Hi, I'm Conrad. I make pictures from ideas. Sometimes people animate them. Sometimes I animate them.
In a past life, I earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and pursued a career in the field for five years, working with children with developmental disabilities and counseling at a psychiatric facility. I also briefly programmed social research experiments with python in a virtual reality lab and (regrettably) worked in a rat lab, which I quit immediately on the day of the "decaps."
Although working with kids was a very rewarding (and stressful) job, I never quite found a suitable niche in that field. So I decided to change things up, moved to San Francisco, and earned a B.A.S. in Motion Graphic Design from ECDA.
And now here I am. Making silly and often brightly colored pictures and animations for a living and loving every minute of it.
I am still freelancing on the side, though my attentions are primarily focused on the small motion design studio I co-founded with a few good friends and collaborators: the immaculate Christopher Kelly, the masterful Colin Trenter, and our verily beloved and accomplished executive producer TJ Kearney.
The studio is called Odd Fellows and our portfolio of work can be seen here: ODDFELLOWS.TV
I want to devote more time to socially responsible companies and projects that promote a good cause.
Software & Services
I still love freelancing, yet currently balancing my time with the Odd Fellows. As such, I am trying to limit my freelance services to creating style frames, storyboards, and providing working project files. That said, schedule-permitting and on a per-project basis, I'm open to discuss the possibility of expanding and offering additional services (especially for projects/clients that promote good social causes or are educational).
Or, if you have a larger project in mind you can hire the Odd Fellows. Please send inquiries to email@example.com or to our executive producer at TJ@oddfellows.tv.
I primarily use Cinema 4D, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and Final Cut Pro.
I also have basic knowledge of Nuke, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
Clients & Places
I'd love to collaborate with you and add you to this growing list. So please get in touch any time.
I've done freelance motion design and animation for companies including Gunshop.tv, Mekanism, Westernized Productions, Creative Lift, Lux Design, Brkly, Redgate Films, Spontaneous, The Lifelong Friendship Society, Sony Playstation, Phun&Dunn, Google, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.
Clients have included: Twitter/Starbucks, Nickelodeon, NickJr./NickMom, Adobe, Ameritrade, Comcast, Natures Way, Wired Magazine, PBS, Art.com, MTV, Sprint, Verizon, Bose, Samsung, Cisco, Gatorade, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, VMware, Charter Communications, Onlive, Fieldhouse Productions, OCMD Blog, Gunshop, Expression College, Clairmail, St. Helena Hospital, 23andMe, Chanel, She & Him, Fashion Star, 23andMe, Adobe, Starwood, IAMS, and Google.