Ben Wood
Multimedia Motion Designer

I am an experienced digital media designer, story teller and creative catalyst, always looking for new opportunities and ways to push amazing ideas to the next level.

Education

  • Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, San Francisco Art Institute

Skills

  • Detailed interactive animations with Animate & HTML5
  • Dynamic presentations to communicate design intentions of executive business leaders.
  • Animated graphics for both console, mobile and web.
  • Design and create animations, storyboards, demos and presentations, prototypes with After Effects, Animate, and or Power Point
  • Manage large and small scale projects from start to finish in animation, motion graphics, web and video
  • Prototypes for products and services on mobile phones, handsets or web

Clients & Brands

  • Adobe Systems
  • Checkpoint Cybersecurity
  • Demandbase
  • Yahoo!
  • SoFi Finance
  • Sierra Club
  • Thomson Reuters
  • NFL Fantasy Football
  • Vonage
  • Navisite
  • IPG Emerging Media Lab
  • Charles Schwab
  • Premier Retail Networks

Tools

  • HTML5
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Animate
  • Premiere
  • AfterEfects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Site Catalyst

I was born and grew up in the south of England the middle of a set of triplet brothers. I moved to the Bay Area in 1999.

I have run my own multidisciplinary business specializing in motion graphics for over a decade.

During that period I have also taught courses in digital media at colleges including West Valley College, California College of Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, Menlo College, and CSU Monterey Bay.

I am also a practicing visual artist. See my work

This site offers a review of some of my client work and broad ranging experiences.



I am a passionate story teller, who uses motion and animated graphics to create relevant and meaningful visual experiences.


I create powerful, public presentations such as online interactive media, animated graphic and visuals.


I'm passionate about creating memorable visual experiences that touch and compel the audience.


My job is to take an idea from initial rough concept and bring it to life as an engaging experience.