GVDV

George Van Der Volgen

2D/3D Designer & Motionographer

2D / 3D Design & Illustration

  • Cinema 4D
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Maya
  • Photoshop
  • ZBrush

Animation, VFX, & Motion Design

After Effects

Cinema 4D

Red Giant

Trapcode

Newton

Video/Audio Production & Editing

  • After Effects
  • Adobe Audition
  • FL Studio Pro
  • Premiere Pro
  • Reason

UX and Information Design

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • WordPress
  • Symbology
  • Information Architecture

Photography & Videography

  • Drone / Aerial
  • Green Screen
  • HDR
  • HFPS
  • Stereoscopic
  • Time Lapse

Welcome!

I‘ve always had a burning curiosity about the world, and a passion for expressing myself uniquely through creative mediums. Music, film, science, architecture, even dead languages and robotics were among the many topics that interested me as kid.

Once when I was young, my family found me scrawling strange glyphs on the walls of our house with crayon. According to their accounts, they thought I’d been possessed, but in a turn for the interesting they discovered I was writing short sentences in ancient Egyptian and Nordic that I had learned from a titanic Merriam-Webster dictionary my Dad kept in his office.

Since it was the late 80’s, toys were arguably less safe. So, when my parents bought me a “toy” chemistry set it was sheer luck that I somehow survived childhood, or that anyone else survived my childhood for that matter!

That monolithic dictionary, among other things, quite possibly inspired me to be the well rounded individual I am today. I channel all that passion for knowledge into my work, while wielding it like a mad alchemist. And after studying how to creatively direct multimedia and UX design in Upstate New York, I moved to Colorado as a creative generalist and “swiss army knife”.

Since then, I have begun specializing in visual storytelling, animation, and creating motion and FX using video, graphics, and CGI. If you’re looking for someone who can: operate the equipment; edit, code, and design content; and ultimately understand and execute all of the social and creative logistics, then look no further! Whether I am leading or assisting, I am striving to fulfill the creative vision of exciting projects.

Past and Present Clients

 
Redefy
Imagen
ITT
Revision
Suncups
SpaMedica
MDSave
WCSL
Mbody
LASight
Kugler
JTRC
Youngstown
GWU
Collegis
COFPS

Career Vector

Lead Animator &
Motion Designer

Freelance Team / In The Telling, Inc.
Boulder, CO
May 2014 – February 2016

Summary: I deliver content for LTI certified courses (Blackboard, Pearson) at Columbia, Purdue, George Washington University, and others. My tireless efforts earned me freedom directing aspects of projects, and on occasion managing other team members.

Duties: 2.5D/3D animation and VFX; Character design and modeling/rigging/skinning; Symbology and information design; Graphic design, and illustration; Audio engineering; And finally lots of Love and QA.

Video Producer
Jr. UX Designer

Agency Affiliate / Relevant Lab
Louisville, CO
August 2013- August 2015

Summary: After hard work as an intern, I was entrusted with the junior creative direction and development of content for client-facing projects in a fast-paced agency environment. I maintained quality and branding consistency across multiple digital/analog marketing campaigns for a horde of national, regional, and local B2B and B2C companies.

Duties: I was responsible for deliverables including: on-site production and post for A/V; Motion design, animation and VFX; UX design and SEO utilizing WordPress / CMS systems and hand-coding HTML / CSS / JS; Graphic design, photography, and illustration; Typography, proofing, and a little copywriting for print and web.

Video Producer &
Project Manager

Client / Redefy Real Estate
Aurora, CO
September 2014 – June 2015

Summary: I successfully pitched my skills to bolster a new marketing and re-branding campaign. The project successfully illustrated the potential for huge customer savings, as well as the ability for Redefy to meet all of their realty needs.

Duties: I produced two animations that act as icebreakers to new customers, as well as training videos for new employees.

Video Producer &
Motion Designer

Pro Bono / The ASY Network
Colorado Springs, CO
September 2014 – February 2016

Summary: I assisted with the successful launch and development of a Colorado based entertainment network that airs on Roku.

Duties: Typically, my responsibilities included the design and production of video, VFX, and animations for broadcast.

Dual Degrees from Academia

 
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BA New Media Design

Minor / Focus: Multimedia / UX Design

Graduated 2012

 
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BA Music and Business

Minor / Focus: Audio Engineering

Graduated 2007