DESIGN IS
MY GAME

Hello, my name is Craig Simpson. Welcome to my website. I am a graphic designer and community manager currently looking for opportunities in the major video game, esports, or entertainment industries. Here you can see my portfolio, learn about my past experiences, or reach out to me if you are interested in my skills. I am a recent graduate at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. I also have worked for the last six years for a growing premier entertainment center chain in Colorado as their graphic designer and community manager. I am also heavily involved in some of today’s hottest online games, most notably as a forum MVP for one of my favorite games, Overwatch. I am also an adventurer who loves to play games, go camping, and loves good stories. Here you will learn about my adventure and what my goals are as I seek my next great adventure.

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LATEST ART BLOG POSTS

Video

Community Content for Overwatch

This was a fun motion video project that shows my skills with Adobe After Effects. In the Overwatch player community, I have been seeing a lot of questions about a recent change to the game’s ranked competitive mode and this video works to address that.

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"Becoming Nicole" Film Title Cover
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“Becoming Nicole” Film Title Sequence

This video is a 2-minute film title sequence based on the biography “Becoming Nicole” by Amy Ellis Nutt, which tells about the life story of LBGTQ+ activist and actor Nicole Maines. The goal of this project was to create a series of moments of Nicole Maines’ life. This goal was accomplished through a series of publically sourced photographs, which were then sequenced to appear flying through a 3D space. This film title sequence demonstrates my abilities using the complex 3D animation tools of After Effects, audio editing, and video editing.

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Franklin D Roosevelt Fireside Chat
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Kinetic Type Video – Franklin D. Roosevelt Flag Day Speech

Pictured above: Franklin D. Roosevelt is giving one of his many fireside chat speeches during World War II. Source: Archive.org This video is a kinetic typography project where I created a 15 to 20-second video based on a famous speech. Only text was used and animated throughout the video. Considering recent events regarding police brutality and various

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Video

Community Content for Overwatch

This was a fun motion video project that shows my skills with Adobe After Effects. In the Overwatch player community, I have been seeing a lot of questions about a recent change to the game’s ranked competitive mode and this video works to address that.

Read More »
Video

Community Content for Overwatch

This was a fun motion video project that shows my skills with Adobe After Effects. In the Overwatch player community, I have been seeing a lot of questions about a recent change to the game’s ranked competitive mode and this video works to address that.

Read More »
"Becoming Nicole" Film Title Cover
Video

“Becoming Nicole” Film Title Sequence

This video is a 2-minute film title sequence based on the biography “Becoming Nicole” by Amy Ellis Nutt, which tells about the life story of LBGTQ+ activist and actor Nicole Maines. The goal of this project was to create a series of moments of Nicole Maines’ life. This goal was accomplished through a series of publically sourced photographs, which were then sequenced to appear flying through a 3D space. This film title sequence demonstrates my abilities using the complex 3D animation tools of After Effects, audio editing, and video editing.

Read More »
Franklin D Roosevelt Fireside Chat
Video

Kinetic Type Video – Franklin D. Roosevelt Flag Day Speech

Pictured above: Franklin D. Roosevelt is giving one of his many fireside chat speeches during World War II. Source: Archive.org This video is a kinetic typography project where I created a 15 to 20-second video based on a famous speech. Only text was used and animated throughout the video. Considering recent events regarding police brutality and various

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Illustration

“Kingdom in the Sky” Set Extension

A photographic set extension is taking multiple unique photos and combining them into a single composition and add in additional details and effects to create a unique setting. This is a common practice used in many video game and hollywood movie productions. For this project a scene of the Western Scotland Railway is combined with

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