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Elaine Seward

Motion Designer

Freelance Motion Designer @Elaine Seward

New York, New York & Portland, OR

May 2010 - Current

• Experience with motion graphics, compositing, motion tracking, art    

   direction, layout, graphic design, editing

• Brainstorms with creative directors and clients on concepts and design 

• Produces motion graphics utilizing typography, photography, live video,  

   graphic elements and animation

• Projects range from 30 sec. commercials, brand identity, lower thirds,    

   end tags, and corporate videos

• Works closely with teams of creative directors, producers, editors, and    

   animators to create captivating and engaging pieces

AWARDS

NEWSBRIEF AWARD HONORABLE

MENTION @DCSWA

March 2017

Recognition for short science journalism video

SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER @American Chemical Society

Washington DC/New York, New York

June 2011 - Current

 

• Manages pre-production, production, and post production

 

• Writes and edit scripts

 

• Edits footage, designs and animates

• Produces fully realized pieces with narration and sound design

 

• Strategize script ideas and video schedules

• Supervises each video to ensure a cohesive look and feel for ACS’ brand

 

• Manages Reaction’s social media brand leading to annual platform growth    

   over 100%

 

• Optimizes Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter algorithms and SEO for peak

   channel performances gaining the channel hundreds of thousands of addition

   views per year

 

• Supervises each video to ensure a cohesive look and feel for the channel

EDDIE & OZZIE @Folio

Oct 2015

Recognition for excellence in magazine

editorial and design

EMERGING LEADER @WWPR

JUNE 2015

Given to extraordinary young women in PR

in the DC area who have made a significant

impact to the industry

NEWSBRIEF AWARD @DCSWA

March 2015

Recognition for short science journalism video

EDUCATION

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Produced 60+ videos, cumulating over 8 million views on Youtube alone

 

• Works featured on Buzzfeed, Washington Post, PopSci, Scientific American,  

   New York Times, Time Magazine, LA Times, Gizmodo, Wired, Business

   Insider, IFL Science, and more

 

• Multiple videos have been featured in segments on NBC's Today Show

 

• Infographic designs has been used by Morgan Freeman's production

   company's show FOOD: FACT OR FICTION

ASST MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER @RHED Pixel

May 2010 - June 2011

• Designed and animated storyboards, lower-thirds, and splash

   screens for ongoing series content

• Curated and Photoshopped images to assemble coherent,

   realistic, and well composed animated sequences

• Worked closely with a team of producers, editors, and motion

   designers

MFA @American University

May 2011

Film & Electronic Media Degree from the

School of Communication

BA @Lycoming College

May 2008

Digital Media Degree from the Department

of Communication

CERTIFICATES

DESIGN BOOTCAMP

@School of Motion

March 2017

ANIMATION BOOTCAMP

@School of Motion

March 2017

SKILLS

After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, Cinema 4D

Producing, Motion Design, Art Direction, Color Correction, Compositing, Animation, Graphic Design, Editing, Storyboarding, Compositing, Motion Tracking, Cinematography, Storytelling, Script Writing, Script Editing, SEO, PR

Proficient in Mac OS and Windows

Motion Designer |  elaine.seward@gmail.com  |  Portland, OR