Mike Barnett

New York, NY, USA
Visual effects artist, designer, and animator with 2+ years industry experience. A multi-faceted creative problem solver with a genuine passion for all things film, media, and design.

Work Experience

The Molecule

Junior Compositor

Freelance Junior Compositor. Roto/paint, earwig removal, and tracking work on various episodes of Smash and Golden Boy.
February 2013 - Present New York, New York, United States

TAG Creative

Freelance Motion Designer

Ongoing freelance motion design work for various clients including Avon, Matrix, and Maybelline.
January 2013 - Present New York, New York, United States

Oracle Film Group

Freelance Motion Graphics Artist

Various motion graphics work for clients including The Grinch Musical, Lowe Alpine, and Arc'teryx Bozeman Ice Festival.
July 2012 - New York, New York, United States

Oracle Film Group

Compositor/ Rotoscope Artist on "Jurassic Attack" film

Responsible for creating rotoscopes and alpha mattes for the integration of CGI into live-action footage.
July 2012 - November 2012 New York, New York, United States

Stick Figure Productions

Post PA on "American Gypsies" series

Responsible for logging and transcribing footage, creating episode transcripts, cutdowns, and assisting the AE.
December 2011 - June 2012 New York, New York, United States

Visibly Shaken Productions

Assistant Director & Editor on "Charm City" pilot

Responsible for Assisting the director on set, and virtually all of the post production, including: editing, sound design, color correction, and compositing.

A labor of love and friendship. Yay friendship.
May 2012 - Maryland, United States

Inkstables, LLC.

Graphic Designer

Member of design team, responsible for creating finalized graphics for printed hosiery & web, developing line sheets & creative direction for the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 lines.

Basically, I designed knee-high riding socks for tween girls.
May 2010 - January 2011 Westport, Connecticut, United States


Syracuse University

B.F.A. Computer Art & Animation

Graduated Cum Laude
August 2007 - May 2011 Syracuse, New York, United States


English (Native),
Italian (Advanced),


Maya, 3D Studio Max, After Effects, Avid, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Intaglio, Lightwave, Logic Pro, Nuke, Photoshop, Silkscreening,