I'm Dave Redl...
Animation Director, Illustrator, Video Content Producter & Cartoonist.


cell: +862 248 9167

DaveRedlCartoons@gmail.com

Dave Redl

Animation Direction
Video Content
Cartooning


Innovative Artist with creative & technological skills to uniquely & effectively complete high-quality video / animation solutions for cross-channel marketing campaigns achieving business objectives. Skilled at storyboards & conceptual work, hand drawn & programatic animation.


ADOBE DESIGN / PRODUCTION SUITE
(PS AI AE PR AU DW)
ADOBE ANIMATE
HTML / CSS3
INK PEN / BRUSH & DYES


  • 2018-present
    Video Content Producer

    Audible Inc.

    • Created and launched "Customer Service TV" (CSTV), content for the L&D teams designed to train and entertain employees in company history, culture and customer relations
    • Collaborated with marketing teams in creating motion design, animation and illustration for internal, client facing, and marketing projects, which consistently and dramatically improved hits and customer interaction
    • Created programmatic animation / motion graphics, videos and other animated graphics to improve customer experience
  • 2012-2018
    Art / Animation Director

    Toys"R"Us, Inc.

    • Conceptualized and developed strategic animation and video solutions for cross-channel marketing campaigns for Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us
    • Collaborated with digital product management teams in the planning and execution of compelling and unique digital experiences to improve functionality and customer experience
    • Created illustrations, motion graphics and character animations for visual storytelling aligned with brand standards
    • Created programmatic animations, videos and animated graphics
    • Created and deployed 5 buying guide videos for Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us. Ensured continuity from concept through execution from storyboard and animation to audio and video editing
    • Developed and implemented creative content ideas that supported a new kid’s marketing strategy and digital engagement
  • 2010-2012
    Art / Animation Director

    Freelance

    Illustrated, animated and produced videos and various digital media

    Clients included:
    Toys"R"Us | Babies"R"Us | State Farm | Electrolux | Warner Brothers | Nickelodeon | Staten Island University Hospital | Staten Island Yankees | LaGuardia Airport
  • 2004-2010
    Animation Director

    Funny Garbage

    Directed, animated, scripted, illustrated and produced station bumpers, online interactive games, product video "explainer" videos, rich media animation and interactivity.

    Clients included:
    Disney | PBS Kids | Kids WB | Hallmark | MSNBC | Mattel | Crayola | The Library of Congress | The Indianapolis Public Library | Rapper Lil’ Jon
  • Jan. 2004-April 2004
    Animation Layout Supervisor

    Funny Garbage

    Built, supervised, and mentored a team of animators / artists, budgeted and scheduled workflows for the Disney television show, "Katbot"
  • 1999-2003
    Animation Director

    Funny Garbage

    Directed, animated, scripted, illustrated and produced, interactive games, product video "explainer" videos, rich media animation and interactivity

    Clients included:
    Cartoon Network | Miramax Films | Nike | Aeropostale | Cranium | Smithsonian | Children's Bible Hour Ministries
  • 1997-1999
    Assistant Animation Director

    King Features Syndicate, Inc.

    Assisted the Animation Director to build, supervise and mentor a team of animators / artists, budgeted and scheduled workflows for the TV pilot "Popeye Untold"
  • 1993-1997
    Illustrator

    King Features Syndicate, Inc.

    Illustrated Popeye and Betty Boop, among other world-famous comic strip characters
  • 1991-1993
    Illustrator

    Freelance

    Clients included:
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. | Hearst Entertainment | Children's Television Workshop | Avon Books
  • Awards

    • 2017 How Magazine Designer Self Promotion Merit Award
    • 2012 Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award
    • 2012 Voted #1 in Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Education Apps"
    • 2010 3x3 Magazine Pro Show’s Best of Show for Animation
    • 2010 Interviewed in “Adobe Flash Animation: Creative Storytelling for Web & TV”
    • 2010 Hardwick Township Project Evergreen's Sustainable Jersey Film Night screening
    • 2007 Listed in Animation World Network's "Best of the Web"
    • 2002 Print's Interaction Design Annual Certificate of Design Excellence
    • 2001 World Animation Celebration "Best First Work Independent Web Animator" 2nd PL.
  • Education

    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Magna cum Laude, Syracuse University NY