Becky Nelson Design & Motion is the solo project of Becky Nelson, a Portland-based motion designer, animator, illustrator, and front-end web designer. Becky specializes in educational, editorial, and branding/marketing projects for small business. She is passionate about making good ideas better through collaboration and imagination.
Becky began her career as a comedy video director, working at The Second City in Chicago and later at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. She wrote, directed and edited episodes of the weekly Dutch news satire Comedy Central News for Comedy Central Holland. Her work on the mobile series Highly Dubious News was nominated for a MIPCOM Mobile Television Award at Cannes. She shot and edited the comedy sketch pilot Titled Sketch Project and spent a year working in the post-production department at Universal Media Studios. Her years in the improv trenches are apparent both in Becky's quirky aesthetic and in her approach to creative collaboration: always accepting the premise and finding ways to heighten it in order to best serve the story.
In 2009 Becky shifted her focus to digital design and animation. She volunteered at the incomparable public radio station KCRW, creating motion graphics to support their fundraising efforts. She worked as an interactive designer at digital marketing firm Fatfree Studio in Manhattan, leading the design on several global product launches for Roche. Armed with a healthy technical toolkit and experience working with companies both large and small, Becky went into business for herself in 2013.
Becky holds a B.S. in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University, and a graphic design certificate from Santa Monica College. Her favorite projects draw on her many technical capabilities while providing opportunities for creative problem solving. Her hobbies include public radio, detective shows, hiking, the New York Times crossword, and planning travel, both real and hypothetical.