I started at the bottom. Climbed to the top. Stayed there for some time, fell back down and now, I am on top again.
In my career of 17 years, and counting, this industry has taught me so much about what it takes to be a successful motion designer. I’ve had soaring highs with recognition and accolades—and I’ve made and learned from some big mistakes too.
Whether you’re just getting started or wondering how to hone your skills and increase your bottom line, chances are I’ve been where you are. I share my story with no censor—the good and the bad—in the hope that my experiences help you become a better motion designer.
Continually Stay in Education—and Never Stop Learning
When I first discovered motion design in 1998, it grabbed my full attention. I couldn’t get enough of it! I wanted and needed to learn everything I could and I spent all of my free time soaking it in.
During the day, I was able to land a job at a small,...