Sheldon Drake

I have been a motion graphics artist since 1997, specializing in Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D.
While I am a capable designer for most projects, and I am skilled at helping you figure out what you need,
my real strength is working production for busy designers: you decide what you want and I go make it and bring it back.
I am also a painter, and a DJ and audio producer: I have a good eye and excellent rhythm.
I now live in Berlin, Germany, but telecommute with several clients in the US: you can be anywhere.

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Berlin, Germany
2009-2013
CentralVision: Fraunhofer/PYCO; HHI
Digitrick: animation for HOPE
Autokolor/Dreinull: Miele IFA display
Games Academy: instructor in After Effects
Vanderpool Films: US Department of Defense/LabTV, NDEP logo animation,
AAAAARWDC logo animation, Maryland YMCA
Protect Yourself 1: Creative Director
AAAAA3D character design and animation, music supervision, HIV Awareness PSA
AAAAADesigner and production supervisor, Safe2Live.org website
AAAAADVD authoring; print campaigns
Dante Tomaselli's "Torture Chamber", feature film: titles
Shambhu and the True Love Hearts: “I Want More” music video
"Paris/Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno": graphics and print campaign for documentary
Take One: logo animation; Booz-Allen Cybersecurity; Special Olympics: logo animation
"Turning Mind", full-length music video for Tube
Adamski: promo video for Neo-Waltz project
Vallaster Enterprises: logo treatment
Liquid Sky Berlin/Rotten Cat: Just Music
Xiu: graphics for Total Energy
"Return of the Moonwalker": film titles
Render Perfect: MDGoForIt.org
Sandpiper: Pantene
US Tax Group: 4 commercials
Brooklyn Food Conference: title sequence

private instructor in After Effects (since 2000)
Various: Techno DJ; resident, Liquid Sky Berlin

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
2008-2009
Villa Julie College, MICA: Instructor in After Effects
Vanderpool Films: US Department of Defense/LabTV
ICS Learning Group: ASHP (3D animations)
Planit: Wall Street Institute
Blue Omega Entertainment: animatics
Jarrow Pharmaceuticals: 4 TV ads
MER Productions: 2 hours of original music for DVDs, authored 2 DVDs
VIVA: Avaya, Raxco, DEMC
Take One: Special Olympics

2007
Take One: Special Olympics "Polar Bear Diaries" (3D animations)
2008 Telly Award
Vanderpool Films: US Department of Defense
ICS: ASHP (3D animations)

Planit: Wall Street Institute
Berlin Productions: Heineken
Devine Mulvey: authored portfolio DVD
Villa Julie College: instructor in After Effects
Eye Candy: Channel One/Roots Special
Club 1722: variants on TV ad

2006
Vanderpool Films: MWM teaching system/Department of Defense
Retirement Living Network: senior graphic artist
Villa Julie College: instructor in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress
CUNY/York College (NYC): instructor in After Effects
New York University: instructor in advanced After Effects
"Swarm of the Snakehead": indie film: 26 effects shots
ICS Learning Group: CIS Kiosk animations, storyboards
Howard Community College: instructor in After Effects
Render Perfect: showreel titles, Kennedy-Kreiger Institute
Club 1722: 30-sec TV spot
Composit: motion graphics
Sonic Training: freelance instructor

2005
Bettie Serveert (Palomine/MintyFresh): "You've Changed"
AAAgraphics for music video (director Erik Bryan Slavin)
MER Productions: "Protect Yourself"
AAAgraphics, effects, and additional editing for music video
CCBC Catonsville: Instructor, Portfolio Class
Berlin Productions: 2005 Reel, Tassimo (Kraft)
Arados Media: Primus Telecom

New York City
1995-2005
Various... Experimental/Ambient/Psychedelic DJ: 650+ sets
including four years hosting Undercity

2004
Berlin Productions: Dun & Bradstreet, Martindale-Hubbell
Sandpiper: Advil
PPV Networks: megagraphics, station IDs
Seven Ten Split (short film) opening titles; part of RIPfest 2004
Khanate (Southern Lord) 3D animation for music video for song "dead"

2003
Stitch: MTV Networks: NCTA Show open
Verb Media: Showtime Summer Reel, SAP annual convention megagraphics
Sandpiper: Viagra, Centrum
Curious Pictures: Barbie, Target

2002
Cooper Union, Continuing Education
Instructor in Photoshop and Illustrator

2000-02
Motion Graphics: freelance clients include
HBO
WNET Channel 13
Curious Pictures: AT&T, Showtime, Port Authority of Singapore, MAC Cosmetics
Optic Nerve: TLC lead for 16 upfronts
Homestead Editorial: SmartBeep, Jaguar Motorcars
Berlin Productions: Bear Wagner
McCartney Productions: Wingspan
33 1/3
Big Pink: Oil of Olay
Food Network

