Like most humans, I’m rather self centered, and thus, a site dedicated to me. To help offset the overwhelming pretentiousness, I do offer resources for the web, 3d, and graphic communities, along with occasional self deprecation. Enjoy!
I grew up in the Indiana wilderness; homeschooled through lower education and then attended Indiana Wesleyan University for the higher part. I have a bachelor degree (or two) in Computer Graphics and Photography.
After working a while at the WGM Media Department doing video production, visual effects, and motion graphics (including a documentary trip to Kenya), I freelanced graphic design and visual effects jobs for half a year. I was also visual effects supervisor for the award winning short film No Greater Love.
I spent a year and a half in the Cincinatti Ohio / Northern Kentucky area, doing design, illustration, motion graphics, and visual effects. Part of that time I was part of a museum art team, creating various visual effects and animations for displays. I also got to work a bit on historical instrument research and reconstruction, interactive kiosk design, and an awesome CNC machine!
Currently I reside just north of Detroit, Michigan, and work for Vectorform as technical director of the motion graphics department. While that’s my formal title, I do anything from poster sized CG illustrations to developing interactive graphical experiences. Thankfully I still get to do some 3D and animation, and am always keeping up with the latest CG tech.
I like spring and fall, but dislike the temperature extremes of winter (below 30° F) and summer (above 70° F). I suffocate when I’m not surrounded by grass and trees. I enjoy a wide range of folk and americana music genres…except country, which I loathe. The rest of my iTunes library is all traditional Celtic music, classical, UK pop bands, electro-swing, a bit of French, and an even smaller bit of Kpop.
To review my professional work, visit SymbolEffects.com for visual effects and production reels, or JohnEinselen.com for my photography, illustration, and design. You can also check out my LinkedIn profile, Coroflot, or my single credit on IMDB.
My free time, if there is any, is spent hacking away on any number of hobbies. You can find a lot of my personal projects tucked away on this site, including my music instrument collection, depressing poetry, and attempts at cooking up my own recipes. Various photos end up on flickr.com.
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