About

ANDREW CORTESI

“Making mistakes is just

learning something new.”

H ey! I’m Andrew, an Animator, Interactive UX/UI Designer, Video Producer/Editor, and Singer.

I am a lover of movies, music, technology, Pixar style animations, user friendly UI, and carefully thought out visual storytelling. I like to stay organized, detail oriented, and I’m always trying to think differently and go beyond what is expected of me.  When it comes to my skills, I regularly learn new things on my own.  I think it’s important to remain well rounded and explore what you don’t already know. This helps me to easily adapt to new technology and tools.

With over 8 1/2 years of experience in the marketing and entertainment industries, my current career objective is to fill the role of an Animator, Editor/Producer, Art Director, Designer, or a similar position.

When I’m not basking in the glow of the computer you can find me singing bass in a barbershop chorus, traveling to exotic places of the world, riding my Boosted Board, and over analyzing my favorite films, movie trailers, and TV shows.

Check out my work experience below!

SPRINGBOARD UX DESIGN COURSE
  Fall 2016

AARON SORKIN SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS
  Summer 2016

JUNE WRIGHT – CHARACTER DESIGN COURSE
  Spring 2015

PALETTE AND CHISEL PORTRAIT DRAWING AND FIGURE DRAWING
  Winter 2014 – 2015

INDUSTRIAL SCRIPTS ONLINE SCREEN WRITING COURSE
  December 2014

UALBANY STILL LIVES DRAWING COURSE
  Spring 2013

VANARTS PIXAR MASTER CLASS WITH MATT LUHN AND ANDREW GORDON
  June 2011

ORGANIZE AND LEAD “CHICAGO CREATORS” MEETUPS
  January 2017 – Present

HOST “SPEED FRIENDING” MEETUPS
  April 2017 – Present

WORKED WITH THE CTO TO DESIGN THE INTERACTIVE DESIGN FOR THE FULLY DYNAMIC CAR CONFIGURATOR AND REPAIR SERVICE PRODUCT(S) THAT WERE BOUGHT BY GENERAL MOTORS.
  January 2016 – December 2016

SOLELY LEAD ALL CREATIVE NEEDS FOR VIDEO PRODUCTION AND AND MOTION GRAPHICS ANIMATION AT LIQUIDUS MARKETING
  March 2015 – January 2017

OVERSAW THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIQUIDUS AND POST UNIVERSITY BRAND/VIDEO TEMPLATES FOR INSTRUCTIONAL AND PRODUCT DESIGN
  May 2013 – March 2015

LEAD SEVERAL INTERNS THROUGH THE PRODUCTION PROCESS/ASST. ART DIRECTION AT UALBANY AND LIQUIDUS
  January 2012 – Present

INTERVIEWED AND HIRED POTENTIAL DESIGN CANDIDATES AT POST UNIVERSITY AND LIQUIDUS
  May 2013 – Present

PRODUCED, DIRECTED, EDITED AND WROTE THE TV SHOW “IC EVERYWHERE” – FROM CASTING TO PRODUCTION
  Fall 2009

HUICHOL ANIMATION PREMIERED AT THE KAMPO MUSEUM EXHIBIT IN KYOTO, JAPAN
  January 2010

Skills and Tools

Here are some things I’m proficient in.
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Video

Final Cut Studio 7 and 10, Compressor, Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Premiere, Element 3D, Basic Cinema 4D

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Design

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,  UI/UX, HTML & CSS, Product & Interactive Design, WordPress, Dreamweaver, LightRoom, Basic Axure, SketchBookPro, Flash, *Learning Sketch*

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Equipment

HDV, Canon DSLR 5D, C100, and DJI Osmo, DJI Mavic, GoPro Hero5 Black, Lighting, Audio Setup, On Location and Studio Shooting, Photography, Boosted Board

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Sound Mixing and More

ProTools, Audition, Finale, Audacity, Blue Yeti Pro Mic, Microsoft Office, Captivate, Mac/Windows OS, IT Experience, QNAP and Drobo Server Setup and Maintenance

Andrew contributed significantly on creating amazing design work for both video and UI design/interactions. He consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and is ready to deal with difficult situations and solve the problems on time.

Donna BecerraManager of UX/UI - Liquidus Marketing

Andrew is a fantastic creative talent! He is a whiz with motion graphics and gives his all to every project. I very much enjoyed working with him.

Paul MillerDirector of Digital Media at UAlbany

He is very adept at Final-Cut Pro. We tasked him with editing a large amount of video for shows such as Top Chef, Real Housewives, and more. He got the Bravo voice and tone, and has a great eye for detail.

Sonia BarlowInteractive Producer

Andrew is extremely creative and focused, particularly in his motion graphics and animation work. He was both my teaching assistant for the Motion Graphics & Animation class at Ithaca College.

Mara AlperAssociate Professor at Ithaca College

Andrew proved to be vital to the team. He was a terrific person to work with and I would recommend him with any project that requires the very best in designer execution. He always takes care of the job.

Donna BecerraManager of UX/UI - Liquidus Marketing

I hired Andrew to make an animation for my online course about water entitled "Water = Life". He took copy I supplied and created a compelling, evocative animation, which people have responded to very strongly.

Mara AlperAssociate Professor at Ithaca College