Dan McNamara

28 Grover Lane E. Northport, NY 11731



School of Visual Arts

BFA , Computer Art/Dynamic Media

2002 – 2006

Best Overall Award in Dynamic Media for Senior Thesis


Accomplished video content creator with over 10 years experience creating visually compelling videos and motion graphics. I have expert-level proficiency with post-production tools such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop and Creative Suite. I am currently a Motion Graphics Artist at Complex Networks. My responsibilities are creating graphics for on-going series. I was previously Director of Internal Video at Ralph Lauren and was with that company since 2010. My key responsibilities were managing internal video production and post-production schedules, editing, managing video media, creating motion graphics, managing freelancers for final hand-off. Previous to that I was at the Onion News Network.

I created various independent video and animation projects that have been featured at Channel 101 NY(“Fantasy Metal”, “The Bear, The Cloud, And God”, “Amazing The Lion”), The New York Television Festival(“Lost Cities”, “The Calderons”, “The Bear, The Cloud, And God”, “Redeeming Rainbow”) My web series, “The Bear, The Cloud, And God”, has been seen on G4TV and Comedy Central. It was a featured cartoon on the most subscribed animation channel on youtube, Channel Frederator.

Professional Experience

Seriously.tv/Complex Networks

Motion Graphics Artist

06 / 2016 – Present

Created original photoshops, animated graphics package, and daily graphics requests for day-of production schedules in fast-paced comedy news environment. Helping produce six web videos a day including multiple photoshop-heavy videos and animated content.

Ralph Lauren

Internal Video Director

07 / 2010 – 06/2016

Created original video content, motion graphics, edited videos, interview designers and corporate employees, supply voice over talent, and help organize and oversee productions and budgets. Responsibilities include project management, production coordinating, video editing, and motion graphics design. Involved in pre-pro, production, post, and final hand-off of all video projects within the company for global distribution.

Onion News Network

Footage Coordinator/Lead Photoshop Artist/After Effects

08/ 2009 – 02 / 2011

Created Photoshop elements, video animations, and managed and gathered footage for The Onion TV Pilot, SportsDome. I also worked on videos for the website.


Editor/After Effects Artist

01 / 2006 – 08 / 2009

Worked with ad agencies to create fully animated test commercials for Grey Advertising, Y&R, and McGary Bowen. Worked directly with creative directors, account teams, and producers on strict deadlines.

Independently Produced Content

The Bear, The Cloud, And God


10 / 2009 – 03 / 2010

Created the Atom.com contest-winning web series that has been seen on G4TV’s Attack of The Show and Comedy Central.

Amazing The Lion

Editor/Visual Effects/Producer/Director

07 / 2008

Created a 5-episode animated web series for the independent Comedy Network featuring comedians Kurt Braunohler and Jon Daly.

Redeeming Rainbow

Editor/Visual Effects/Producer/Director

10 / 2007

The 5-minute cut was a finalist in Comedy Central’s Test Pilots Competition. The 22-minute cut was an official selection at the 2007 New York Television Festival. Featured comedian Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler.

SuperDeluxe.com “Penelope Princess of Pets”

Lead Editor/Special Effects Artist/Production Coordinator

02 / 2007 – 03 / 2007

Managed special effects shots, production staff and was the video editor for three 5-minute episodes for SuperDeluxe.com.

The Calderons

Editor/Special Effects Artist/Director

06 / 2006

Created a 22-minute tv pilot that was an official selection of the 2006 New York Television Festival and Festival du Cinema de Paris that featured comedian Kristen Schaal.