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Elizabeth Starkey
  |   New York, NY

Professional Experience
Freelance, New York, NY
2004 – Present
Freelance Art Director, Designer, Videographer, Animator, and Artist
  • Provide original creative solutions as a multi-talented, award-winning freelance art director, designer, videographer, animator, illustrator, and artist with over sixteen years of experience with entertainment and media brands across television, print publications, streaming, and theatre
  • Lead and collaborate upon diverse projects encompassing print and digital design including key art, branding and logos, social media, motion design and animation, photography, infographics, illustration, ad design, and web and interactive design
  • Execute multifaceted video projects from conception to completion with experience directing, producing, writing, and editing award-winning music videos and shorts, including stop motion animation and motion graphics
  • Propel visual and narrative creative with personality, spirit, character, and humor
  • Fulfill versatile creative needs of notable clients including NBCUniversal (Bravo, Oxygen), Viacom (MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon), EPIX, AMC, The Dr. Oz Show, People, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, Condé Nast, Food Network, Gawker Media, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Red Nose Day, VidMob, AKA NYC, Situation Interactive, 360i, Horizon Media, Rumble, GoNoodle, and many others

NBCUniversal, Oxygen, New York, NY
May 2016 – April 2017
Freelance Designer
  • Emphasized Oxygen's millennial, multicultural, and female-driven series through off-air design including key art, logos, social media, press photography, and other creative needs
  • Supported the transition into a crime-driven network by maintaining consistently innovative but provocative creative that expands upon emotional connections of on-air crime series
  • Amplified the network's on-air creative and social media engagement through producing, directing, and shooting inventive crime-themed stop motion animation videos

The Doctor Oz Show, New York, NY
April 2015 – May 2016
Freelance Digital Art Director and Designer
  • Maintained creative momentum for ongoing projects and assumed creative lead for new endeavors while serving as interim Creative Director for the digital team
  • Strengthened the responsive design and user experience of Recipes through enhanced layouts, features, and capabilities
  • Augmented digital franchises with clever visual content, printable companion guides and worksheets, promos, and design for interactive social media experiences
  • Supported ongoing digital creative needs for both Doctor Oz and Sharecare with stimulating infographics, social media design, ad units, photo retouching, video graphics, and on-air creative

NBCUniversal, Bravo Media, New York, NY
December 2010 – March 2015
Digital Designer
  • Enhanced Bravo's digital experience by creating engaging visual content for network website, mobile apps, and social media
  • Met clients' expectations and network needs by delivering co-branded creative, including microsites, content sponsorships, and ad units
  • Improved and modernized Bravo's digital products by actively participating in responsive site redesign and adapting to expanding creative requirements for emerging media
  • Supported Bravo as innovative and modern entertainment brand by contributing design and animation elements for cutting-edge Emmy and Webby-winning digital initiatives
  • Augmented digital video exclusives and on-air spots by executing motion graphics, creating visual comps, and shooting video featuring network talent and events
  • Ensured consistent digital, on-air, and marketing design aesthetics by collaborating across departments

Upright Citizens Brigade, New York, NY
December 2011 – December 2013
Director and Director of Photography
  • Strengthened web presence and content of UCB Comedy by contributing to original sketch comedy videos as director and DP, pitching ideas for content, collaborating on scripts, preparing storyboards, and providing constructive and supportive input during the entire production process
  • Supported branding, creative, and promotional efforts by undertaking additional design and social media needs

Gawker Media, New York, NY
March 2010 – December 2010
Freelance Digital Designer
  • Enhanced Gawker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and other brand blogs with eye-catching and original advertising content including ads, branded interactive media, video, and motion graphics
  • Supported efficient multimedia design by developing templates for animated and interactive units
  • Visually emphasized Gawker's personality through conceptualizing inventive layouts for branded sites
  • Augmented sales proposals by brainstorming and executing potential advertising creative for clients

Rocketdog NYC, New York, NY
March 2010 – December 2010
Freelance Digital Artist and Designer
  • Contributed to numerous successful branding, marketing, and advertising campaigns through playful motion graphics, imaginative brand and event videos, innovative stop motion, interactive ads, graphic design, and engaging animation for clients such as Henri Bendel, iHome, the Children's Place, Publicolor, and Mobi Munch

Clear Channel Radio, New York, NY
October 2008 – January 2010
Digital Producer and Designer
  • Expanded and strengthened digital endeavors for Clear Channel's local New York stations' websites and partner sites by designing engaging ads, promotional pages, microsites, interactive content, video, and other media
  • Satisfied clients' needs by collaborating with the sales team to effectively design and integrate sponsored content and develop custom proposals

Hannon Hill, Atlanta, GA
September 2006 – September 2008
Video and Multimedia Producer
  • Promoted brand awareness by producing marketing videos and podcasts, creating design elements and motion graphics, documenting brand events and presentations, and contributing to social media
  • Enhanced clients' understanding of products by directing and editing training videos and animations

Whole World Theatre, Atlanta, GA
February 2007 – August 2008
Audio, Lighting, and Camera Technician
  • Produced quality theatre experiences by directing audio, video, and lights and working closely with directors, actors, and crew

Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
January 2004 – May 2006
Equipment Cage Manager and Video Department Monitor
  • Supported faculty by coaching students with video equipment and software, assisting instructors with classroom requirements, and maintaining gear

Partizan Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
June 2005 – September 2005
Music Video Production Intern
  • Provided hands-on support by embracing music video pre-production, camera, and casting responsibilities while gaining on-set experience with notable producers and directors

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film and Video
Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Summa cum laude honors, GPA: 3.8
  • Numerous academic scholarships and student awards

Technical Proficiencies
  • Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Flash, XD, Bridge
  • Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • HTML, CSS, Sketch

Professional Development
  • PhotoUno Photography School: Photography, 2017
  • 92Y School of the Arts: Fine Arts, 2014 – 2017
  • NBCUniversal In Development: A Cable Entertainment Mentor Program, 2014 – 2015
  • The Peoples Improv Theater: Professional Writing, 2013 – 2016
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2012 – Present
  • Magnet Theater: Sketch and Improv, 2010 – 2016
  • The Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center: Advanced Study Writing, Sketch, Improv, Character Development, Career Development, 2009 – 2016
  • Television writing workshops including sessions with staff of Saturday Night Live, How I Met Your Mother, Monty Python, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, The Late Show, and more, 2007 – 2016
  • Whole World Theatre: Improv, 2007 – 2008
  • Dad's Garage Theatre: Improv, 2007 – 2008

  • Contributed to projects honored with Interactive Emmys, Webbys, Telly Awards, CableFAX Awards, PromaxBDA Awards, etc.
  • Screenings of film and video work at national film festivals, venues, and on television
  • Prizes, honors, and scholarships include the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest (finalist), Paper Magazine & Jack Spade Un-Hollywood Digital Film Contest, Student Artist Book Competition, Rich Foundation Merit Scholarship, Nannie Boyd graduating senior award, various juried screening awards, Writing Center Scholarship, and Florida Bright Futures academic scholarship
  • Articles about work have appeared in publications including Paper Magazine, SPIN Magazine, Performer Magazine, ARTnews, and the Toronto Star


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