My name is Billy Wood (sometimes William on paper) and I am a San Francisco based motion designer. I am passionate about 2D and 3D motion graphics driven by great design and stylish animation. Recently I've been pouring my time into developing my 3D animation skills with cinema4D, Maya, and Houdini. My goal for 2022 is to completely step up my 3D skills and move into a primarily 3D animation role.
I used to play bass in , I make a latte every day, and I am obsessed with animation and VFX. I mean I am a literal encyclopedia of mograph and animation.
I'm always gathering cool references and collecting videos of great work. I'm a big fan of the SOM group as well and I'm always trying to level up the artists around me. If you make cool work, I've probably saved it and gushed about it with my coworkers. I've got my own segment at the end of our weekly meeting where I link out all the cool things I've seen and we chat about what we like and what we want to get better at
If you're thinking about what it might be like to sit next to me for 40+ hours a week, let's hop on a Zoom call and chat.
(Phone calls totally work too)
I am part of the gUP Multimedia team responsible for supporting many of Google's internal projects include any 2D and 3D product walkthroughs, explainer videos, and gif animations. Accenture contracts me out to Google as a member of Accenture flex. Everything is NDA so if you want to hear more about it send me a message!
I freelance with multiple agencies and clients. Freelancing gives me the opportunity to explore the workflow of other agencies and helps expose me to a larger variety of clients and the fields they operate in. I have done work from small branding projects to contributing to a full animation pipeline. These days I tend to lean away from traditional print/graphic design and have poured my heart into motion design and 3D animation.
My current contract is giving me the opportunity to teach 3D (using blender!) and further develop my 3D animation skills by creating a custom pipeline with my producer and two other animators.
Contracted for 6 months to support the internal RH staff with motion graphics and VFX for their retainer clients.
Responsible for tasks to help keep the team and projects running smoothly including pitches, boards, and original assets for animation. I worked with a team of other motion designers and freelancers for day-to-day tasks and designs. Clients include: BOA, Toonami, ServPro, and Spectrum.
Responsible for designing large-scale Wordpress websites, google ads, printed case-studies, branding collateral, and other miscellaneous advertisement. The motion projects consist of explainer videos, interaction examples, animated ads, and billboards. This all culminates into 20 different clients with my Art Director and three Developers.
Responsible for the design and marketing promotion of 36 events per year for first year students at MSU Denver including printed marketing materials, handouts, email blasts, and website promotional material. Also responsible for updates and maintenance of the First Year Success Website.
Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communication Design | NASAD accredited Art and Design Program
Member - AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
Member - Future Leaders of Design
Graduated in May 2017