Animator & Motion Designer

Front-End Developer

Digital Designer

Work

Skills

Focus

Vector and character animation and motion design from concept and storyboards to final production and delivery for HD streaming and broadcast
Display ad development from hand-coded HTML5 animated rich media banners to animated GIF banners
Front-end design and development including responsive mobile-first cross-browser database driven websites, SVG animation, UI, Wordpress templates and email design
Pixel-perfect digital illustration and identity

Software

After Effects
Illustrator
Photoshop
Animate/Flash
InDesign
Audition
Also: Google Web Designer, DoubleClick Studio, Premiere Pro, XD, InVision

Technical

HTML5
CSS3/Sass
Javascript
SVG
PHP
Bootstrap
Also: GIT, Gulp, MySQL, jQuery, Wordpress, Greensock, Modernizr, AS3, CreateJS, NPM, XML, CFML

Profile

Integrated Creative delivering successful cross-discipline work from concept and pitch to production and delivery for more than 20 years. Applies traditional animation and design principles to emerging technology. Bridges creative and technical teams. Has senior level experience enhancing major brands including client engagement, project workflow and branding adherence.

Proud to have worked with Constant Contact, Fisher-Price, Lego Systems, MTV, NBC, Pepsi-Co., Sony, VH-1, Wiley-Blackwell and more.

American expat living in Bristol with a partner and 2 sons. When not busy learning new disciplines, can often be found climbing trees or carving wood.

Geoff Buck

Contact


Constant Contact Product Tour

HD Animated Video

Product tour video animated with After Effects and 3D in full HD and encoded for streaming. Focus on high energy and fast pace to highlight new features. Destined for the homepage with upwards of 20 million visits per month.

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Golfstat Inc.

Responsive Website

Challenging migration in progress of a high-traffic, data-heavy early 90's site into fully-responsive mobile-friendly code. Circumstances dictate using legacy CFML instead of PHP on the server side, needing extensive CSS overrides on dynamically generated files, and pulling from numerous separately configured servers.

See it live.

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Constant Contact

HTML5 Animated Banners

Hand-coded HTML5 banners using Greensock for animation and SVG sprites for vectors. They were a successful campaign for Constant Contact. Best viewed on larger screens as some do not target mobile.

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Wiley Online Library

HD Animated Video

Vector-animated video illuminating the hyper-connectivity of the Wiley Online Library. Adheres to very specific brand guidelines.

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Blink & Twitch

SVG Animation

Randomly animated SVG to play with SVG filters and CSS blend modes. Red, green, and blue blend to form cyan, magenta, yellow, and white. Code is intentionally repeated in order to play with all the elements separately. Experimental and will not work in IE.

Play with it on Codepen.

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Egyptian Knowledge Bank

HD Animated Video

One of a series of Arabic-language videos for Egyptian audiences illustrating the partnership between the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and Wiley. See more from the series on Vimeo

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Various Clients

Flash Animated Banners

A few of hundreds of Flash banners over the years. These live on their own page. If you have a Flash-enabled browser see them here.

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Various Clients

Legacy Websites

A few of dozens of sites developed over the years. These are generally no longer active or maintained.

keighcox.com

Responsive PHP site for a graphic designer. Includes a JS lightbox portfolio, CreateJS animation, fluid SVG images and custom CMS. A good compromise is reached between modern responsive function and the static layouts the print designer desires.

trafficent.com

Responsive PHP site for a record label and music distributor. Includes an animated album cover carousel, audio player, custom CMS and full MySQL database design for a searchable and sortable online catalog. Design emphasis is on the depth and breadth of their full selection.

jrcresswell.org

Responsive PHP site for a documentary producer. Includes a fullscreen branded video player, custom CMS and Flash animation. Concept is simplicity to focus on the video.

fivedayweekend.co.uk

Custom Wordpress theme for an independent record label. Includes new releases section, calendar and rotating ads. Design is based around a vector re-work of their logo and an analog look.

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Philosophy for Everyone - Climbing

HD Animated Video

One of a series promoting the "Philosophy for Everyone" book collection. See more from the series on Vimeo

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