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Elizabeth Starkey

Freelance Digital Art Director, Designer, Videographer, and Artist

New York, NY, USA
I am an award winning New York based digital artist, art director, designer, and videographer available for freelance work in design, film and video, motion graphics and animation, mixed media, and illustration. I'm always open to new opportunities.

With ten years of versatile experience as a multi-talented creative professional, I am a perfect resource for any endeavor, easily adaptable and capable of wearing many hats in the creative process. I'm a strong collaborator who enhances visual and narrative projects with personality, spirit, character, and humor. My clients have included NBCUniversal, Viacom, The Dr. Oz Show, Gawker Media, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Rocketdog NYC, Food Network, HGTV, and DIY Network, among many others.

In addition to freelancing, I'm currently co-developing and writing an independent sitcom pilot (which is currently a finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest), writing and illustrating a children's book, making comics, would love to direct your next music video, and always have other projects in the works. Please reach out if you're interested in working together.

Work Experience

Freelance

Freelance Digital Art Director, Designer, Videographer, and Artist

• Provide original creative solutions as a multi-talented digital artist and designer, creative specialist, and video professional with extensive experience producing projects through various media including graphic and web design, video, illustration, and animation
• Lead and collaborate upon diverse design projects encompassing responsive web design, branding and logos, social media, infographics, illustration, mobile apps, ad units, interactive and user experience design, motion design and animation, and photo retouching
• Execute multifaceted video projects from conception to completion with experience directing, producing, writing, and editing award-winning video shorts and music videos, including stop-motion animation and motion graphics
• Propel visual and narrative creative with personality, spirit, character, and humor
• Fulfill versatile creative needs of notable clients including NBCUniversal, Viacom, The Dr. Oz Show, Condé Nast, Food Network, Gawker Media, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Rocketdog NYC
January 2004 - Present New York, United States

The Doctor Oz Show

Freelance Digital Art Director and Designer

• Maintain creative momentum for ongoing projects and assume creative lead for new endeavors while serving as interim Creative Director for the digital team
• Strengthen the responsive design and user experience of the DoctorOz.com Recipes section through enhanced layouts, features, and capabilities
• Augment digital franchises with clever visual content, printable companion guides and worksheets, promos, and design for interactive social media experiences
• Expand the rebranding and responsive redesign efforts of Sharecare’s DailyStrength site, currently in progress, by contributing wireframes and visual compositions
• Support ongoing digital creative needs for both Doctor Oz and Sharecare with stimulating infographics, social media design, ad units, photo retouching, video graphics, and on-air creative
April 2015 - May 2016 New York, United States

NBC Universal

Digital Designer

• Enhanced Bravo’s digital experience by creating engaging visual content for network website, mobile apps, and social media
• Met clients’ expectations and network needs by delivering co-branded creative, including microsites, content sponsorships, and ad units
• Improved and modernized Bravo’s digital products by actively participating in responsive site redesign and adapting to expanding creative requirements for emerging media
• Supported Bravo as innovative and modern entertainment brand by contributing design and animation elements for cutting-edge Emmy and Webby-winning digital initiatives
• Augmented digital video exclusives and on-air spots by executing motion graphics, creating visual comps, and shooting video featuring network talent and events
• Ensured consistent digital, on-air, and marketing design aesthetics by collaborating across departments
December 2010 - March 2015 New York, United States

Upright Citizens Brigade

Director and Director of Photography

• Strengthened web presence and content of UCB Comedy by contributing to original sketch comedy videos as director and DP, pitching ideas for sketch content, contributing to and collaborating on scripts, preparing storyboards, and providing constructive and supportive input during entire production process, from writing through editing
• Supported branding, creative, and promotional efforts by undertaking additional design and social media needs
December 2011 - December 2013 New York, United States

Gawker Media

Freelance Digital Designer

• Enhanced Gawker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and other brand blogs with eye-catching and original advertising content including ads, branded interactive media, video, and motion graphics
• Supported efficient multimedia design by developing reusable templates for animated and interactive units
• Visually emphasized Gawker’s personality through conceptualizing inventive layouts for branded sites
• Augmented sales proposals by brainstorming and executing potential advertising creative for clients
March 2010 - December 2010 New York, United States

Rocketdog Nyc

Freelance Digital Artist and Designer

• Contributed to numerous successful branding, marketing, and advertising campaigns through playful motion graphics, stimulating and imaginative brand and event videos, innovative stop- motion animation, interactive banner ads, graphic design, and engaging Flash animation for clients such as Henri Bendel, iHome, the Children’s Place, Publicolor, Mobi Munch, Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services, and Tourism Authority of Thailand
March 2010 - December 2010 New York, United States

Clear Channel Radio

Digital Producer and Designer

• Expanded and strengthened digital endeavors for Clear Channel’s local New York stations’ websites and partner sites by designing engaging banner ads, promotional pages and microsites, rich media overlays, site roadblocks, interactive content, video, and other multimedia elements
• Satisfied clients’ needs by collaborating with sales team to effectively design and integrate sponsored content and develop creative custom proposals
October 2008 - January 2010 New York, United States

Hannon Hill

Video and Multimedia Producer

• Promoted brand awareness by producing marketing videos and podcasts, creating graphic design elements and motion graphics, documenting brand events and presentations, and contributing to social media efforts
• Enhanced clients’ understanding of products by directing and editing training videos and creating appealing and informative Flash animations
September 2006 - September 2008 Georgia, United States

Whole World Theatre

Audio, Lighting, and Camera Technician

• Produced quality, live theatre experiences for patrons by directing audio, video, and lights and working closely with directors, actors, and crew
February 2007 - September 2008 Georgia, United States

Atlanta College Of Art

Equipment Cage Manager and Video Department Monitor

• Supported video department staff by providing supplemental training and guidance to students on proper use of professional video cameras, lights, and other AV equipment, coaching students with software including Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Logic, and ProTools, and assisting instructors with classroom video and audio requirements
• Promoted students’ productivity and ensured equipment accountability by maintaining video and audio gear, overseeing repairs, and managing check-out logs
January 2004 - May 2006 Georgia, United States

Partizan

Music Video Production Intern

• Provided hands-on support by embracing music video pre-production, camera, and casting responsibilities while gaining on-set experience with notable producers and directors
June 2005 - September 2005 California, United States

Education

Atlanta College Of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film and Video

• Summa cum laude, GPA: 3.8097
• Numerous scholarships and student awards
• Artist residency at the Experimental Television Center
September 2002 - May 2006 Georgia, United States

Awards

Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences

Interactive Emmy (contributed), various awards 2013-2016

2013

Webby Awards

Webby Award (contributed), various awards 2013-2016

2013

Paper Magazine & Jack Spade

Paper Magazine & Jack Spade Un-Hollywood Digital Film Contest

2008

Atlanta College Of Art

Student Artist Book Competition, Rich Foundation Merit Scholarship, Nannie Boyd graduating senior award, various juried screening awards, etc.

2006

Skills

After Effects, Animation, Art, Art Direction, Audio, Cinematography, Comedy, Creative Direction, Design, Digital Art, Digital Illustration, Digital Media, Digital Photography, Dreamweaver, Editing, Film, Film Production, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Graphic Design, Graphics, HTML, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Interactive Design, Lighting, Logic Pro, Mixed Media, Motion Graphics , Multimedia, Music Video Production, Music Videos, New Media, Photoshop, Post Production, Pro Tools, Retouching, Screenwriting, Short Films, Sketch Comedy, Social Media, Stop Motion, Storyboarding, Television, Video, Video Direction, Video Editing, Web Design, Writing,

Professional Development

• 92Y School of the Arts: Fine Arts, 2014 – Present
• NBCUniversal In Development: A Cable Entertainment Mentor Program, 2014 – 2015
• The Peoples Improv Theater: Professional Writing, 2013 – Present
• Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2012 – Present
• Magnet Theater: Sketch and Improv, 2010 – Present
• The Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center: Advanced Study Writing, Sketch, Improv, Character Development, Career Development, 2009 – Present
• Television writing workshops including sessions with staff of Saturday Night Live, How I Met Your Mother, Monty Python, Tonight Show, Daily Show, Late Show, and more, 2007 – Present
• Whole World Theatre: Improv, 2007 – 2008
• Dad’s Garage Theatre: Improv, 2007 – 2008

Recognition

• Contributed to projects honored with Interactive Emmys, Webbys, Telly Awards, CableFAX Awards, PromaxBDA Awards, etc.
• Screenings of film and video work at national film festivals, venues, and on television
• Prizes, honors, and scholarships include the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest (current finalist), Paper Magazine & Jack Spade Un-Hollywood Digital Film Contest, Student Artist Book Competition, Rich Foundation Merit Scholarship, Nannie Boyd graduating senior award, various juried screening awards, Writing Center Scholarship, and Florida Bright Futures academic scholarship
• Articles about work have appeared in publications including Paper Magazine, SPIN Magazine, Performer Magazine, ARTnews, and Toronto Star