Elizabeth Starkey

Elizabeth Starkey

Freelance Creative Director, Art Director, Designer, Videographer, Animator, and Artist at Freelance
New York, United States

About me

I'm an award winning freelance Creative Director, Art Director, Designer, Videographer, Animator, and Artist with eighteen years of experience in creative. My client roster encompasses NBCUniversal, Paramount brands including Comedy Central and MTV, AMC Networks, Food Network, the New York Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Edelman, AKA, Situation, VidMob, and many other entertainment and media brands and agencies. My experience includes key art, print and digital design, stop motion and experimental video, motion graphics, content creation, and everything in between. I'm a strong collaborator who enhances visual and narrative projects with personality, spirit, character, and humor. I'm in the process of launching Blazing Fig, a stop motion and experimental video studio that embraces analog creative processes as fresh and unique creative approaches within evolving modern landscapes. Work samples are available at www.elizabethstarkey.com.

Languages
  • English - Native

Positions

Freelance Creative Director, Art Director, Designer, Videographer, Animator, and Artist
Freelance
United States
January 2004 - Present (18 years 10 months)
• Lead and collaborate upon original creative solutions across television, print publications, out-of-home and
experiential advertising, and social media projects, including key art, content creation, motion design and
animation, advertising design, and web experiences
• Execute multifaceted video projects from conception to completion with experience directing, producing, writing,
animating, and editing award-winning videos, including stop motion animation, live action, and motion graphics for
use on-air, in digital experiences, and on social media platforms including Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok
• Propel visual and narrative creative with personality, spirit, character, and humor
• Fulfill diverse creative needs of notable clients: NBCUniversal, Paramount brands including Comedy Central and
MTV, AMC Networks, Food Network, the New York Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Edelman, AKA, Situation, VidMob, and many other entertainment and media brands and agencies
Freelance Designer
New York, United States
May 2016 - April 2017 (11 months)
• Elevated Oxygen’s Millennial, multicultural, female-driven series through design including key art, logos, social media, press photography, and other creative
• Supported the transition into a crime-driven network by maintaining innovative but provocative creative that draws upon emotional connections of crime series
• Amplified the network’s on-air creative and social media engagement through producing, directing, and shooting inventive crime-themed stop motion animation
Freelance Digital Art Director and Designer
The Doctor Oz Show
United States
April 2015 - April 2016 (1 year)
• Maintained momentum for ongoing projects and assumed creative lead for new endeavors for both Doctor Oz and
Sharecare while serving as interim Creative Director for the digital team
• Strengthened the design and experience of DoctorOz.com through enhanced layouts, features, and capabilities
• Augmented digital franchises with clever visual content, companion guides, promos, engaging infographics, social
media design, ad units, video graphics, and on-air creative
Digital Designer
New York, United States
December 2010 - March 2015 (4 years 3 months)
• Improved and modernized Bravo’s digital experience by creating engaging visual content for Bravo’s website,
apps, and social media presence, and contributing to the network’s responsive site redesign
• Fulfilled network sponsors’ expectations through co-branded ad units, microsites, and content sponsorships
• Supported Bravo as an innovative and modern entertainment brand through design and animation for Emmy and
Webby-winning digital content
• Augmented digital exclusives and on-air spots by capturing video featuring network events and talent and
executing motion graphics and visual compositions
• Ensured consistent digital, on-air, and marketing design aesthetics by collaborating across departments
Director and Director of Photography
Upright Citizens Brigade
United States
December 2011 - December 2013 (2 years)
• Strengthened web presence and content of UCB Comedy by contributing to original sketch comedy videos as director and DP, pitching ideas for content, collaborating on scripts, preparing storyboards, and providing constructive and supportive input throughout the production process
• Supported creative and promotional efforts through additional design and social media needs
Freelance Digital Designer
Gawker Media
United States
March 2010 - December 2010 (9 months)
• Enhanced Gawker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and other brand websites with eye-catching and original advertising content including ads, branded interactive media, video, and motion graphics
Freelance Digital Artist and Designer
Rocketdog Creative Studio
United States
March 2010 - December 2010 (9 months)
• Contributed to numerous successful branding, marketing, and advertising campaigns through playful motion graphics, imaginative brand and event videos, innovative stop motion animation, and interactive digital ads
Digital Producer and Designer
Clear Channel Radio
United States
October 2008 - January 2010 (1 year 3 months)
• Expanded and strengthened digital endeavors for Clear Channel’s New York radio stations’ websites, partner sites, and sponsors through engaging ads, promotional pages, microsites, interactive content, video, and other media
Audio, Lighting, and Camera Technician
Whole World Theatre
United States
February 2007 - September 2008 (1 year 7 months)
• Produced quality theatre experiences by directing audio, video, and lights and working closely with directors, actors, and crew
Video and Multimedia Producer
Hannon Hill
United States
September 2006 - September 2008 (2 years)
• Promoted brand awareness by producing marketing videos and podcasts, documenting events, and contributing
to social media content, and enhanced clients’ understanding of products through training videos and animations
Equipment Cage Manager and Video Department Monitor
Atlanta College of Art
United States
January 2004 - May 2006 (2 years 4 months)
• Supported faculty by coaching students with video equipment and software, assisting instructors with class requirements, and maintaining gear
Music Video Production Intern
Los Angeles, United States
June 2005 - September 2005 (3 months)
• Provided hands-on support by embracing music video pre-production, camera, and casting responsibilities while
gaining on-set experience with notable producers and directors

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Film and Video

September 2002 - May 2006 (3 years 8 months)
• Summa cum laude honors, GPA 3.8 • Numerous academic scholarships and student awards

Trade Organizations

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

2012 - Present (10 years 10 months)

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