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COMPANIES I DELIVERED PROJECTS FOR

PRESENTATIONS

High-end animated presentations and pitch decks are my specialty

I honed my presentation design skills while working at Walt Disney, where I had to deliver the most complex and beautifully animated decks under extreme deadlines to company’s top executives. I took the expertise that I acquired there and used it to keep designing presentations for media and tech giants such as 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros., NBC Universal, and Facebook. I craft my presentations using Adobe CC software tools in concert with Apple Keynote,  Microsoft Powerpoint and After Effects.

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MOTION GRAPHICS

From printed inks to dancing pixels

I started my career in the world of print design, where the beauty lies in the details of a static layout — a brochure page, poster, piece of packaging, or anything that has colored ink printed on it. As the world we live in and the very definition of what a graphic designer should be kept changing, I felt the need for a new challenge. I found it in the world of motion graphics. Going step-by-step I schooled myself in the technical intricacies of using After Effects to breathe new life into my designs by making them move on a digital screen. 

Over last couple of years, I have had the opportunity to create a bunch of cool video pieces for Walt Disney and for hi-tech giants of Silicon Valley, such as Salesforce, Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard.

PRINT

People are still printing stuff

Yes, indeed — stuff is still being printed, and you can see it everywhere you go. Until the time comes when everything we look at will become a foldable screen with dancing pixels, there is still a need for a print designer, although much less than before. I learned my ropes on print design, and using the classic software trio of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, I still know how to execute just about every aspect of it — concept, layout, typography, photo editing, production, and the whole enchilada.


One of my guilty pleasures is designing promotional postcards for actors trying to succeed in Hollywood. I can get as creative as I feel like, experiment with typography and color, and do things that may not be possible when you have to observe strict brand guidelines required by big corporate.


A package of sell sheets promoting Disney English educational program


A packaging design for a CD of sound healing tracks by Micheline.

ABOUT RAD

RAD’S MINI-BIO

I’m a graphic designer, animator and art director specializing in presentations, motion graphics and print.

After coming to the US from Poland, I set out to build a career as a creative professional that would take me to many fascinating destinations. I worked in brand development, sales promotion, advertising, entertainment, media and publishing for clients of all sizes, overseeing an arsenal of turnkey solutions from concept and design through all aspects of production and project management. 

After spending four years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where I worked remotely with a variety of US clients, I settled in Hollywood, California where I design high-end presentations for clients in entertainment and hi-tech. 

THE WAY I GET THINGS DONE

The experience of arriving in the US with a backpack, a hundred bucks and one phone  number shaped me into someone who knows how to start from scratch and build something from nothing under any adverse conditions. I am largely self-taught in the craft of graphic design — I learned it in the business school of hard knocks. For me, raw life experience is how you learn.

Whether it’s collaborating with an on-site team as a freelancer, or working on a project for my own client — I hit the ground running, I hit it hard, and I will stop at nothing until the deliverables are delivered, and their quality is as high as it can be.  I listen closely, I propose solutions, I make decisions and I am proactive — you will never find me pondering what to do. When it comes to getting things done, I mean business — every step of the way. 

SKILLS

CREATIVE
Presentations Design
Motion Graphics Design
Print Design & Production
Concept Development
Art Direction
Photography
SOFTWARE
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects & plugins
Apple Keynote
Microsoft Powerpoint
MANAGEMENT

Born Organizer of Any Stuff
Project Manager
Mac Computer Setup Wizard
Skillful Communicator

COOL PROJECTS I HAVE WORKED ON

Harry Potter Style Guides

While freelancing at Warner Bros., I’ve
had a fantastic opportunity to design and
produce all eight Harry Potter style guides,
one for each movie in a series. I had to plow
through a mountain of image assets, design
all the layouts and make sure all the
elements were meticulously organized
and accounted for. Diving into Harry’s
universe was a blast!

Walt Disney Presentations

At Walt Disney, I worked on some of the
most complex and sophisticated Keynote
presentations for their top executive team.
Many slides required the design of elaborate
After Effects animations. I learned how
to thrive in a intense and challenging
environment where high-profile projects
ad to be delivered on very short deadlines,
and they had to look amazing!

WB Licensing Show

This was one of the most gigantic
presentations I’ve ever designed and
executed, and I have done it three times
in a row. A stream of image assets from
multiple teams had to be incorporated
into the sequence while being constantly
revised and ultimately turned into a video
with a voiceover. It was a corporate combat
bootcamp like no other in Hollywood.

NBC Universal Decks

I have enjoyed designing beautiful decks
for some of the most iconic properties at
NBC Universal. I’ve had to come up with
a series of creative concepts for the global
marketing of Fast & Furious and Universal
Monsters, and design a bunch of decks for
Dreamworks TV shows such as She-Ra and
Spirit. I love working on this stuff!

Facebook Presentations

I have been contracted to assist Facebook’s
worldwide team with their PowerPoint
presentation needs. These were elaborate
data-driven decks where attention to detail
and accuracy were a must. On this strictly
remote assignment, I’ve had to collaborate
with executives residing in different time
zones and make sure the goods were
delivered with lightning speed.

Silicon Valley Tech

I established a great relationship with
a team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who
worked with the biggest names in high
technology. We collaborated on the creation
of corporate videos for Salesforce, Cisco and
Hewlett Packard, among others. Many times
I had to start from a raw script and no
assets, and get the whole project executed
step-by-step all the way to the final product.

TESTIMONIALS

Rad is always my first choice when I’m in need of Franchise presentation designs. From basic Keynote slides to high-quality, professional and engaging animated presentations, Rad always delivers beyond my expectations, and always on time. He’s worked on materials across a variety of NBCUniversal & DreamWorks TV brands including Fast & Furious and DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free. My colleagues are always impressed at how great my brand materials look, all thanks to Rad!

Jennifer Loef Forlano
Strategic Brand Marketing Leader

Rad has helped produce several marketing videos for our clients for diverse applications such as product launches, sales kick off events and websites. Rad is a perfectionist when it comes to attention to detail and production quality, and visually imaginative when presenting complex ideas. At Mainstay we are looking forward to many more creative projects with him in the coming years. I want to wish him all the best and for any of you considering working with him, I have no reservation in recommending him strongly — he is one of the very best in his trade.

Lakshminarayanan Venkatraman
EVP, Business Value and CIO Advisory at The Mainstay Company
https://www.mainstaycompany.com/team/

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