About

Motion Graphics & Animation:

I am a design and storytelling-driven animation freelancer.

With over 10 years experience in freelance motion graphics, many loyal clients, and multiple awards, I have developed a pragmatic sense of what it takes to make imaginative and effective animated work.

I specialize in distinctive short-form 2D content for brands, commercials, charities and films. Here’s a more detailed idea of some of the work I specialize in:

  • Motion Graphics Animation
  • Fundraising / Development Animation
  • Explainer Videos
  • Title & Credit Sequences
  • Storyboarding
  • Visual Effects
  • Set Extensions/Matte paintings
  • Blemish Removal
  • Lower Third and Other Video Brand Packages

If you would like to work together, send me an email!

EMAIL: mike.kurz (at) gmail.com

Also find my work on Vimeo.

 

EDUCATION:

University of Southern California, B.A. School of Cinematic Arts
AUGUST 2002 – JUNE 2006

 

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance, Portland — Animator / Designer
JANUARY 2013 – PRESENT

Mayor’s Office, Sam Adams, Portland — New Media Manager / Video & Social
JANUARY 2011 – DECEMBER 2012

 

CASE Award Gold

AWARDS:

CASE Gold. Heroes Among Us: Salute to Heroes (Fundraising and Alumni Relations Videos)

CASE Silver. Heroes Among Us: Salute to Heroes (Multimedia for Special Events)

CASE Bronze. Heroes Among Us (Advertising Spots and Public Service Announcements)

CASE Gold. Discover Who do you want to be (Multimedia for Special Events)

CASE Bronze. Discover Who You Want to Be at UP (Public Relations Video)

CASE Bronze. Entrepreneur Scholars (Public Relations Video)