Kevin Desjardin

Southern California



Professional Profile : Creative motion graphics artist with a strong attention to detail, and exceptional problem solving skills. Experience in Adobe
creative suite, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, sound design, video editing, and Cinema 4D.


Qualifications :


Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop                                           Cinema 4D
Adobe Illustrator                                              Lighting & Texturing
Adobe Indesign                                               Photography
Adobe Premier Pro                                          Boujou                                       
Final Cut Pro                                                     Nuke
Typography - Kinetic Type                               Maya
Rotoscope                                                         Motion Tracking
Lightroom                                                          Knowledge of film and video NTSC, HD, PAL formats, and Video Compression.
Video Editing                                                    Compositing / Greenscreen
Sound Design and Sound Editing                   Third party plugins
Mac & PC Platforms                                          Capturing Live Footage, Canon 5D, and Digital Camera Knowledge. 
Story Boarding (Previs)                                     Element 3D



Work Experience :   

Freelance Work :  March 2013 - Present

Mainly used After Effects, Premier Pro, Photoshop, Particular, and third party plugins
I designed each video to a certain style of music.

Video editing, cameras, 3d layers, expressions, animation, lights, keyframes, youtube maintenance,
third party plugins, worked with clients edits input for each project.


Artery Recordings - Motion Graphic Designer - Sacramento, CA - January 2014 to February 2015

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, video editing, kinetic type,
lyric videos, slate videos, sound design, Instagram videos, sound editing, music promotion.
Canon camera footage capture, youtube maintenance, and social media updates.


Hoax Films - Internship - Los Angeles, CA - June 2012 to October 2012

Absolut Punch with Little Dragon - music video
Added particles for tornado effects, rotoscoped several scenes so particles were not on the talent.
Made an overall storm atmosphere.

Honda Car Commercial - Added effects so a computer monitor had a website on it,
animated some scenes so a motorcycle looks like it is flying by someone.

History Channel Project - Rotoscoped several scenes so each scene could be put in 3d space.
Upcoming movie - days to summer counter.

Movie ending credits - using after effects

Rotoscoped several scenes for upcoming films and documentaries.


Education :

Bachelor of Science in Motion Graphics / Visual Effects

The Art Institute of California - Orange, CA



Associates in Multimedia and Web Design

New England Technology - Warwick, RI

2006 to 2008


Fine Arts in Graphic Communications

Quinebaug Valley Community College - Dayville, CT

2000 to 2003


Design Learning Center - Danielson, CT

1998 to 2000