Hi. I'm Elizabeth Starkey. As an award-winning freelance Creative Director, Art Director, Video Director, Animator, Designer, and Artist, I specialize in social media, short-form video, and design for entertainment and media brands. Nineteen years of hands-on experience includes leading and collaborating upon a variety of creative projects ranging from video and animation to print and digital design. With a proclivity for unconventional, whimsically rebellious creative that boldly harnesses offbeat visuals, humor, and nostalgia, my aesthetic appeals to a youthful, contemporary audience. My client roster encompasses NBCUniversal, Paramount brands including Comedy Central and MTV, the New York Post, Entertainment Weekly, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Edelman, Movement Strategy, AKA, VidMob, and many other brands and agencies.

I'm currently in the process of establishing a solid foundation for Blazing Fig, a playfully disruptive creative studio that helps clients stay relevant, fresh, and unique in a crowded media landscape while creating opportunities to engage with and charm fans and followers through unexpected techniques like stop motion, experimental live-action, and practical effects. While initially focusing on strategically subversive short-form social content, the studio's offerings will expand to include music videos, bumpers, commercials, and more. To support a successful launch, I recently completed a comprehensive small business program through the QEDC and a FastTrac NewVenture program through the NYC SBS.

Select Clients & Creative Partners
360i  ⌇  AKA  ⌇  AMC Networks  ⌇  Bravo  ⌇  Clyde Group  ⌇  Comedy Central  ⌇  Comic Relief  ⌇  Condé Nast  ⌇  The Dr. Oz Show  ⌇  Edelman  ⌇  Entertainment Weekly  ⌇  Epix  ⌇  Food Network  ⌇  Gawker  ⌇  GoNoodle  ⌇  Horizon  ⌇  LGND  ⌇  Marcus Thomas  ⌇  Movement Strategy  ⌇  MTV  ⌇  Mustache  ⌇  NBCUniversal  ⌇  Nickelodeon  ⌇  New York City Artist Corps  ⌇  NYC Department of Cultural Affairs  ⌇  NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment  ⌇  New York Foundation for the Arts  ⌇  New York Post  ⌇  Oxygen  ⌇  Paramount  ⌇  People  ⌇  Pollen  ⌇  Prime Video  ⌇  Red Nose Day  ⌇  Reingold  ⌇  Rumble  ⌇  Situation  ⌇  Snap Inc.  ⌇  T.J.Maxx  ⌇  Twitter  ⌇  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  ⌇  Upright Citizens Brigade  ⌇  VidMob

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