My name is Daniel Mao, with 10+ years experience in Motion design/ VFX, focus on conceptual development, storyboards, all aspects of 3D animation and compositing. Currently switching my role from Design/ CG to UX/ Interaction...

WORK EXPERIENCE
Verizon Communications / Feb 2014 – Present / San Jose, CA
Interaction/ Motion Designer
-Building Verizon's Go90 app and upcoming FiOS TV platform. Responsible for brand development, UX/ Motion design… 
Intel / Mar 2013 – Feb 2014 / Santa Clara, CA
Interaction/ Motion Designer
-Building Intel Media’s IPTV platform - OnCue. Responsible for Art direction, Oncue branding development, UX/ Motion design, html/ css/ java script prototyping for Set top box/ Mobile/ Teblet, Usability testing...

Charlex / Oct 2011 – Mar 2013 / New York, NY
FX Technical Director
-Responsible for design and creation of all types of motion graphics/ effects works for TV commercials. Involved in 2D concept building, 3D motion development, CG fluid/ particle simulation. Also worked directly with animators and lighters to help with technical problem solving.
-Contribute in: Verizon commercial - "Fish tank"; All-Laundry Mighty Pacs commercial - "Evolution"; True Value commercial - "Personality"; Payday commercial; Rolo Chocolate commercial; Efferdent Power Crystals commercial......

Nailgun / Jan 2011 – Sep 2011 / New York, NY
Concept Designer, Lead Motion Graphics Artist
- Worked as a design generalist. Responsible for design and creation of concepts , storyboards and motion graphics for TV channel rebranding, TV show packages. Involved in 2D graphic design (Logo & visual development), 3D Animation and compositing. Also I manage and mentor the production team by tracking and approving completed animation shots will report to Senior Art Director and Creative Director.
-Contribute in: 2011 CMT MUSIC AWARDS package rebranding; 2011 US Open series package rebranding; 2011 UTV Sci-Fi channel rebranding; 2011 Nicktoons channel rebranding......

Freelancing / Aug 2009 – Jan 2011 / NiceShoes (2010.12-2011.1), Devastudios (2010), Prologue Films (2010), Westernized Productions (2009-2010,) Little Red Robot (2009 internship)
motion designer
- Worked as a motion designer, joined various design/ production studios based in SF. LA & NYC. Specializing in concept design, motion graphics for film, broadcast and video game advertising.
-Contribute in: film Rango ending sequence - concept design/ texture painting; film Sucker Punch ending sequence - concept/ motion design; 2010 Lincoln MKS Commercial - concept/ motion design; independent short film Heartbreaker - motion design; 2010 Cisco visual rebranding - motion design; Symantec commercial - motion design/ digital painting; Corning Vision commercial - particle effects/ match moving......

DMO Co., / 2005 – 2007 / Beijing, China
Motion graphic designer
- Worked as a design generalist. Responsible for design and creation of concepts , storyboards and motion graphics for Chinese TV channel rebranding, TV show packages.
-Contribute in: China Central Television channel 10 rebranding......

China Central Television / 2004 – 2005 / Beijing, China
Avid Video Editor
- Worked as a video editor on Avid system. Responsible for video editing and typography design for multiple TV shows.


EDUCATION

Academy Of Art University (AAU) / Sep 2007 – May 2010 / San Francisco, CA
MFA, Animation and Visual Effects (VFX)

Communication University Of China / Sep 2000 – Jun 2004 / Beijing, China
BS, Animation Technology


SKILLS
 
Adobe Suite, Html/ Css/ Java Script, MatchMover, Maya/Mel Script, Nuke, Realflow, Sketch, Storyboarding, Unity3D