Full name

Michael James Pisano


Motion-Graphic Designer/Illustrator


New York, NY



CNN Motion: Motion Graphics Producer 03/15-Present
Direct, design and animate videos for CNN Digital and Broadcast

The Araca Group: Graphic Designer 09/08-03/13
Design graphics used for merchandise, create program guides,
design custom illustrations and typefaces used for show branding

The Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo: Graphic Designer 01/08-06/08
Signage design and environmental graphics

CNN Digital Studios: Freelance Motion Designer

Comedy Central: Freelance Illustrator/Animator

MakerBot Industries: Freelance Designer
Design for print, UI, events and web

Kevin Slack: Freelance Animator
Gaslight Anthem: “Handwritten” (Prop Design)
The Bouncing Souls: “Coin Toss Girl” (Title Design)
Cursive: “This House Alive” Music Video
The Drought: Short Film (Title animation)
Gillian Visco “You Are a Mountain” Music Video

Orange You Glad: Freelance Illustrator
Xtrapulp: Freelance Vector Illustrator
Fillory Website: Character illustrations

GameplayHD Network: Freelance Animator
Señor Nugget: Writer, Co-director, Animator,
and Voice Actor for animations featured in the program

The School of Visual Arts NY, NY
Graphic Design 2007
BFA in Graphic Design

Adobe AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign, Cinema 4D

2018 Nominated for “Outstanding graphic design and art direction” , Emmy’s
2018 Best Enterprise/Investigative Video , Eppy
For Beneath the Skin

Animation, Design, Illustration, Art Direction, Voice Acting, Heavy Metal Guitar, Karaoke Master