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Shawn Warren

Freelance Multimedia Freelancer & Magazine Designer

Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
2 Skills

I have been a graphic designer for nearly 30 years and love to grow and learn more as the industry changes. I've run my own design businesses for 12 years, after a long stint with an international publishing company. One of my first freelance projects was strength training journals Pure Power and Journal of Pure Power. During the four years that I served as Art Director, I became involved in powerlifting and until recently, competed on state and national levels.

At some point along the way I developed an interest in motion graphics. My interest in the moving image led me to graduate Summa *** laude with a BFA in Multimedia from the University of Colorado Denver, focus on Motion Graphics and Experimental Video, and a BA in Fine Art (Art History) in 2008. Color and motion excite me, and my greatest joy is harmoniously incorporating the two!

I enjoy creating my own experimental video using natural elements like water, smoke, ice, and light, but the majority of my time is spent on more practical client projects. For the last few years I have been primarily producing short, 30- 60-second animated promos for web and TV. My tools of choice are Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects. My perfect day is spent creating virtual worlds and animating cameras through them. It's my special place... everybody knows me there! My second love is still publication design—magazines, newsletters, e-pubs, books and educational materials.

I enjoy taking road trips with my camera (video and still), darkroom photography, powerlifting, alpine hiking, 4-wheeling in my Jeep, and oil painting. I'm high-spirited, young-hearted and always looking for adventure. I'm always on the lookout to collaborate with others who compliment my skills and talents.


• Motion graphics
• 2D and 3D animation
• Art direction
• Video post-production
• Video producer/director
• Graphic design
• Publication design
• Typography
• Client relations
• Web design
• Logo design
• Writing and research

Software Training

Current versions:
Cinema 4D, Apple Motion, Live Type, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Compressor, Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver, QuarkXpress

Professional Experience

C’MOTION (name changed from Little Fish Creative)
Denver, CO
October 2009 to present
Creative Director/Owner

• Intros, promos, TV commercials and short-format programming
• Marketing video
• Broadcast graphics
• Web video
• 2D and 3D animation and editing in After Effects and Cinema 4D
• DVD interface design and authoring
• Video editing and post-production
• Web design and development, Custom Wordpress sites

Denver, CO
July 2001 to October 2009
Creative Director/Owner
Founded graphic design firm producing print design, art direction, four-color publication design and layout, logo and web design.

Taking Over TV Broadcast
January 2008 to October 2009
• Video Editor and Motion Graphic artist for weekly half hour cable TV program
• Conceptualize and produce commercials, intros, promos, and lower thirds
• Multiple format file compression and DVD authoring

Pure Power Magazine and Journal of Pure Power Online Journal
2003 to Present
• Art Director for international fitness magazine
• Design feature stories and some advertising for bi-monthly publication
• Provide creative direction to departments artist
• Direct photo shoots and occasionally provide photography myself
• Design and conversion of print publication to online, interactive PDF format

KBDI Colorado Public Television
Denver, CO
May 2007 to August 2007
Production Assistant (Internship) / Associate Producer
• Conducted research and wrote script as associate producer for Colorado Inside Out, a weekly TV program
• Skilled in broadcast camera operation, DEKO graphics, teleprompter,
set and lighting set-up, sound and color calibration, and router operation
• Assisted the director and producer on both studio and field shoots as member of the production crew

Greenwood Village, CO
September 1993 to July 2001
Desktop Publishing Coordinator
• Supervised staff of three electronic publishing technicians
• Created page layouts and ads for five monthly magazines
• Primary technical support contact
• Oversaw quality control and preflight of customer files and FTP delivery to printer
• Maintained back ups and archives of all electronic files
• Represent my department in weekly production meetings
• Preflight advertiser-supplied materials
• Involved in converting workflow to direct-to-plate technology

Englewood, CO
October 1990 to September 1993
• Produced layouts digitally and on traditional typesetting equipment for Colorado Homes and Lifestyles and Colorado Business Magazine, and for several
trade publications
• Responsible for integrity and quality control of typography
• Developed and taught a company-wide Quark training program
• Spearheaded the conversion to electronic production of three magazines


Denver, CO
Graduated Summa *** laude
in May 2008
BFA in Multimedia
(Focus: video and motion graphics)
BA in Art History
(Focus: contemporary art)
Chancellors Scholars and Leaders
Minor in Applied Leadership

Denver, CO
July 2001 to February 2002
Web Developer Certification
Skills (2) Rating
Magazine Design