2015 Demo Reel

Train "Cab"

Animation commissioned by the band Train to be used during live performances worldwide. It was primarily created using existing album art and was timed to the song “Cab.”

Butler Sales Meeting Intro

Animated sequence created for an introduction to a sales meeting video presentation.

Motion Comic

Comic book pages to which I was tasked to add motion with animation. The animations were created to be part of an online webisode series. Responsible for animation only.

It's That Tough!

Animated logo created for a series of DIY home restoration videos for RockSolid Floors by Inventiv Designs.

Tennant Sales Meeting Intro

Animated logo created for an introduction to a sales meeting video presentation.

Vibrant Technologies Intro

Animated logo created for introduction to an informative video for Vibrant Technologies.

RockSolid Floors DIY Video

Instructional video from a series of do-it-yourself videos for RockSolid Floors Deck Restoration created with Inventiv Designs. Acted as camera operator, as well as responsible for the video/sound editing, adding motion graphics, and rendering.

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Character Design & Illustration

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Coloring Book Illustration

Responsible for illustrating a 13 page coloring book to be handed out at live wrestling events. Each page was dedicated to a wreslter appearing in the show.

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Gatefold Brochure Design

Worked with Inventiv Designs to design a gatefold brochure for RockSolid Floors. This brochure was created to be a marketing piece to accompany a POP display in Menards.

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Photomanipulation for Retail Packaging

Responsible for taking existing photographs and manipulating them to create glamour shots that are prominantly featured on retail product packaging for RockSolid Floors.

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Photomanipulation for Sample Boards

Tasked by Inventiv Designs to take existing photographs and manipulate them for the purpose of being used on sample boards. These sample boards were part of a POP display for the RockSolid Floors Interior Floor Coating system..

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CD Album Art

Worked with the Minnesota band Key Lime Special to design a logo, as well as album artwork for their second album release, Musical Stampede.

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Logo Design

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Product Images

Photographed existing products as well as photomanipulated product packaging and labels onto photography of containers. Product images were used digitally for websites, as well as in print for catalogs and sell sheets.

Mike Thompson

My name is Mike Thompson, I am a designer and animator stationed in the Twin Cities. Since 2009, I have collaborated with clients in need of graphic design, branding, printing, marketing collateral, photo manipulation, motion graphics, and animation. I seek challenging opportunities and strive to produce unique and dynamic media. I look forward to hearing from you.