Resume

Director. Editor. Animator. Designer. Photographer.
Work History

Video Content Creator

Quicken Loans | March 2017 - Present

As a Video Content Creator, I direct and edit videos for the Quicken Loans Marketing Team. My role encompasses the whole video production process, from conceptualizing to delivering the final assets. With my background in motion graphics and animation, I also support the other content creators with animated titles, copy treatments or direct and create fully animated videos.

Work Sample

Quicken Loans Mortgage Services was looking for a series of videos to announce their Pinnacle club.

Motion Graphics Intern

Quicken Loans | September 2016 - March 2017

As the Motion Graphics Intern, not only do I create videos using 2D and 3D animation techniques, but I have also lead video projects from start to completion. Because of my diverse background, I have been able to contribute to every part of the video creation process. From audio to prop design, I have been able to step into every part of video production.

Work Sample

Quicken Loans Mortgage Services was looking for a slick opening video for their annual sales conference.

Content Creator

Heritage Church | October 2013 - September 2016

At Heritage, I directed, edited, animated and designed all print and digital internal and external content from concept to completion. I also lead the live video production team, where I trained, managed and scheduled volunteers to be Technical Directors and Camera Operators as well as have an understanding of live streaming to the web.

Work Sample

This music video took 24 hours from production to completion, but it’s still one of my favorite projects from my time at Heritage.

Work History

Video Content Creator

Quicken Loans | March 2017 - Present

As a Video Content Creator, I direct and edit videos for the Quicken Loans Marketing Team. My role encompasses the whole video production process, from conceptualizing to delivering the final assets. With my background in motion graphics and animation, I also support the other content creators with animated titles, copy treatments or direct and create fully animated videos.

Work Sample

Quicken Loans Mortgage Services was looking for a series of videos to announce their Pinnacle club.

Motion Graphics Intern

Quicken Loans | September 2016 - March 2017

As the Motion Graphics Intern, not only do I create videos using 2D and 3D animation techniques, but I have also lead video projects from start to completion. Because of my diverse background, I have been able to contribute to every part of the video creation process. From audio to prop design, I have been able to step into every part of video production.

Work Sample

Quicken Loans Mortgage Services was looking for a slick opening video for their annual sales conference.

Content Creator

Heritage Church | October 2013 - September 2016

At Heritage, I directed, edited, animated and designed all print and digital internal and external content from concept to completion. I also lead the live video production team, where I trained, managed and scheduled volunteers to be Technical Directors and Camera Operators as well as have an understanding of live streaming to the web.

Work Sample

This music video took 24 hours from production to completion, but it’s still one of my favorite projects from my time at Heritage.

"Jon has been a great asset to the team and continues to show initiative and enthusiasm on a daily basis. He is always a willing collaborator and takes intentional steps to contribute to the future success of this team."

- Brad Swope, Team Leader, Quicken Loans Media House

Skills
Premier Pro95%
After Effects90%
Photoshop88%
Lightroom88%
Illustrator88%
Indesign85%
Web Design - Code65%
Live Production Video55%
Cinema 4D45%
Logic Pro X50%
Skills
Premier Pro95%
After Effects90%
Photoshop88%
Lightroom88%
Illustrator88%
Indesign85%
Web Design - Code65%
Live Production Video55%
Cinema 4D45%
Logic Pro X50%
Education

Media Arts & Communications Collaborative Media AAS

Macomb Community College | Dec. 2016

General Studies AAS

Macomb Community College | Dec. 2015

Animation Bootcamp

School of Motion | Dec. 2017

Extras

I love to create. It has always been something I’ve had fun doing! In elementary school, I would learn to draw and design cars. In middle school, I taught myself how to film and edit video, make goofy animations on the web, and build websites. In high school, I decided to take film and web classes as my gen-eds. Digital technology and creativity have always been some of my favorite hobbies. After high school, I landed an internship doing video at Heritage Church. I was an intern for 6 months before I was hired as a Content Creator. As a Content Creator, I did all the design, video, and marketing for the church. This has included several TV commercials and countless print, digital, and video promotions. Having that opportunity launched my career and helped me become a generalist. I am constantly looking to learn new things in my craft and beyond. I live with the philosophy that if you’re not growing, you’re dieng. I hope to never stop improving and help others develop themselves along the way.

Music

As a guitar player and pianist, I write my own songs and play shows a few times a year. I also play lead guitar in a band called The University, that plays rock, funk and blues.

Reading

At Heritage, we would go through leadership books a few times a year. During the process, I found it really enjoyable to work on personal growth through reading. Freelance work takes most of my free time, but if I get a true day off, I’ll spend it at the coffee shop with a good book. Some of my favorite books are Creativity INC., How to Win Friends and Influence People, Die Empty, Chess Not Checkers, Crush It, Jab Jab Jab Right Hook, and anything by Pat Lencioni or Dave Ramsey.

Meyers Briggs

INFJ (Introvert 11%, iNtuitive 62%, Feeling 12%. Judging 44%)

The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As Diplomats, they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying Judging (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.

Source: 16Personalaties.com

Strengths Finder

1. Responsibility - People who are especially talented in the Responsibility theme take psychological ownership of what they say they will do. They are committed to stable values such as honesty and loyalty.
2. Belief - People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life.
3. Input - People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
4. Harmony - People who are especially talented in the Harmony theme look for consensus. They don’t enjoy conflict; rather, they seek areas of agreement.
5. Intellection - People who are especially talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.

Source: strengths.gallup.com