Bill Hoffman, Designer in Seattle, WA, United States
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Bill Hoffman

Verified Expert  in Design


Seattle, WA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 11, 2022

Bill is a two-time NATAS Emmy® Award-winning editor, producer, and motion graphic designer. He is a seasoned post-production veteran with managerial and mentoring experience. The scope of his career encompasses short and long-form broadcast television, commercial and promo spot work, corporate video, sports, streaming, and live events. Clients include Warner Bros., Discovery, National Football and Hockey Leagues, Microsoft, Starbucks, Vanguard, Hyundai Capital, and all major television networks.


Work Experience

Senior Editor | Producer | Motion Graphics Designer

2000 - 2022
Freelance Clients
  • Delivered projects for broadcast clients that included HBO, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, ESPN, National Football League, National Hockey League, and others.
  • Spearheaded and delivered projects for corporate clients that included Microsoft, Starbucks, Campbell Soup Company, E-Trade, The Vanguard Group, Hyundai Capital, Bristol Meyers Squibb, and others.
  • Awarded winner of two NATAS Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Editing. Winner of back-to-back Real Screen Summit Showdowns. Winner of the DASAPP Award for Best Promo Editing.
Technologies: Adobe CC, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Video Production, Content Creation, Scripting, Motion Design, Videography, Videos, Adobe Premiere, Video Processing, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects CC, Infographics, Film & Television, Movies, Feature Films

Senior Editor | Producer | Motion Graphics Designer

2006 - 2020
Discovery, Inc
  • Produced and edited high profile, on-air marketing, social media, and internal communications materials for Discovery's 19 US cable network channels-Discovery Channel, Science Channel, TLC, Travel Channel, and others.
  • Served as the facility instructor and SME for Avid and Adobe products for a staff of over 100 editors.
  • Managed and mentored a small team of junior and assistant editors.
  • Won the DASAPP (internal company award) for best edited promotional spot (promo).
Technologies: Avid Media Composer, Adobe CC, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, DaVinci Resolve, Motion Design, Videos, Adobe Premiere, Advertising, Video Processing, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects CC, Infographics, Film & Television, Movies, Feature Films

Assistant Editor (Linear) and Avid Editor

1998 - 2006
NFL Films — The National Football League
  • Served as linear online assistant editor at a large-scale production facility.
  • Edited EMMY® Award-winning NFL football programming and commercial spots.
  • Learned and honed my skills as an editor at this high-level organization.
Technologies: Writing & Editing, Non-linear Editing Systems, Motion Design, Videos, Video Processing, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects CC, Infographics, Film & Television, Movies, Feature Films
2000 - 2001

Master's Certificate in Advanced Digital Applications | Visual Effects and Compositing

New York University | Center for Advanced Digital Applications - New York, New York, USA

1992 - 1996

Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications Media and English

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA

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