Michel Dani

Freelance Digital Artist

Beirut, Lebanon
I have been working in the creative field since 1998, which led me to the advertising arena in 2002.
I have worked in children's storybook illustrations, educational books, character design, creative retouching, photoreal illustration, motion graphics and art direction.
I eventually studied character animation and had a lot of fun working on my own characters.
Nowadays, I work as a freelance digital artist in between my teaching hours at the Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts.

Work Experience

Drive Dentsu

Head of Art

Motion Graphics - 2D and 3D Character Animation - Retouching - Illustration
July 2014 - December 2016 Beirut, Lebanon

Grey Worldwide

Senior Art Director

Motion Graphics - 2D Character Animation - Retouching - Illustration
July 2008 - June 2014 Beirut, Lebanon

Hedgehog Post Production

Art Director

Motion Graphics - 2D Character Animation
July 2007 - June 2008 Beirut, Lebanon

Grey Worldwide

Art Director

Motion Graphics - 2D Character Animation - Retouching - Illustration
October 2002 - June 2007 Beirut, Lebanon

Education

Animation Mentor

Certified in Advanced 3D Character Animation

January 2008 - September 2009 United States

Lebanese American University

Bachelor of Sciences in Interior Design

1998 - 2000 Lebanon

American University Of Beirut

3 years in ARCHITECTURE after which I transferred to LAU.
1994 - 1998 Beirut, Lebanon

Jesus & Mary School

1992 - 1994 Lebanon

St. Joseph School

1980 - 1992 Lebanon

Languages

English (Fluent),
Arabic (Native),
French (Conversational),

Skills

2D Animation, 3D Character Aniamtion, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Blender 3D, Drawing, Illustration, Storyboards,

Teaching Experience

I have been teaching 2D animation at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts in Beirut since 2010.