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 typography. Recently I've been pouring my time into developing my 3D animation skills with cinema4D and Houdini.
I play bass in , I make a latte ever day, and I am obsessed with animation and VFX. Before the pandemic, I would go to the Alamo Drafthouse to see a movie every week. Literally every week. I can't wait for that to pick up again.
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 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 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