Joe Gast

Seattle, WA, USA
I combine crisp, clean, vector graphics built in Illustrator with simple motion created in After Effects. With an occasional dash of Cinema 4d in the mix, I deliver playful, engaging video content for you and your clients. - Joe Gast

Work Experience

Joe Gast

Animator | Motion Designer

It’s simple. You have a terrific script. You share it with me, and with your input, I develop the look of your video. The palette, the characters, that sort of thing. Once approved, I turn your terrific script into a storyboard. After review and changes, I animate based on the board. It’s that simple.

Already have an animator, but no artwork? I can build your assets for you, ready for your animator to use.

Already have artwork, but no animator? I can animate using your artwork.
January 2014 - Present Washington, United States

VMG Studio 520

Motion and graphic designer

Designed and created motion graphics for video deliverables. Developed concept imagery, including style frames and storyboards. Participated in brainstorming sessions to share design perspectives and ideas. Ensured compliance with brand guidelines and design standards (familiar with Microsoft Corporation brand guidelines).

(I have work from my position at VMG Studio 520 that I am not allowed to exhibit here, but will share a Dropbox link per request.)
Bellevue, Washington, United States

Joe Gast

Freelance illustrator and graphic designer

Created content for the advertising, design and publishing industries. Clients included JWT | New York, Marshall Fields, The National Arthritis Foundation and Pentagram Design.

A contributor to The Washington Post Book World for ten years, other publishing industry clients included Reader’s Digest, Sierra Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal.

Teamed with Hasbro and Barnes & Noble to develop illustrations and three-dimensional game pieces for Trivial Pursuit, the Book Lover’s Edition.
Seattle, Washington, United States


Ohio University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Graduated cum laude from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Majored in graphic design.
Athens, Ohio, United States


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D,