Motion Graphics Designer

In 2021, I had the privilege of working on the launch video for the Surface Laptop Studio, a personal favorite among my projects. This video was distinguished by its seamless transitions between CG and live-action footage, creating a visually captivating narrative that highlighted the device’s innovative features.

  • UI Animation and Supervision: I was responsible for creating all the UI animations that brought the Surface Laptop Studio’s interface to life. Additionally, I provided on-location UI supervision during the multiple shoots we conducted, ensuring that the integration of UI elements with live-action scenes was flawless.
  • Innovative Visual Techniques: One of the standout aspects of this project was the series of transitions where we seamlessly blended CG and live-action footage. To achieve this, we utilized 3D scans of rooms and people, allowing us to smoothly zoom in and out of the computer’s internals. This technique not only showcased the intricate design of the Surface Laptop Studio but also created a dynamic and immersive viewing experience.

The collaborative effort and innovative visual techniques used in this project resulted in a launch video that effectively communicated the cutting-edge capabilities of the Surface Laptop Studio. It remains a highlight of my career, exemplifying the power of creativity and technology in storytelling.


The Motion Awards - Nominee
Commercial Single Spot

Silver Telly Winner
Craft - 3D Graphics/Animation


Director - Cisco McCarthy
Producers - Ryta Karagodina
DP - Michael O’Neill
AC - Gabe Twigg
Production Designer & Wardrobe Stylist - Kristen Bonnalie
Art Director - Oscar Lofgren
On-Set Dresser - Christina Burubeltz
Set Dresser - Lela Wulsin & Brent Lamb
Gaffer - Kennan Muzzy
Best Boy Electric - Shaun Bowlby
Key Grip - Trevor Payne
Best Boy Grip - Jim Davis
KIRA Operator - Tylor Jones & Pete Soup
Hair & Makeup - Erin Register
DIT - Nico Lisa
Crafty - Emily Goodnight
Location Manager - Heli Suokko

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

Selected Works

Alamo DrafthouseGraphic Designer, Animatior, Director & Producer

Meet the new Surface Laptop Go 3UI Production Director

Meet the new Surface Laptop Studio 2UI Production Director

Introducing Copilot+ PCsUI Production Director, Asst Director & Producer

Meet the new Microsoft Surface ProUI Production Director

Introducing RecallDirector, Producer, UI 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

Advanced Motion MethodsAnimation & 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

Cinema 4D BasecampArt, Animation & Graphic Design

Quarantine 2020Graphic Design, Animation & Director

70 Years of AlconAnimation, Director & Producer

Chuck NorrisGraphic 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

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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