AARON THACKER MOTION GRAPHICS & VFX



Aaron Thacker

WORK HISTORY

 

Education:

BA in Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Major - Studio Art / Creative Writing / Film Directing
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

 

Experience:

Motion Graphics Designer
Stage 29 Productions, CBS Paramount Network Television, Hollywood, CA, August 2015 - Present
Primary focus on design and production of on-stage, online, and promo graphics for the #1 daytime talkshow, Dr. Phil. Develops graphics for other Stage 29 Productions properties such as Bull, DailyMail, and The Doctors.

Motion Graphics and VFX Artist
Fisheggs, Venice, CA, March 2015 - August 2015
Created motion graphics and 3D animations for prime time network and cable television programs like America's Got Talent, The Bachelor, Ghost Hunters, Airplane Repo.

Graphics Supervisor / Senior Designer
Longerday Productions, Pasadena, CA, September 2013 - February 2015
Key in developing show packages for new television series for major networks including CBS, Discovery, Oxygen and Lifetime. Lead illustrator and animator for cartoon web series and product line.

Lead Visual Effects Designer
Gilgamesh Productions, Brentwood, CA, June 2012 - September 2013
Designed and produced motion graphics and visual effects for the feature documentary The Mystical Traveler.

Senior Designer
Longerday Productions, Pasadena, CA, January 2012 - June 2012
Key in developing show packages for new television series for major networks including CBS, Discovery, Oxygen and Lifetime.

Graphics Supervisor / Art Director
Mighty Oak Entertainment, Culver City, CA, January 2009 - December 2011
Graphics Supervisor leading a team of 15+ designers to produce motion graphics and visual effects for over 250 action-packed syndicated television episodes. Shows include Knockout Sportsworld, Monster Knockout, Sports Crash, My Viral Video, and Whacked Out Sports.

Freelance Designer
Pasadena, CA, May 2004 - present
Designed print and online marketing campaingns for Sony Pictures Television, MTV Networks, House of Blues, Coca-Cola, and Motorola. Produces motion graphics, visual effects and infographics for The Recording Academy, Renegade83, GOOD Magazine, Raycom Media, Mighty Oak Entertainment, and Bellum Entertainment.

Art Director
Studio 101, Atlanta, GA, February 1999- April 2004
Focus on concept, design, and artist coordination for regional and national marketing campaigns. Clients include Coca-Cola, NBA, Fiat, Darden, and Delta Airlines.