André Gordon
2639 E Pierson St
Phoenix - AZ- 85016
(646) 251 8683
andre@andregordon.com

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COMPUTER SKILLS
Final Cut Pro Studio - MAC
Adobe After Effects - MAC & PC
Adobe Photoshop - MAC & PC
3D Studio Max - PC

Apple Live Type - MAC
Apple DVD Studio Pro - MAC
Apple Compressor - MAC
Adobe Illustrator- MAC & PC
Adobe InDesign - MAC & PC
Microsoft Office - MAC & PC
Adobe Dreamweaver - MAC & PC
Corel Draw - MAC & PC

Proficient in both MAC and PC platforms



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Graphic Design & DVD Design and Authoring
Freelancer - 2003 / Present - New York, NY
/ Phoenix, AZ / Miami, FL
Art direction, video editing, color correction and motion graphics for clients such as McKinsey & Co., Kate Spade NY, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Liz Claiborne, Fifth & Pacific, Architectural Systems, Gilbane Construction, HDR Architecture, Extell Development, The Corcoran Group and Carolina Herrera.
Motion Graphics design and animation for "The Immigration Paradox", documentary from Mexican/American director Lourdes Lee Vasquez
Design and authoring of a DVD reel for Iranian/American video-artist Elahe Massumi.


Video Editing, Graphic Design & DVD Design and Authoring
Cyberbusters, Inc. - December 2002 / 2003 - New York, NY
Producer, editor, graphic design and DVD authoring of two half-hour videos/DVDs and one 6 min. short flim for the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisfere Region. Shot in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic and spoken in Spanish, these videos show IPPF's work with health care providers and gender based violence survivors in Latin America.
Producer, editor, graphic design and DVD authoring of a DVD of the ten year reunion concert of Brazilian pop band LUNI. Shot in São Paulo, Brazil in May 2002.


3D Architectural Rendering
Ricci Associates Architects and Planners - August 2001 / 2004 - New York, NY
Architectural modeling and rendering/perspectives for the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division renovation project, the Connecticut Appellate Court project and the Northampton County Courthouse project.


Multimedia Design, Video Editing & Animation
East Village Productions - December 1999 / 2002 - New York, NY
Editor on the 92 min. video “Teach Yourself How to become a Drag Queen 101,” starring Sherry Vine, and on the 48 min. version that was featured with great success in film festivals in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia (Brazil), Turin (Italy), Barcelona (Spain) and San Francisco.
Interface Design, programming and video compression for CD ROMs, design for CD, video and DVD covers, brochures and video graphics.


Animation & Multimedia Design
Zero&Um Midia Digital - November 1996 / September 1999 - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Animator and Interface Designer for CD ROMs, kiosks and Business Presentations for clients such as Chrysler, Lee, Unilever and major Brazilian companies such as Kibon, Garoto and Santista.


Graduate Course Teacher
Anhembi Morumbi University - July 1997 / December 1998 - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Taught Interface Design, Photoshop, 3Dstudio and Macromedia Director as part of the graduate course on Multimedia Design.


Animation & Multimedia Design
Imagics Multimidia - 1994 / 1996 - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Animator and Interface Designer for CD ROMs, kiosks and Business Presentations for clients such as Johnson&Johnson’s, BankBoston, Nestlé and Pirelli.


3D Animation
CGA Graphics - 1991 / 1994 - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Lead animator - worked basically with Crystal and 3D Studio 3.



EDUCATION
7 semesters at Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de Santos (Santos’ Architecture University).
Santos, São Paulo, Brazil

 

CITIZENSHIP
Brazilian and American.


Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Proficient in French and Italian.

 

OTHER INTERESTS

MUSIC
Founder of pop music group LUNI, performing with them between 1986 and 1991 in more than 200 shows all over Brazil. Recorded in their first album by Warner Music in 1988 as keyboard player, lead and backing vocal. In 1989 LUNI was nominated as best pop/rock group in the 2° Sharp Music Awards.
Performed with pop group Vexame between 1991 and 1994, recording in their first album by Sony Music in 1992 as keyboard player and backing vocal.

THEATER
Founder of puppet theater group XPTO in 1994. Performed with them until 1998 on the shows: “Buster Keaton against the Sentimental Infection”, “The Sentimental Infection Strikes Back” and “Kronos”. XPTO represented Brazil at the International Theater Festivals of Sibenik (Yugoslavia), Cádiz (Spain), Montevideo (Uruguay) and at the International Puppet Theater Festival of Curitiba (Brazil).