About

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 Comcast Sportsnet, MTV, AT&T and American University. As well as been battle-tested in election-year political advertizement cycles. 

Feel free to get in contact me at jc.tecklenburg@gmail.com or via social media at @pikero24.

Resume

Resume with Letters of Recommendation 

 

Skills

Technical Skills

Adobe After Effects

  • Advanced Expressions
  • Mocha for AE
  • Red Giant Effects Suites

Cinema 4D

  • Cycles4D
  • X-Particles

Creative Cloud

  • Premiere
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Audition

</>  Scripting

  • Extendscript
  • Javascript
  • Python
  • Limited Java/C++/C# 

and More!

Areas of EXPERTISE

  • Animation
  • 2D + 3D Motion Design
  • Title and Broadcast Design
  • Editing
  • Chroma Screen Keying
  • Motion Tracking
  • Match Moving
  • Codec Compression
 

Education

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

 

Awards

  • 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
 

Work History

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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

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American University 

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.

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Productions Director, Special Broadcast Technical Producer  2012 - 2015

AUATV.com

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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.