Malcolm Overend, Designer in Calgary, AB, Canada
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Malcolm Overend

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Designer

Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Toptal Member Since
December 8, 2022

Malcolm is a motion designer and 3D generalist with over 15 years of production experience across various digital mediums. He utilizes design, animation, and creative technologies to enhance marketing material, communications, product features, and interface elements.

Portfolio

Work Experience

Senior Motion Designer

2018 - 2021
Benevity
  • Led the marketing creative team's efforts on all motion design and video projects. Took a hands-on approach with scripting, storyboarding, asset creation, and animation.
  • Streamlined productions, reviews, and approvals by defining and establishing effective processes. This allowed all involved team members and stakeholders to operate at their best efficiencies.
  • Increased the overall production quality, which led to increased views, market attention, and improved sales support assets.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe Premiere, Motion Design, UI Animation, Videos, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe CC, Animation, Animated Videos, 3D, 3D Design, 3D Modeling, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Rendering, Animated Explainer Videos, Adobe Creative Suite, Art Direction, Visual Design, Creative Direction

Director | 3D, Motion Design, and VFX

2012 - 2015
Rival Schools
  • Acted as the head of production for the studio's motion design, 3D animation, and interactive projects.
  • Researched and developed prototypes using the latest interactive and production technologies, such as Unity and AR.
  • Led post-production teams on visual effects projects. Acted as a VFX supervisor and compositing lead on a Nike Running campaign.
  • Oversaw the 3D production pipeline for asset creation on the award-winning interactive storybook series Bramble Berry Tales.
Technologies: Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe After Effects, Visual Effects (VFX), 3D, Motion Design, Videos, Apps, Unity, Web Design, Animated Videos, Augmented Reality (AR), 3D Design, 3D Art, 3D Modeling, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Rendering, Animated Explainer Videos, Adobe Creative Suite, Art Direction, Visual Design, Creative Direction

Director | Strategy and Experience Design

2008 - 2012
StoryBox Studio
  • Designed and produced motion graphics, web videos, and 3D animations for clients.
  • Led tradeshow and live event visual content strategy and experience design.
  • Brought in several RFP projects from the Alberta government (CCS) and large clients such as Wood and AMEC.
Technologies: 3D, 3D Motion Graphics, Adobe After Effects, 3D Animation, Adobe Premiere, Motion Design, Web Design, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Videos, Animated Videos, 3D Design, 3D Art, 3D Modeling, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Rendering, Animated Explainer Videos, Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Design, Creative Direction

3D and Motion Designer

2004 - 2007
THEmedia
  • Designed and animated 2D and 3D visualizations for tradeshows and websites.
  • Built interactive Flash animations for the web and live events.
  • Created mechanism of action videos for numerous pharmaceutical companies.
Technologies: 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Adobe Flash, After Effects CC, Motion Design, 3D, 3D Animation, Videos, Animated Videos, 3D Design, 3D Art, 3D Modeling, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Rendering, Animated Explainer Videos, Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Design, Flash Animation
2016 - 2018

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Product Design, and Development

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) - Calgary, AB, Canada

2001 - 2004

Diploma in Visual Effects and Digital Animation

The Art Institute of Vancouver - Vancouver, Canada

Tools

Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, Adobe CC, Cinema 4D, After Effects CC, Adobe Creative Suite, Blender, Adobe Illustrator, Figma, Photoshop CC, 3ds Max, Adobe Flash, Illustrator CC, MoGraph

Platforms

iOS

Other

3D, Motion Design, Animation, 3D Motion Graphics, Animated Videos, 3D Animation, 3D Design, 3D Art, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Rendering, Visual Effects (VFX), Design, UI Animation, Adobe Premiere, Videos, Particle Systems, 3D Modeling, Verge3D, Animated Explainer Videos, Art Direction, Visual Design, Creative Direction, Three.js, Front-end, UI Design, Apps, Unity, Web Design, UI Motion, Character Animation, Unity3D, Augmented Reality (AR), Simulations, User Interface (UI), Storyboarding, Freelancing, Production, Abstract Art, Video Editing, Assets, Octane Rendering, 3D CAD, Redshift Renderer, Web UI, Non-fungible Tokens (NFT), Interactive UI, 3D Websites, Flash Animation, Special Purpose Machines (SPM)

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