My name is Johnny and I am a Director and Motion Designer from New Zealand, currently living and working in New York City. I have 9 years experience as a motion designer, director and creative director for media networks, design studios and creative agencies.
Whether I am producing a project from concept to completion, or working with established ideas and assets, I can create content to suit any brief. I have led teams, collaborated with groups and individuals and worked independently as a freelancer through each stage of production. I have worked across broadcast, title sequence, music video, fashion video, commercial, large scale live media projections and events, branding, print and graphic design. I always look for unique and innovative design solutions, drawing on a variety of software, digital and analog processes to best communicate the featured brand, message and narrative, while keeping an eye on deadlines in the fast paced environments I’ve become accustomed to. My work and collaborations have won Promax and New Zealand Film awards, been featured on Behance and written about in design publications. Past clients include MTV, Nickelodeon, TBWA, Warner Music Group, Red Bull and MediaWorks.
In 2018 I produced the short film Shadow Cut with writer/director Lucy Suess. Shadow Cut is currently being exhibited at film festivals around the world, including selection for the Toronto International Film Festival where it received a nomination for Best International Short Film.
I have enjoyed working across many media platforms. I always welcome the opportunity to work within new industries and expand on the application of my design.
When I'm not working I'll be playing guitar, obsessing over records or messing around with my camera. I also love coffee and I never say no to a cup, so feel free to drop me a line anytime.
Currently based in Brooklyn, New York.