Motion Graphics Designer and CG Supervisor

In 2021, I created the UI animations for the highly anticipated Surface Duo 2 launch video. My role involved the animation of all the UI on the Duo device across two screens, which presented a unique and challenging opportunity to showcase my skills in motion graphics and UI design.

Working closely with cross-functional teams at Microsoft, I ensured that the project was delivered on time and to the highest standards. Collaborating with third-party groups such as Google, TikTok, Spotify, and Kindle, I brought together various creative perspectives to achieve a cohesive and visually stunning final product.

In addition to animation, I also took on the role of CG supervision on location during multiple shoots, overseeing the on-set integration of animation and live-action footage. I was also responsible for designing UI scenes, which allowed us to capture practical footage in-camera, resulting in a more natural and organic look for the final video.

I am proud to have provided technical support on this project, serving as AC, lighting, and gaffing during pick-up shoots. My versatility and ability to work effectively in multiple roles was critical factor in the successful completion of the project, and I was honored to have the opportunity to contribute to such a high-profile and innovative product launch.


The Motion Awards - Nominee
Commercial Campaign

Gold Telly Winner
Craft - 3D Graphics/Animation

The following videos showcase a selection of scenes from this production, where I was responsible for incorporating UI animation into live-action footage. All of these scenes were filmed with tracking screens, and I was tasked with tracking the UI and matching it with the talent's interaction with the device. After reviewing the second video, it was determined that a reshoot was necessary to improve the flow of the scene. Throughout the project, I made required tweaks to the UI to ensure a seamless and final product. Our compositing team then polished the last video before being integrated into the edit.


Director - Daniel Escolin
Producers - Michelle Odo & Ryta Karagodina
1st AD - Kelly Flynn
DP - Nicholas Bupp & Michael O’Neill
AC - Sebastien Thibeau
Production Designer - Kristen Bonnalie
On-Set Dresser - Christina Burubeltz
Set Dresser - Fankie Postiglione & Brent Lamb
Assistant Costumer - Frances Kenny
Hair & Makeup - Erin Beal & Tammy Baker
Gaffer - Kennan Muzzy
Key Grip - Trevor Payne
Best Boy Grip - Warren Yeck & Jim Davis
Locations Manager - Vicky Berglund-Davenport
Audio Engineer - Mike Allen
DIT - Richard Kilpatrick
PA - Kyle Kull
Covid Compliance - Karleena Gore
Motor Home - Emily Goodnight

Creative Director - Brian Townsend
Executive Creative Director - Markus Weickenmeier
3D Motion Designers - Gap Yossanun, Danny Yoon, Kyle Moore
CG Supervisor & 2D Motion Designer - Patrick Flaherty
Roto Artist - Sean Falcon
Music | SFX - Zelig Sound

Selected Works

Alamo DrafthouseGraphic Designor, Animatior, Director & Producer

Meet the new Surface Laptop Go 3UI Production Director

Meet the new Surface Laptop Studio 2UI Production Director

Introducing Surface Duo 2Motion Graphics Designer

Introducing Surface Pro 9UI Production Director

Introducing Surface Laptop 5UI Production Director

Introducing the new Bing in WindowsUI Production Director

Introducing Windows CopilotUI Production Director

Introducing Windows 11Motion Graphics Designer

Make AI simple with AdobeDirector, Producer, Animator & Editor

Introducing Project VolterraMotion Graphics Designer

Adobe | Welcome to SummitDirector & Producer

Introducing Surface Laptop StudioMotion Graphics Designer

Microsoft ListsPost-production Supervisor

Microsoft FormsPost-production Supervisor

Canon EOS R5 & R6Editor & Animation

Oblivion Interactive DisplaysAnimation, Producer & Director

International Rescue CommitteeGraphic Design, Animation, Director & Producer

ExamityAnimation, Director & Producer

United WayEditor & Animation

It’s Not ComplicatedDirector & Producer

Jennie Garth - The Eye SolutionDP, Producer & Editor

Microsoft | Modern WorkplacePost-Production Supervisor & Editor

Four Nights in DecemberProducer, Director, DP & Editor

Alcon - Training VideosDP, Director, Producer & Editor

Alcon - Talking Heads & InterviewsDP, Director, Producer & Editor

2020 Stoke Holiday CardAnimation & Director

Seed & StemAnimation & Director

Blend 3015Animation & Director

Build | Microsoft 365 Intro and OutroPost-production Supervisor

Ignite | Security IntroPost-production Supervisor

Ignite | Teams Intro & OutroPost-production Supervisor

Alcon TVProducer, Director, Editor, & Animation

Alcon Live MeetingsProducer, Director, Editor, & Animation


Microsoft Lists | We got thisPost-production Supervisor

Microsoft PlannerPost-production Supervisor

Microsoft ProjectPost-production Supervisor

Museum MilanoAnimation & Director

Science Addicts, Unite!Animation & Director

Focus.ioAnimation & Director

PixelsAnimation & Director

It's a Trap!Animation & Director

Up In The AirAnimation & Director

Rock Em Sock EmAnimation & Director

Quarantine 2020Graphic Design, Animation & Director

70 Years of AlconAnimation, Director & Producer

Chuck NorrisGraphic Design, Animation, Director

Squish & SquashAnimation & Director

Olly Walk & RunAnimation & Director

Squish & Squash JumpAnimation & Director

Dolly ThrowAnimation & Director

Olly SceneAnimation & Director

EchoNous BiomedGraphic Design, Animation & Director

Live BallotGraphic Design, Animation & Director

Architecture & Nature AcademyGraphic Design & Animation


Make Great ArtGraphic Design, Animation, Director & Producer

SystaneAnimation, Director & Producer

Azure Active Directory + Dropbox BusinessPost-production Supervisor

Power BI | Microsoft TeamsEditor & Animation

Cinema 4D BasecampGraphic Design

IBM SmartCityGraphic Design

Sprint Mood BoardsGraphic Design

Converse Logo RevealGraphic Design

Diesel | Dance PlanetGraphic Design

12 KilometersGraphic Design

35 DentonCamera Operator, Producer & Editor

David Crosby & Snarky PuppyCamera Operator, Producer & Editor

DCTA Ribbon CuttingDirector, Producer & Editor

Department of Energy | SWAP 4Editor & Animation

Live From DansDirector, Producer, DP & Editor

#LiveInColor 5KDP, Producer & Editor

Leukemia TexasDP, Director, Producer & Editor

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