2001
"HORROR", film by Dante Tomaselli
Designed and produced titles

Motion Graphics: freelance clients include
Curious Pictures: AT&T, Showtime, Port Authority of Singapore, MAC Cosmetics, HBO
Homestead Editorial: SmartBeep, Jaguar Motorcars

1999-2000
sputnik7.com (staff)
interstitials/IDs for streaming-video website
Winners of 1999 New Media InVison Award for Best Streaming Site
Finalists in South By Southwest for Best Site

1999
Live Music Channel
all graphics for startup music-channel

Motion Graphics: freelance clients include
AT&T International, NYS Lotto, MUDD Jeans, Berlin Productions

Slover & Company
Nordstrom fashion industrial

1998-1999
Full Circle Post
Video Graphics
Clients included Disney, ABC News-20/20, Bacardi Rum,
WNET, Hispanic Heritage Awards
For Top Hat/Columbia Pictures 75th Anniversary show (HDTV)
I morphed 6 of the Columbia torchladies together for the opening titles.

Motion Graphics: freelance clients include
Spark Design, Gloria’s Place, Ruby Red, Berlin Productions,
Galan Communications

1998
"Vanish" portfolio piece completed
Selected as first piece for Adobe’s 1998 Motion Graphics reel.
Premiered at 1998 NAB Show, Las Vegas

"Desecration", film by Dante Tomaselli
Designed and produced titles

Maureen O’Conner exhibition
Produced all 3D elements for interactive gallery exhibition
reviewed July ‘98 Art BYTES magazine

Various
Large site-specific murals for several parties, including The Tunnel (NYC),
Plasmodium, Submerge

1997
B. Little
Packard Bell promotional CD-ROM: After Effects production
1998 PMA Super Reggie award winner, and two gold medals

Red Hot/Funny Garbage
3D elements for DJ Soulslinger video "Chega de Saudade", aired MTV

1996-97
Momentum Electronic Publishing
Animation for CD-ROMs, After Effects production
Clients included Chase Manhattan Bank and Kaplan (SAT courses)

Freelance: clients include Sony, Young & Rubicam, and Media Circus

1996
Recording member of Dead Voices on Air
released live album "Drug Test" on Invisible Records

1995
Rev Entertainment
Lead Animator and Production Coordinator for Lyrics sections of
Michael Jackson four-disc CD+ project
Clients also included MTV Unplugged and Atlantic/Spew+

Sony Music Entertainment CD+ department
Retouching and Animation. Interface Design
Artists include Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Mariah Carey
James Taylor, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Toad the Wet Sprocket

1994
Astralwerks (Caroline Records)
All print advertising design for ambient/dance label

1993-95
Gerard McKeon Communications / GMK
High-end color house, studio, and service bureau
All aspects of image processing, retouching, layout /production, and design
Clients include The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History,
Reader’s Digest Books, J.P. Morgan Bank, Lladro Porcelain,
HMV Record Stores, National Times, New York Graphics Society,
NYC Mayor’s Office

Pre-digital:
1993
Susan Holland and Company (Designer/caterer) Props and Decoration
Clients include Radio City Music Hall (Prince, Bette Midler),
Metropolitan Museum, Lifetime Television, Lincoln Center (Demand Performance),
Entertainment Weekly, Jubilaeum Vodka

Walter Goodman Cabinetry Apprentice to high-end cabinetmaker

Our Town Concepts and illustrations for weekly newspaper. Four covers

1992
QW Magazine, NYC Thirty illustrations for national weekly

1989-92
Gargoyle Mechanique Laboratory
Technical Advisor for Experimental Multi-media Theater

1988...
Freelance/Various
Design, Illustration, Display Production, and Fabrication.
Pepsi-Cola, Comedy Central, Merrill Lynch, Yasuda Mutual, Fruit-of-the-Loom
(partial list)

1987-93
Marcy Blum and Associates; leading Special Events Planner, author of "Weddings for DUMMIES"
Art Assistant. Design and production, fabrication and decoration

1986
The Travellers Companies
Commission of fifteen large paintings

1982
Apprenticed to Steve Tobin, hot glass artist

Education:
1989
The Cooper Union New York City
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Painting. Studio Photography, Calligraphy, Design
Studied under Louise Fishman, Vito Acconci, Dore Ashton, Norman Sanders, Jack Barth, Robert Storr, Patricia Colville, Don Kunz

1980-82
Sierra Nevada College Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Painting, Design and Healing

1977-80
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia

DJ - Computer Graphics - Paintings - Miscellaneous