3D and motion design content for the marketing of innovation

Production and/or Creative Direction services.
I have been doing remote work since 2006 !
My next availability is currently: June 2021

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Developing your business? looking for investors? launching a new product?

You often need to explain concepts, technologies or complex matters to an audience.

But you've got a problem:
Nobody cares.
Advertising is ineffective,
Presentations are boring,
People don't read,
Facebook/Google Ads are a budget blackhole...

To grab the attention of your audience, you must think like a media company and create delightful content with a subtly crafted marketing narrative.

This is what I do for my clients.
In an elegant style, yet combining advanced visual techniques. Some of my productions have been instrumental in influencing million-dollars strategic investments. In contrast, other clients hire me to create content for web, social media, youtube, digital signage, or conference displays.

Simple pricing,
No hidden subcontracting,
Projects delivered as planned,
Happy clients, since 2006.

How shall we work together?

Over the years, I have built a rigorous workflow, splitting projects in two parts, billed separately:
the creative direction and the creative production:

These types of engagements starts even before a brief is defined, as we go from "no idea" to execution with everything in-between. I also propose the Creative Direction alone (price: 15,000 - 25,000, 2-6 weeks), in case you want to do the production job in-house or with someone else.

Full productions

I have pre-defined 8 typical types of content to help you frame the options:
Prices are in CHF (equiv. to USD)

Motion design
Duration:

6 - 12 seconds

Music:

Optional

Voiceover:

No

A short animation based on illustration, photography or design, that captures attention like nothing else. Works well in series.

Ideal for:

Social media - Digital signage

Marketing Intention:

Entertain

Price:

1,500 - 5,000

Made in:

1 - 2 weeks

Motion design
Duration:

15 - 30 seconds

Music:

Optional

Voiceover:

No

Teasers are an opportunity to wow your audience in a short time. Consider them the equivalent of a poster advertisement. No script to debate here, so let's make a strong impression!

Ideal for:

Youtube . Social Media . Micro sites

Marketing Intention:

Inspire

Price:

5,000 - 12,000

Made in:

2 - 3 weeks

Motion design
Duration:

45 - 60 seconds

Music:

Yes

Voiceover:

Optional

Stage your product and give context to potential users. We care about motion grammar and visual signifiers. It is all about perception! Avoid voiceover (and script) for a nice cost-saving (better for muted playback).

Ideal for:

Web sites . Social Media . Digital Signage . Booth

Marketing Intention:

Convince

Price:

8,000 - 18,000

Made in:

4 - 6 weeks

Motion design
Duration:

60 - 90 seconds

Music:

Yes

Voiceover:

Yes

The most efficient communications product. Good explainers requires a paradigm shift unpleasant to most corporations: DON'T CLAIM, EXPLAIN. We stay away from cheesy graphics and take advantage of our strong scriptwriting skills. Good taste, strong result.

Ideal for:

Youtube . Web site . Social Media . Presentations

Marketing Intention:

Educate

Price:

18,000 - 40,000

Made in:

6 - 10 weeks

Duration:

60 - 120 seconds

Music:

Yes

Voiceover:

No

Highly creative productions for maximum impact! Run them on oversized screens to delight your audience on the "big day".

Ideal for:

Conferences . Installations . Micro-sites

Marketing Intention:

Entertain

Price:

10,000 - 15,000

Made in:

4 - 5 weeks

Duration:

-

Music:

Optional

Voiceover:

No

Helping your team build visual storytelling from your data. Best for PR, media relations, end of year reports, and communications at events.

Ideal for:

Micro-sites . Presentations . Installations

Marketing Intention:

Convince

Price:

Very dependent on scope.

Made in:

2 -4 weeks

Duration:

-

Music:

No

Voiceover:

No

3D design and rendering. Price vary greatly depending on model complexity. We can work from your existing CAD model.

Ideal for:

Online store (web, apps)

Marketing Intention:

Illustrate

Price:

2,500 - 9,500

Made in:

2 - 4 weeks

Duration:

15 - 20s

Music:

Yes

Voiceover:

No

3D animation focusing on the product and its features.

Ideal for:

Web and video

Marketing Intention:

Illustrate

Price:

2,500 - 7,500 (motion design only, based on existing 3D)

Made in:

1 - 3 weeks

Not sure which product is right? No problem!
Get a free 30-mins call consultation to avoid self-prescription.

Book a 30-mins (free) online consultation

Consultancy

Before any marketing, you need a product or service that resonates with the digital needs of users. Most current leaders are struggling with this, because of a generation gap. Thanks to my unconventional experience, I can surely bring you some eye opening perspectives!

