John Blake

Motion Designer & Editor

Sacramento, CA, USA

Work Experience

Sacramento Kings

Senior Motion Designer & Editor

• Lead motion graphics designer for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center. Projects include arena graphics, commercials, web content, gameday opens, and more.
• Work closely with creative team members and outside departments to meet project goals.
• Help develop overall design and layout of Golden 1 Center's digital signage.
• Coordinate 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).
July 2016 - Present Sacramento, California, United States

Sacramento Kings

Motion Designer & Editor

• Design and animate content for the Sacramento Kings. Projects include arena graphics, commercials, web content, gameday opens, and more.
• Collaborate with creative team members and outside departments to meet project goals.
October 2014 - July 2016 Sacramento, California, United States

ABC10, KXTV

Creative Multimedia Producer

• Designed, animated, and edited commercials for ABC10’s sales clients and on-air productions.
• Met with clients to discuss creative concepts and marketing goals.
• Designed graphics for TV, web, print, and social media.
October 2013 - October 2014 Sacramento, California, United States

FOX40, KTXL

Promotions Producer

• Designed, animated, and edited commercials for FOX40’s sales clients and on-air productions.
• Met with clients to discuss creative concepts and marketing goals.
• Designed graphics for TV, web, print, and social media.
May 2012 - October 2013 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, 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 Sacramento, California, United States

FOX40, KTXL

Production Assistant

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

Evil Geniuses

Multimedia Designer

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