Becky Nelson is a Portland-based designer specializing in illustration, motion graphics, and front-end web design. She began her career as a video maker, 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.
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. She currently runs her own design business, working with clients to add a bit of whimsy to their marketing materials. Becky holds a B.S. in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University, a graphic design certificate from Santa Monica College and is pursuing an illustration certificate at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She recently completed the Basic Climbing Education Program through the Mazamas in Portland, which was mostly terrifying but totally good for her.
Becky's favorite projects are the ones that allow her to research, write, draw, make jokes, then put on headphones and bang out the technical work herself. Her hobbies include public radio, detective shows, hiking, the New York Times crossword, and planning travel, both real and hypothetical.