AARON THACKER - MOTION GRAPHICS - VFX

WORK HISTORY

 

Education:

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

 

Experience:

Motion Graphics Designer
CBS Paramount Television, Hollywood, CA, August 2015 - Present
Designs and produces on-stage and promo graphics for the #1 daytime talkshow, Dr. Phil.

Freelance Motion Graphics and VFX Artist
Fisheggs, Venice, CA, April 2015 - Present
Creates Motion Graphics and 3D animation for prime time network and cable television programs like America's Got Talent, The Bachelor and Wicked Tuna.

Graphics Supervisor / Senior Designer
Longerday Productions, Pasadena, CA, January 2012 - June 2012, September 2013 - present
Designs and produces stage graphics for the hit daytime talkshow The Doctors. Also key in developing show packages for new television series for major networks including CBS, Discovery, Oxygen and Lifetime. Lead illustrator and animator for a 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.

Graphics Supervisor / Art Director
Mighty Oak Entertainment, Culver City, CA, January 2009 - October 2011
Led a team of 15+ designers to produce motion graphics and visual effects for over 250 action-packed syndicated television episodes.

Freelance Designer
Pasadena, CA, July 2004 - present
Designed print and online marketing campaingns for Sony Pictures Television, MTV Networks, House of Blues, Coca-Cola, and Motorola. Produced motion graphics and visual effects for Renegade86, Raycom Media, Mighty Oak Entertainment, and Bellum Entertainment.

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