David Curtis

Freelance Motion Graphics / 3D Animation / VR / Projections

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I have nearly twenty years experience of working to a variety of design briefs in a business environment. This includes 2D and 3D motion graphics, touch-screen kiosks, web sites, Branding, bespoke interactive and multimedia CDROM presentations (showing my age here). I have also worked on-site over Europe at various corporate events, exhibitions and trade shows where I have seen my projects implemented in conjunction with stand and branding design, which has given me a first-hand view of how multimedia can be used to enhance and promote specific messages to a wide and varied target audience. I have been freelancing in London for 16 years.

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Skills

  • 2d/3d Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • 3D Creative
  • 3D Generalist
  • 3ds Max
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Explainer Videos
  • Projection Mapping
  • Virtual Reality
  • Animation Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Radley Yeldar

    Radley Yeldar

    • Design
  • 59 Productions

    59 Productions

    • Arts and Culture
  • T

    Twentyfirst Century Communications

    Work history

    Currently

    Jun 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I have been working in a freelance capacity with 59 Productions since 2016. This has enabled me to work on some amazing, high profile projects such as projecting on to the Washington Monument to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing ("Apollo 11: Go For the Moon") and creating a VR experience for the BBC to commemorate the First World War centenary ("Five Telegrams: Nothing to be Written").

    Currently

    Freelance animator

    Radley Yeldar

    Apr 2010
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I have worked on various projects with RY in a freelance capacity for several years

    2018

    Senior Motion Graphics Designer

    Freelance

    Oct 2003 - Jul 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Freelancing has allowed me to grow and develop as a designer and animator, and given me the opportunity to work with a varied group of agencies and brands across many sectors. It has also been invaluable for my pitching, budgeting and project management skills.

    2003

    Jan 2000 - Oct 2003
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I designed and authored CDROM and touch-screen presentations using Flash and Director, including projects for GSK, Motorola, Vodafone and Hilton Group. These projects took me to various events and live shows across Europe.

    Education

    1999

    BSc Multimedia

    Swansea Institute

    Sep 1996 - May 1999
    • Swansea, United Kingdom
    • ‘Multimedia’ was very much in it’s infancy when I started my degree at Swansea Institute. The course was extremely varied, ranging from 3D to coding to sound design, and prepared me for a career working with many forms of media in a design environment.

    Awards

    2019

    British Award: Best UK Experience

    Raindance Festival VRX Awards

    • Awarded to "Five Telegrams: Nothing to be Written". I was Lead Animator in a freelance capacity, working with 59 Productions

    2019

    Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

    Space Foundation

    • As the world celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing in the summer of 2019, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum (NASM) revolutionized the way the public could remember, honor, and share that life-changing moment. Partnered with 59 Productions, the NASM team brought the Apollo 11 mission launch, lunar landing, and splashdown to life, projecting them onto the side of the 555’ Washington Monument. Over several nights, thousands of people from around the world gathered on the Washington Mall in Washington, D.C., to take in the sights, sounds, and celebrations of this momentous human achievement. By celebrating Apollo 11 in such a unique manner, NASM not only recreated some of the “Apollo magic” for generations who didn’t have the opportunity to experience it first hand, but also inspired all those who witnessed the tribute about the promise of space explorations to come.

    2019

    The LMG Touring Award for Corporate Event Video Content:

    Knight of Illumination (US)

    • The LMG Touring Award for Corporate Event Video Content: 59 Productions for Apollo 50: Go for the Moon