I have always been a creative person. But when I stumbled onto a copy of Adobe After Effects on a hand-me-down computer, I realized what I wanted to do with my life. I searched out and watched every tutorial online that I could. After a few frustrating attempts, I was on my way. I entered a video contest to win a scholarship to Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Little did I know that would change my life. I won the contest and graduated first in my class at Specs Howard. I was recommended for a job straight out of school and began doing freelance work immediately. I now work as the full time motion graphics artist in the broadcast division at Team Detroit, the largest advertising agency in Detroit, Michigan. We do work for national and international clients including Ford, Warrior Sports, Scotts, and Sports Authority. I spend my free time learning more about my craft and expanding my capabilities. I have always believed that once you think you know everything, it’s time to learn some more.
You can check out some of my animation work at the following link: Animation by Shane Hawkins