John ( JC ) Tecklenburg III is a motion designer based in the Chicagoland area.
Originally from Washington, Pennsylvania, JC spent his childhood abroad in Beijing, China. He earned his degree from American University in film and media arts with concentrations in computer science, mandarin chinese, and graphic design.
A problem solver by heart, JC delights in creating intricate motion graphics and video content that fits your needs while being engaging, fun, and expertly designed.
JC has worked with brands like Nissan, MTV, AT&T and American University. As well as been battle-tested in election-year political advertisement cycles. He’s been freelance since 2017.
Adobe After Effects
Mocha for AE
Red Giant Effects Suites
Areas of EXPERTISE
2D + 3D Motion Design
Title and Broadcast Design
Chroma Screen Keying
American Unviersity, School of Communication, Washington DC
BA, Film and Media Arts, 2015
Minors and additional focus on Computer Science, Mandarin Chinese, and Graphic Design
Motion Designer, Graphic Artist 2015 - 2017
Interface Media Group
Designed, animated and finished 2D and 3D motion graphic content such as broadcast graphics, explainer videos, stage & presentation visuals, and time sensitive politicals ads. Created brand concious designs and animations for AT&T, Intelsat, The State Department, The World Bank, and many more. Battle tested durring the 2016 Political cycle. Worked with producers, creative direcors and clients to maintine strict budget and timeline contraints.
Motion Designer, Editor, VFX Artist 2014 - 2016
Designed, animated, created visual effects and edited in a team of 3 to make Telly and TIVA award winning commercial, informational, narrative, and interview content. Second camera and in a production environment with a RED EPIC Dragon, a Cannon 5D and a Sony A7s.
Visual Media Specialist 2014
DARPA TRANSAPPS, GXM Consulting
Developed 360˚ VR video workflow for pre, production and post. Post production director/cinematographer on narrative test film. Provided H3PRO10HD stitching solutions, equirectangular VFX workflows, procedural muzzle flare rigs, and equirectangular matte painting techniques to fit a strict 1 month post production timeline.
Productions Director, Special Broadcast Technical Producer 2012 - 2015
Sole motion designer and animator of motion graphic packages and visual effects for AUATV’s shows during my tenure. Technical producer and director of photography (in studio and on location) for interviews including OKGO , Ron Paul, and Dick Cheney. Additionally I lead a team that created commercial promotional videos.
2016 Best Visual Effects Vancouver Film Festival Moonshot
2016 Interface Media Group Passion Prize
2016 TIVA Gold Commercial(<10K) Once an Eagle
2014 Bronze Telly Award Visual Effects Clawed's Gift
2015 Visions Best Motion Graphics Reel
2015 Visions Best in New Media
Environment The Cows Finalist
2010 Teachers for Television Award: PSA Humane Society