Danny is a visual and motion designer with over 20 years of experience working with various creative agencies and motion design studios. He is also the owner of Duro Compagnie, a collaborative design boutique specializing in motion graphics and visual communication. Danny's strength is leveraging his multi-disciplinary skillsets in 3D, print, animation, and user interface to create a purposeful and memorable design experience.
Provided motion graphics and visual communication services, including explainer videos, product promos, branding, live events, and environmental designs.
Directed and oversaw live-action production setup as part of the video deliverables, which involved casting, location scouting, set design, and post-production planning.
Developed digital content for events that involved environmental design components. This required finding solutions or applications that work best within their space requirements.
Collaborated with developers in building a UI design interface for software and mobile applications.
Provided a long-term retainer service for organizations that embraced working directly with a small production boutique, such as Duro, to streamline the process of communication and improve cost savings.
Technologies: Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Suite, Storyboarding, Visual Design, Digital Storyboards, Animation, User Interface (UI), Creative Direction, Art Direction, UI Animation, Visual Marketing, KeyShot, Graphic Design
Visual Designer for enhancing a product pitch deck
2022 - 2022
Stanhope AI Ltd
Proposed and designed a brand visual refresh that entailed a new logo identity, presentation decks, and product demo videos.
Produced a promotional teaser video that succinctly communicated Stanhope AI's innovative technology.
Created several product demo use cases highlighting different scenarios using animation to tell the story effectively.
Technologies: Visual Design, Pitch Decks, Motion Graphics, 3D Animation, 3D Rendering, 3D Modeling, Graphic Design
Video Producer for Training Videos
2022 - 2022
Pfizer - Manufacturing Operations Solutions
Collaborated with several product owners within the Pfizer Digital Manufacturing team to craft a unique product launch story that would translate into a video script.
Designed and built bespoke video assets for several explainer videos that entailed re-creating user interface software dashboards and character animation that resonated with each product environment or setting.
Created a cohesive look and feel that included colors, tone and feel, and animation style to ensure all videos were derived from Pfizer brand visual language.
Technologies: Video Production, Motion Design, Motion & Animation Design, Videos, Training Videos, Training, Storyboarding, Illustration, Branding, Visual Design, Digital Storyboards, Animation, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Infographics, Visual Marketing, Screen Design, Graphic Design
2022 - 2022
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. - Marine Business Planning Division
Provided an overhaul PowerPoint design template for Yamaha Marine Business Division that they use internally for various yearly events.
Built a robust collection of design templates that consist of modular visual design assets that can be used in multiple formats.
Created a customized icons library that was specific for Marine Business Division.
Collaborated with Gensler's creative director to produce several branded motion graphic videos installed at Smart Factory, Wichita.
Built comprehensive visual concepts that included colors, typography, brand language, and tone as a preliminary exploration to determine the best creative approaches aligned with the Smart Factory brand.
Provided art direction and managed internal and external designers and animators by having regular weekly meetings and check-ins to ensure all parties were aligned with deliverables and goals.
Created a high-level design direction in the form of style frames and prototype animation that Gensler's internal team could reproduce.
Technologies: Prototyping, Interaction Design (IxD), Motion Graphics, Animation, Museums & Exhibits, Interactive TV, Touch Interactions, 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Storyboarding, Illustration, Branding, Digital Storyboards, User Interface (UI), Visual Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, UI Animation, Infographics, Visual Marketing, KeyShot, Screen Design, Graphic Design
2021 - 2022
Designed and produced an attract loop lobby video showcasing Hoag's salient value propositions as the most innovative healthcare provider in southern California.
Designed and produced a promo video for Nona, a subsidiary of Hoag hospital that provided 24/7 extended superior care after delivery.
Provided key milestones and a creative process roadmap to ensure a seamless workflow to achieve work efficiency and increase productivity.
Technologies: Videography, Videos, Video Processing, Motion Design, Video Production, Storyboarding, Digital Storyboards, Animation, Visual Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, UI Animation, Visual Marketing, Graphic Design
Adobe After Effects Specialist for Promo Video Ads
2019 - 2021
Designed and produced several explainer videos for several promotional products for Bridgestone Japan and Europe division.
Provided newly and fresh creative approach that entailed colors, tone and feel, and animation style in order to improve the overall quality of the videos.
Worked with several product owners to identify and determine a proper story that would not only inform but also captivate and engage the audience.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, After Effects CC, Video Editing, Promotional Videos, Video Ads, Visual Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Visual Marketing, Graphic Design
User Interface Designer
2017 - 2017
Louder Online (via Toptal)
Designed an interactive growth mapping report that visually demonstrated their potential growth plan for their online digital presence to the end-user.
Developed an animation prototype of the interactive growth mapping report that showed how the information layers were structured, which allowed the end-user to dive deeper into the data.
Created a sustainable design that can be replicated hundreds of times for clients for an easy update.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, User Interface (UI), UI Design, Dashboard Design, Presentation Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Landing Page Design, iOS, Graphic Design
Graphic Designer (Network Visualization)
2017 - 2017
Collaborist (via Toptal)
Hired as a visual designer to illustrate a complex concept for a mobile application.
Produced a series of visual narratives or progressions that explain the high-level concept of the project that was used for an investor presentation.
Worked collaboratively with Collaborist to come up with the best solution.
Implemented a daily check-in to make sure all expectations were met.
Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator, User Interface (UI), UI Design, Presentation Design, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Graphic Design
Creative Director for Motion Design
2010 - 2014
Designed and directed interactive marketing tools for Cisco's web and mobile platforms.
Developed design assets and provided animation content for Xerox's ColorQube marketing initiatives.
Created and developed a visual center for ISN TV, a subset of the Intel company that produces and curates videos of technology experts' testimonials, interviews, and discussion forums for the Intel community.
Created and produced an internal rebranding kit for SMITH. This involved a promo video, website design overhaul, collateral design, and other marketing tools.
Stepped up my role as a producer to bring in jobs that created new opportunities for SMITH to expand its offering into environmental/space design.
Worked on various design pitches for broadcast TV channels, including FOX, AXN, and HBO.
Provided motion graphics support and 3D animation for commercial projects and environmental designs.
Developed thematic visual designs that were curated internally and then the selected piece would be included in the Noise book, a hardcover design book that served as an inspiration for designers worldwide.
Worked on several print collateral and logo identity designs for the technology and entertainment industry.
Developed a pre-visualization animatic (animated storyboard) as a proof of concept, which was used for designing the space where the digital content resided.
Technologies: Strata Design 3D CX, Infini-D, Electric Image Animation System (EIAS), Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Marketing, KeyShot, Graphic Design
3D Modeler and Animator
1996 - 1998
Sierra On-Line (Dynamix)
Developed textures and created animation sequences optimized for a real-time rendering engine.
Designed and develop 3D plane assets for Red Baron, including the art direction for the interface and menu selection.
Worked on building a virtual world for 3D mini golf. Created the textures and loop animation as part of the level design.
Provided production art support for different game departments within Dynamix.
Delivered user testing to ensure all the artwork had correctly been implemented.