Niles Visual Communication
I take pride in my work and my ability to deliver quality results on schedule. I’m capable of working in a wide range of styles and I’m always looking for new challenges. I’m a team player with lots of independent initiative. Samples of my work can be seen at: nickniles.com
|Experience||2008-Present: Tag: Worldwide ART DIRECTOR / MOTIONOGRAPHER|
The international advertising production agency, Tag, has contracted me consistently over the last 4 years to create engaging, informative and high- impact films for giant corporations such as Coca-Cola, Hilton Hotels, Sony, Unilever and Thomson Reuters. I’ve led all aspects of production from concepting, design and music composition to 2D and 3D animation.
WEB DESIGNER AND DEVELOPER
Gigantic, located on Broadway in downtown NYC, comprises a film production company, a record label and a music studio. I designed and built promotional web sites for upcoming releases, developing Flash- and database-driven experiences, including a video player which cued film clips based on random questions typed by the user.
2000-2001: Sony Music
Before the internet bubble popped, I had the pleasure to work for an exciting startup - a division of Sony Music - in the heart of the SOMA district of San Francisco. I was chiefly responsible for concepting, designing, animating and developing engaging Flash games and applications, integrating front-end design with ActionScript and PHP.
FLASH PRODUCTION ARTIST
At this pioneer music-recommendation startup in Silicon Valley, I came on board as a Flash production specialist, converting highly-detailed Photoshop comps into functioning vector-based applications.
1999: Cue & A Productions
At this small design and production shop outside NYC, I took the lead on a variety of projects, including promotional videos, interactive CD-Roms, web sites and packaging materials.
1998: MSNBC Online
When this huge cable network was brand new, I worked with the head of the online department to create time-sensitive banner ads for upcoming broadcasts.
1997-Present: Freelance Multidisciplinary Designer
For over 12 years I have maintained a wide array of clients for web, print and moving
image solutions. Projects have spanned the range of budgets and media: from album covers and posters to web sites, interactive applications and live-action and animated videos from concept to broadcast.
Columbia University - New York City, USA MFA, Film Directing
Parsons School of Design - New York City, USA MFA Candidate, Design & Technology
Boston College - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA BA, English; BA, Studio Art
|Speciality||I'm a generalist, with skills encompassing art direction, brand identity, graphic design, 2D and 3D animation, HTML5 and Flash production, video animating and music composition. I have worked on teams both large and small and acted as a virtual one-stop-shop for companies shaping their visual image.|
Canon 5D Mark II
|Abobe Creative Suite|
I’ve known Photoshop since version 1.0 and consider myself an expert user. Since then, I’ve gained proficiency in AfterEffects, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver and InDesign.
In addition to being able to build applications in Actionscript 3.0, I’m comfortable with XHTML & CSS implementations. I have developed applications with XML, PHP and MySQL.
I began using Cinema 4D in earnest in early 2010 and it’s become one of my new obsessions. I’m day by day more facile with its vast toolset and have begun implementing it in a variety of motion graphics solutions.
Final Cut Pro Studio
I have been editing video on Final Cut for 10 years and authoring DVD’s with Compressor and Studio Pro since they were released.
Music & Audio:
I compose, record and edit music and audio with the help mainly of Reason and Cubase.
Submitted by Nick Niles on Jul 26, 2011
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