Kirstin Smith

Motion Designer & Illustrator

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

Hi, my name is Kirstin. I’m a motion designer and illustrator. I’m driven by my belief that visual storytelling is a powerful tool and can be used to generate positive change. I also believe that it is important to make mistakes, be nice, and love what you do.

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Skills

  • 2D Animation
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Video Editiing
  • Motion Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Art Direciton
  • Script Writing
  • After Effects

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Nice and Serious

    Nice and Serious

    • Design
  • S

    Self Employed

    • B

      Business News Network (BNN)

      Work history

      Currently

      Motion Designer & Illustrator

      Self Employed

      Aug 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • As a freelancer I work with a variety of clients and creative from concept to final delivery.

      2017

      Motion Graphics Designer

      Nice and Serious

      Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working alongside producers, video editors, and creative directors my role includes concepting, storyboarding, styleframes, illustration, asset generation for video/motion graphics, and animation in After Effects.

      2016

      Motion Graphics Designer

      Self Employed

      Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
      • Vancouver, Canada
      • Freelance
      • As a freelancer I work with different clients and motion studios at various stages during projects from concept to final delivery.

      2014

      Junior Web Producer

      Business News Network (BNN)

      Aug 2013 - May 2014
      • Toronto, Canada
      • Full Time
      • Worked in a fast paced newsroom editing BNN footage for use on the website after live broadcast. Trained several web editors on Avid NewsCutter and BNN’s web content management system.

      Education

      2015

      Digital Design Diploma

      Vancouver Film School

      Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
      • Vancouver, Canada
      • Focus in Motion Graphics that included storyboarding, script writing, 2D and 3D animation, character animation, cell animation, and post-production. Completed courses in project management, business law, and ethics of design. Worked to build and refine a graduate project with input from an industry mentor.

      2011

      Film and Media Production

      Humber College

      Sep 2009 - Jan 2011
      • Toronto, Canada
      • Studied the fundamentals in all areas of film production including film theory, pre-production, cinematography, lighting, sound design, and post-production. Specialized in editing and post-production with a focus on documentary film.

      Awards

      2015

      Motion Graphic Design Finalist

      Adobe Design Achievement Awards

      • Motion Graphic Design Finalist Project: Form: An Art History Lecture Series

      2015

      Social Impact Design Winner

      Adobe Design Achievement Awards

      • Social Impact Design Winner Project: Canuck Place. Small but Mighty