John Blake

Motion Designer & Editor

Sacramento, CA, USA

Work Experience

NRG Esports & San Francisco Shock

Creative Director

• Serve as creative director for all social media content, video content, print collateral, and merchandise. Develop overall look and
brand identity for NRG Esports & the San Francisco Shock.
• Lead graphic designer, motion designer, and editor.
• Create graphic & motion design templates for creatives and social media staff to use for common design tasks.
• Develop and maintain a shared online storage solution for all team members, providing our sales, creative, and social media
staff with the best in-house content available.
January 2018 - Present California, United States

Sacramento Kings

Senior Motion Designer & Editor

• Served as lead motion designer for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center. Projects included arena graphics, commercials, social media content, gameday opens, motion design templates, and more.
• Coordinated digital signage for the Sacramento Kings arena board show and all other Golden 1 Center events (ribbon animations, stat layouts, sponsored content, IPTV, and more).
• Oversaw up to five CG contractors in the control room on event days to ensure all digital signage content ran smoothly.
• Worked closely with creative team members and outside departments to meet project goals.
July 2016 - January 2018 California, United States

Sacramento Kings

Motion Designer

• Served as lead motion designer for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center. Projects included arena graphics, commercials, social media content, gameday opens, motion design templates, and more.
• Worked closely with creative team members and outside departments to meet project goals.
October 2014 - January 2018 California, United States

ABC10, KXTV

Creative Multimedia Producer

• Produced commercials for ABC10’s sales clients and promos for ABC10’s media platforms. Creative roles included writing, shooting, editing, graphic design, and motion design.
• Worked with clients to discuss creative concepts and marketing strategies.
October 2013 - October 2014 California, United States

FOX40, KTXL

Promotions Producer

• Produced commercials for FOX40’s sales clients and promos for FOX40’s media platforms. Creative roles included writing, shooting, editing, graphic design, and motion design.
May 2012 - October 2013 California, United States

FOX40, KTXL

On-Air Director

• Directed live newscasts, managed studios, and collaborated with team members to improve the production value of FOX40 News.
March 2011 - May 2012 California, United States

FOX40, KTXL

Assistant Director

• Assisted directors and producers in the control room during live newscasts. Trained new production assistants.
May 2010 - March 2011 California, United States

FOX40, KTXL

Production Assistant

• Edited video packages and designed graphics for newscasts. Trained co-workers on Final Cut Pro 7 and Photoshop CS5.
August 2008 - May 2010 California, United States

Evil Geniuses

Multimedia Designer/Editor

• Produced web videos, graphics, and animations for the professional gaming organization Evil Geniuses.
July 2008 - May 2009 California, United States

Education

Sacramento City College

A.A. in Liberal Arts

October 2006 - December 2008 Sacramento, California, United States

Skills

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

Technical Skills

• Experienced with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D.
• Extensive knowledge of 2D & 3D motion graphic design fundamentals.
• More than ten years’ experience with non-linear video editing.
• Experienced in creating motion graphics templates for editors and live productions.
• Strong understanding of video compression and varying multimedia formats.
• Proficient with DSLR, XDCAM, and P2 cameras.