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Dakota Hopkins

Motion Designer / Compositor

Saint Louis, MO, USA
314.799.0848
Education
Sarasota, FL, USA
Aug 2011Present
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Design
Current junior Motion Design student at Ringling College of Art + Design. President's List, 2012–2014.
Work Experience
New York, NY, USA
May 2014Aug 2014
Animator/Designer Intern
Motion Designer Intern creating on-air motion graphics and design for the Brand Creative Group at TV Land.
Atlanta, GA, USA
May 2013Aug 2013
Motion Media Design Intern
Aided this growing studio in a variety of critical client projects. Creatively oversaw, designed, and animated 2D & 3D on-air broadcast spots for Nickelodon and in-house projects using Maxon Cinema 4D and After Effects. Composited visual design elements and animation into final sequences in After Effects to embrace clients’ messaging under tight deadlines.
Sarasota, FL, USA
Nov 2013Present
Motion Designer for President's Office
Created multimedia print designs, animated works, and VFX composites using After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Nuke for Ringling Public Relations and in-house promotion over numerous projects as a freelance Motion Designer for the Ringling College Office of the President.
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Jun 2011Present
Digital Artist & Retoucher
Digitally manipulated, color corrected, and composited final imagery for this well-established commercial photography studio in 100+ client projects in both print and digital mediums using Adobe Photoshop, Capture One, and Media Pro. Successfully communicated client objectives through striking imagery created in a team environment under deadline.
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Jul 2010Present
Web Designer / Developer
Built and maintained entire website and backend systems for this creative representative agency using PHP, WordPress, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Managed web servers per client needs in creating a digital brand for this agency. Created dynamic email marketing campaigns sent to thousands of creative professionals and advertising agencies worldwide.
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Jun 2009Present
Photographer Assistant & Digital Technician
Assisted lead photographer in on-location and in-house production process of commercial photography for countless client projects. Set up camera systems, built set lighting, and managed all image acquisition and processing from on-set to digital asset management using Capture One and Media Pro.
Saint Louis, MO, USA
May 2012Jul 2012
Freelance Designer & Developer
Various client work in design, image manipulation, and email marketing design and development.
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Jun 2012Jul 2012
Photographer Assistant
Photo Assistant on various jobs at various times as a photographer assistant and digital technician.
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Jun 2007Jun 2009
Archival Specialist
Digital asset management and digital pipeline management for media production and archival of all this studio's assets.
Skills
Proficient: Adobe Creative Suite (After Effects, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere, Audition, InDesign, Acrobat), Maxon Cinema 4D, The Foundry NukeX, Capture One, Media Pro, HTML, CSS, Mac OS X, UNIX.
Working Knowledge: V-Ray Renderer, DragonFrame, RED Scarlet, RED Cine-X, The Foundry Hiero, Java, JavaScript, Python, PHP, Microsoft Windows OS.
Basic: Autodesk Maya, ZBrush, Mudbox, Luxology Modo, The Foundry Mari, RealFlow, DaVinci Resolve, Logic Pro.