Looney Tunes, Nickelodeon and Disney were the primary creative influencers of my formative years. I have always had an affinity for animation and it was likely the inner kid in me that led me down the rabbit hole of Media Arts & Animation: my main course of study at the Art Institute of Portland. Here I obtained my bachelor's degree and a myriad of skills for all things pertaining to design, motion graphics, animation, pre-production, production, and post-production.
As the Director of Motion Graphics for Torino Studios, I tend to implement traditional animation and design techniques into every story told. When I'm not busy keyframing, I like to switch things up with digital illustration & character design on the side which flavors my approach to motion graphics & animation work. Aside from constantly striving for unique design, it is my primary focus to fully understand my client's goals and objectives before touching a single pixel. Design can only get you so far in storytelling...The whole lipstick on a pig approach is really not my bag. :)
With a decade of experience in this industry under the old belt now, you can trust that I take proper care of every project from start to finish. From concept development to delivery, I've got your back. I have embraced a wide range of creative adventures so not much scares me anymore. Please don't hesitate to reach out regarding any creative endeavor--would love to hear from you.
- Kalina Torino