Nick has done a little bit of everything and could tackle just about anything in animation. But he's been able to focus on character animation (rigging included), motion graphic design and movement, and 2D hand drawn animation with some fun results. Check out his reel below. For more of his work, check out his Youtube channel!
Expressive. That sums up Nick's technique for illustration and design. He wants you to feel whatever you're looking at with clarity. He's worked in live action film, books, of course animation and really thrown his unique perspective into all of them.
The Southeast Children's Ministry wanted a fun series to introduce biblical topics with a secret spy theme. The Fellowship follows two kids as they train to become full-fledged agents. Visual design, character concepts, animation, and voice direction by Nick.
House Adducci produced a short film before we were even married called Greener Grass. We were looking for a Pushing Daises, stylized feel. These are some color boards and concepts from that project.
A trilogy of illustrated workbooks for the children of military personnel returning home with PTSD offered by the CRU Military Ministry. Each uniquely stylized for the appropriate age range. Nick handled illustration, layout, and design.
Painting and design doesn't come up too terribly often but Nick loves digging into it when he can.
Nick has worked with some great companies and non-profits, usually putting together some kind of fun character to act as a mascot and logo for their brand.
These are skills Nick hasn't had the opportunity to work on consistently but loves pursuing when he can. Live Action Production Design is something he's got a knack for and thankfully has the chance to practice at his current job. And he's taken a storyboarding class with Dreamwork's and would love to dig into that discipline more.
Some sets exist beyond a temporary use for a single shoot. Nick usually handles a lot of the construction work, detailed paint techniques, and even upholstery. One giant feature: a chalkboard drawing.
Sometimes, work at Southeast demands set design and construction. This particular time, the concepts chosen were Nick's and he helped execute the designs in the construction phase.
The Jesus Film Project did a test in re-using their recorded dialogue (with hundreds of language translations) with new footage to serve as a visual update. The Last Supper scene was used and Nick was hired as production designer.
A short zombie film prologue concept about a world of silence and boy who loves music. The final results of a continuing education storyboarding class taught by a Dreamworks storyboarding artist.
A group of co-workers set out to put together a short in the fashion of the old Goofy instructional videos, but with an inept spaceman. These are a few fun storyboards and gag concepts for that project.