Michael Derry
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I am a story focused art director, illustrator, animator, and graphic designer experienced in every aspect of the creative process including brainstorming, conceptualizing, and writing. My work includes commercial and editorial illustration, concept art, storyboards, character design, animation, comic art, and graphic design. I have created animated characters, illustrations, and graphics for commercial agencies, books, magazines, comic strips, games, TV, movies, web series, and corporate eLearning modules.


I was Art Director for Plug DJ, a social media/music sharing website where users take turns being the DJ. I developed the overall art style for the site and lead the art team in the creation of 100’s of animated, dancing avatars, background environments, chat badges, and other graphic assets.


My comic strip “Troy” ran for fourteen years in alternative newspapers throughout the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, parts of South America, Australia, on LOGO's news site, 365Gay.com, and has been published in seven different collections. In 2011, I did an animated short based on the strip that screened in numerous film festivals throughout the world.


Clients include; KD Technologies, Pig Apple, Total Max Fitness, Equinox, Schmooze Public Relations, PBJS, Creative Impact Agency, Caboom Animation, WhittmanHart Interactive, The Woo Agency, Troika Design Group, Dole Foods, Paradise Greetings, Akalia Design, Bronx Born Films, SkySport & Spa, Bridge and Tunnel Communications, Makai Media


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