphic team shows quotes over his shoulder during his comedy show, “Last Week Tonight” on HBO.
During this past winter I’ve had the opportunity to volunteer Doughmain Financial Literacy Foundation, a non profit that creates curriculums and programs to give high schoolers financial education. Their curriculum, called the “FitKit”, consisted of 16+ spiral-bound notebooks and I was tasked with the job of designing a package for it. Below is my design: a roll end box with locking cover as well as a magazine holder inside.