Typical engagement:

A few weeks to a few months

Price:

6,000 per week (part-time retainers possible)

Branding is about the entire user experience: first impression matters, from your logo to your web site, and the visual language of your videos.

Typical engagement:

1 - 3 months (part-time)

Price:

Based on scope, usually 10,000 - 15,000

My clients are prestigious brands,
VC-funded startups and digital agencies

Many under long-term contracts and confidentiality terms.

Full client list

I am located in Nyon, in the region of Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Frequent Questions

Are you an agency?

No. I am not an "agency", although my clients are billed via my registered company in Switzerland. I operate as a hybrid between a design studio and a business consultant. There are advantages and inconvenience in working directly with someone like me; I recommend going to an agency instead if you operate in an environment that requires lots of meetings, validations or calendar uncertainties - I do not have any account management resources.

Do you have a team?

No. I am clearly the "lone wolf" type of creative and been working essentially alone for the past 15 years. But I do collaborate in teams of 2-3 persons with my clients of course.

Why is Motion Design important for marketing?

Because marketing communications is now performed through screens. And Motion design is the most complete storytelling art for screens of all sizes. This goes much beyond what "motion graphics" was, back in days of TV.

What are the budget levels of your services?

I mix time-based and fixed-price budgets. In fairness to my clients, I'm totally transparent on pricing and publish all my rates online (secret link for clients). In broad terms, most of my engagements and productions range between 5,000 and 80,000 CHF/euros/$. Low-cost exist for everything nowadays, so I'm totally ok if my services are not a good fit for you.

Do you have special prices for startups?

Yes! I am entrepreneur myself, so I know how hard it is to set budgets when you are not making revenues yet. So here is my deal: I'll help you out with a discounted working price, until your business is launched.

Are you looking for creative partners?

Yes. When projects require specific skills that I cannot meet, I may recommend other freelancers to my clients. I'm looking for partners with the following background: - Illustrators - 2D character animators - 3D character animators - Garment makers (apparel)

Do you do "collaborations" ?

Every year I do one or two projects at discounted pricing for work that supports my strategic development. In 2021, my focus is on 3D for the outdoor apparel industry.

What software do you work with?

My workflow is split among a long list of software, plugins, and custom-coded tools, using both Macs and PCs. I work primarily on Houdini, Zbrush, Clo3D, Cinema4D, Blender, Moi3D, Substance, Redshift, After Effects, and DaVinci Resolve.

Do you have experience with specific industry sectors?

I have worked multiple years on projects within the following industries: - Food and Beverages - Aerospace and Aviation - Intellectual Property - Pharmaceutical - Luxury Goods (Fashion+Consumer Electronics)

We have secret stuff. Can we trust you to keep it confidential?

Absolutely. As a long-time innovation marketing specialist, I am experienced with confidentiality and Intellectual Property. Indeed, a part of my work has always been about future products. So, beyond usual legal agreements, I have operating procedures for dealing with sensitive data (3D/CAD models, strategic marketing plans, future press releases etc.). And I do not sub-contract any of my work. That's much safer than any agency.

Why should we work with you?

I have an unconventional profile - mixing business acumen with both design and technical skills - which proved to be extremely beneficial on some types of projects, especially when you prefer to limit the number of people involved. Besides, despite my level of seniority, I am still driven by the passion for mastery and do enjoy the long hours of hands-on work - from modeling to writing code - which are mandatory in this creative field. Ultimately, I work with very few clients but many have been trusting me for years and consider me as part of their team.

E-books & Guides

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Nobody Cares, a framework to rethink your marketing

Blog Post

A story of hammer, funnel and wine tasting.

There was a time when "Seen on TV" = Truth and Trust. Can you imagine?!

Advertising is totally outdated. Let's shift to new approach.

Motion Design For Content Marketing

E-book

Creatives have usually a hard time explaining to their clients what they can offer. On the other end, marketers struggle to keep up with all the digital communications options available. This leads to bad expectations and difficult pricing.

In this guide, I am sharing how I help clients understand what products they actually need. Discover the full taxonomy!

The Motion Design Brief

PDF Guide

Good design cannot exist without a good brief. Over the years, I've defined a template specific to motion design.

The Motion Design Workflow

Webinar

Motion design is like cooking. Anyone can do it and there is an infinite amount of ingredients. But not everybody is a Chef! In this guide, I share the main recipes that led me to successful projects.

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