Billy is right here šŸ‘‹

My name is Billy Wood (sometimes William on paper) and I am a San Francisco based motion designer. IĀ 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 Scotty & the Late Nights, 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.
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(Phone calls totally work too)

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Experience

Freelance Motion Designer

motion Graphics, VFX, Graphic Design, and branding
2016-Current

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 3DĀ animation skills by creating a custom pipeline with my producer and two other animators.

Rough House Editorial

Contract Motion Designer
September 2019-March 2019

Contracted to support the internal RH staff with motion graphics and VFX for their retainer clients.

Spillt Agency of Design

Motion Design Intern
March 2019-June 2019

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.

Zenman

Web and Motion Designer
2017-2019

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.

First Year Success

Web & print Designer
2016-2017

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.

MSUĀ Denver - Communication Design

BFA in Communication Design
2014-2017

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