Video Compositor and Editor
I helped develop the internal video marketing team, producing fully localized video ads for Game of War and Mobile Strike on mobile, web, and social channels across 40+ geos. I consistently identified and developed new marketing opportunities including YouTube influencer campaigns and VR/360 video ads. I also led marketing art team brainstorming sessions, directed artists on large scale projects, and assisted with external productions including concepting and talent casting.
Leading Creative Innovation
I noticed a growing trend in 360° / VR video ads on YouTube and Facebook, and put together a storyboard for a video ad for Game of War. I researched 360° / VR workflows and selected a 3D animator and concept artist. I worked with the concept artist to develop a 3D animatic, then directed the 3D animator in the animation process. I also wrote dialogue and directed the voice talent, then prepared 2D assets for eventual compositing with the 3D render.
Supporting External Productions
I leveraged my background in filmmaking and talent casting to help assist with external productions. I reviewed concepts and storyboards, joined onsite casting calls, and helped supervise on set.
Optimizing Internal Workflows
To optimize workflows I helped build After Effects templates, establish best practices for localization, and cataloged a pre-rendered assets library. I also developed an After Effects script that automated our sprite sheet animation process, saving us around 15 minutes per animation.
Launching Mobile Strike
During the launch of Mobile Strike I produced several localized video ads for mobile campaigns, designed and developed localized mobile/desktop landing pages, and built dynamic email templates for the content marketing team. I A/B tested the landing pages in Google Analytics to help optimize for conversions.
Dillon is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him. He is reliable and thorough with great attention to detail. Dillon brings enthusiasm to any project whether large, small or mundane. He is equally skilled at taking direction as leading projects and taking ownership of them. Dillon frequently initiated process documentation and brain storming activities for our team. He worked well with artists across multiple disciplines. Dillon will be a great asset to any team.
Art Producer at MZ
Dillon was an outstanding person to work with during his time at Machine Zone. His creativity and enthusiasm fueled his team and coworkers. It was a pleasure working with him and I recommend him whole-heartedly as an addition to any team/company looking for a true professional in this field.
Associate Designer at Funko