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I am Jeff Coles Smith and Motionsmith is my design and sound development studio. I specialize in ideation and creation of 2D/3D motion graphic content, for mediums such as broadcast, online, outdoor and digital signage, for clientele in various industries. I’m a creative by nature, have a propensity for curiosit… Read More
I am Jeff Coles Smith and Motionsmith is my design and sound development studio. I specialize in ideation and creation of 2D/3D motion graphic content, for mediums such as broadcast, online, outdoor and digital signage, for clientele in various industries. I’m a creative by nature, have a propensity for curiosity, a tendency toward analysis, and have evolved throughout the years to understand the logical scope of projects. I believe this is one of the reasons why clients consider our collaborations so successful.

The other reason is simply, I bring their vision to life. I start every project by understanding why does this matter? And to who? Then all the things that matter to me as an artist take over. Sight. Sounds. Space. Pace. Flow. Imagery. Stories. Emotions. Intentions…The Feel: Educational. Informative. Humorous. Satirical. Ethereal. Whimsical. Obvious. It all matters. So I create matter for all of it.

I live in Rochester, NY with my wife, Luci, my son, Sebastian and my dog, Jebediah. Balance and inspiration comes from music daily, getting into the woods often, and unique experiences as time allows.

While I dig into local projects as often as possible, the majority of my work comes from out of town. I am accustomed to remote communication and collaboration. I am fortunate to have developed relationships with a network of talented creatives, that in collaboration can bring just about any audio visual design production need to life.


MY BACKGROUND

I’ve been breathing the digital media air since 2002. I spent the first decade as an interactive UI/UX designer, mostly pushing pixels around in Flash. After the iPad dropped and the lights went out on Flash, in what felt like the span of a day, I decided to shift my focus to motion graphics. I still love a good UI/UX design project, but much of my time these days has been devoted to After Effects.

In 2012, I left my position creating multimedia content within the event & trade show industry and took advantage of an opportunity to work as a freelancer on a distributed team developing explainer videos & book trailers. I have since worked with many clients on a range of exciting projects. Read Less
  • Owner, Director, Motion Graphic & Sound Designer
    MotionSmith Pictures & Sound — Rochester, NY, USA
  • Multimedia Designer
    RES Exhibit Services — Rochester, NY, USA
  • Sr. Interactive Designer
    Workinman Interactive — Rochester, NY, USA
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