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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
GA, USA
Jul 2000Aug 2004
Photographer for Foundations Department
Photographic documentation of student work for archiving, demonstration and publication purposes.
Lisbon, Portugal
Jan 2005Dec 2011
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.
Lisbon, Portugal
Aug 2006Nov 2011
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.
Atlanta, GA, USA
Jan 2012Mar 2012
Film Director
Directed a short documentary as part of the Chromizone project for the CDC that promotes awareness of the obesity epidemic.
Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 2010Present
Motion Graphics and VFX
Main Title design, digital compositing and digital clean-up for several productions.
Chicago, IL, USA
Jun 2013Present
Motion Designer
Education
Lisbon, Portugal
Sep 1995Jun 1998
High School - Experimental General Arts
Savannah, GA, USA
Mar 1999Mar 2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film and Television
Atlanta, GA, USA
Jan 2012Present
Master of Fine Arts - Motion Media Design
Languages
 
Portuguese (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Advanced), French (Conversational)
Skills
 
Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, Cinema 4D, Encore, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere
Awards
2001
Far from Home - Best of Show
2012
Out to Launch - Motion Media Best of Show
2013
Out to Launch - Motion Media Best of Show