I'm a freelance motion graphics director based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I create impactful visual narratives - and sometimes just cool-looking eye-candy - in film, video and new media.
Story, concept and rhythm define the construct. Art, imagery, footage, typography and message are the key ingredients. After Effects is my default (but not my only) toolset. Mixing animation with live-action, analog, and handcrafted techniques is my passion.  
EMPLOYMENT
2018 to Present – Contract Motion Designer at Adobe Studio
2012 to 2015 – Duarte – Motion Graphics Director
1999 to Present – Freelance / Steve O Creative – Designer/Director/Animator
2008 – Obama for America, HQ – Motion Graphics Director

PARTIAL CLIENT/END-CLIENT LIST
Adobe
ADP
Attik
Avenue A – Razorfish
Bonfire Labs / Phoenix Editorial
Burning Man, LLC / Black Rock Solar
CBSInteractive
Cisco
Coca Cola
Core Studio
Hewlett Packard
Digital Kitchen
Disney
Eminem (Artist)
Emotion Studios
Godfrey Q and Partners
Goodby Silverstein
Guerilla News Network
IDEO
Intel
J. Walter Thompson
Kenwood
L-inc Design
Lil Wayne (Artist)
MAD Design
Mastercard Foundation
Mekanism
Microsoft
Motorola
Nike
Nintendo
Nvidia
Oracle
Obama For America –  2008 Chicago HQ
The Prince’s Rainforest Project
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Singularity Is Near (Film)
Sun Microsystems
Sony Playstation
Usher (Artist)
Visa
Weber Shandwick
The Who
WIRED
XLR8R Magazine


PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Broadcast Advertising
Internet Advertising
Concert Visuals
Corporate Films
Film Titling & Trailers
Presentations & Keynotes
Documentaries
PSA’s
Political Campaigns
UX Demos & App Previews
Broadcast Graphics
Music Videos
Product Launches / Tutorials
Infographics[end_columns]

EDUCATION
BFA Graphic Design, California College of Arts 2000

SOFTWARE EXPERTISE
Superhuman: After Effects and a wide range of 2D and 3D plug-ins including Element 3D
Expert: Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema 4D
Moderate: Premier, Cinema 4D, Sketchup, Lightroom

AWARDS
Cannes Lion Titanium – (Obama New Media Team) – 2009
Cannes Integrated Grand Prix – (Obama New Media Team) – 2009
Most Innovative Company of 2008 (Obama New Media Team) – Fast Company – 2009
Best Documentary – SilverLake Film Festival, American Drug War, 2007
Cinequest Film Festival – Best Feature Doc., American Blackout, 2006
Sundance Film Festival – Special Jury Prize, American Blackout, 2006
MTV Breakthrough Video of the Year, Nominee – Eminem Mosh, 2005
Music DVD Awards – The Who, Quadrephenia, 2006
Portfolios.com – Eminem Mosh Video, Gold 2005
Portfolios.com – Revolver Trailer, Gold 2005
MTV Europe Top 100 – Eminem Mosh 2004
Golden Trailer Awards – Revolver Trailer, 2004

CONTACT
Steve Ogden
steveo {*} steveo.tv
415.816.3399
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