Duarte Elvas

Motion Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
My personal goal is to keep learning and growing as an artist. Working as a motion designer allows me to approach each new project with a fresh perspective and to stay creative.

Work Experience

Savannah College Of Art & Design

Photographer for Foundations Department

Photographic documentation of student work for archiving, demonstration and publication purposes.
July 2000 - August 2004 Georgia, United States


Motion Graphics and VFX

As a freelance worker I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of various exciting projects for a vast array of production companies including Produções Fictícias, Amatar Filmes and SP Televisão.
January 2005 - December 2011 Lisbon, Portugal

Iniziomedia Audiovisuais

Motion Graphics and VFX Coordinator

Creative management position that involves the distribution of tasks through a timeline and assignment of these to a team of artists. Responsible for supervising the execution of the work from concept to approval. Duties also entailed the creation of efficient solutions, scheduling and budgeting for all projects that involve the department.
Iniziomedia produces television content for all national broadcast and major cable networks.
August 2006 - November 2011 Lisbon, Portugal

Center For Disease Control And Prevention

Film Director

Directed a short documentary as part of the Chromizone project for the CDC that promotes awareness of the obesity epidemic.
January 2012 - March 2012 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

SP Televisão

Motion Graphics and VFX

Main Title design, digital compositing and digital clean-up for several productions.
March 2010 - Present Lisbon, Portugal


Motion Designer

June 2013 - Present Chicago, Illinois, United States


Escola António Arroio

High School - Experimental General Arts

September 1995 - June 1998 Lisbon, Portugal

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film and Television

March 1999 - March 2003 Savannah, Georgia, United States

Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Master of Fine Arts - Motion Media Design

January 2012 - Present Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Portuguese (Native),
English (Fluent),
Spanish (Advanced),
French (Conversational),


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Far from Home - Best of Show


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Out to Launch - Motion Media Best of Show


Savannah College Of Art And Design (SCAD)

Out to Launch - Motion Media Best of Show



Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, Encore, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere,