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Jerry Nelson

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motion graphics reel

I thinks it’s important to tell a great story and look good doing it.

I rock at motion graphics, illustration, 3d animation and editing.


I help make videos from script to storyboard, to post-production and finish.

Telling great stories with animation for awesome clients makes me smile.

Featured projects -
  • all
  • Motion Graphics
  • Editorial
  • 3D
  • Compositing
  • Storyboard
  • Illustration
  • Logo
  • Graphics
  • Sound
  • Print
  • Web
  • Digital Sign
  • Broadcast
  • Character
  • Typography

this keeps me busy:

Over the last 8 years I've earned a solid reputation for
motion graphics and editing

Concept & design
  • Scripting
  • Illustration & Asset Creation
  • Styleboards & Storyboards
  • 2D Character Design
Animation & Motion
  • Explainer Videos
  • UI Product Demos
  • Broadcast & Film
  • Web Banners
3D & Compositing
  • Logo Stings
  • Promos and IDs
  • 2D & 3D VFX
  • Tracking & Roto
  • Broadcast Commerical
  • Short Documentary
  • Music Video
  • Narrative

some important facts

Customer satisfaction is my first priority.

I have worked hard to gain satisfied clients around the U.S..

completed videos
satisfied clients
hours worked
awards won
cup of coffee consumed


Save time & money as I guide your project from concept to completion.


A good story starts with a solid foundation. Whether you need your napkin doodle turned into a outline or a script visualized into storyboards, I can start you off on the right foot and keep your audience engaged and entertained.

Research and Design

I like to bring together new techniques and design, mixing between live action, organic animation, stop motion, and 2DFX. Each project gives me the chance to think outside the box and push limits creatively and technically.


Contemporary problem solving, stylized storytelling, and 2d character animation is my specialty. I have worked with a wide range of blue-chip clients, small start-ups and various mom-and-pop shops to get them just what they need.


Whether it ends up on a broadcast spot on TV, on the web, or used internally. I'll make sure it's delivered with a proper color grade, voice-over, music, and sound design.

  • I would work with Jerry again in a heartbeat. Jerry is a perfectionist and it shows in the work he produces. His animation skills are top notch and he always met our deadlines. His demeanor is very laid back which makes working with him incredibly easy. I will definitely look to Jerry for future projects! Ryan Hoalt - Owner of No Limits Multimedia
  • Jerry is what I would consider the "perfect freelancer". I knew his work was outstanding based on his reel, so there was no surprise there. His quality personality and dedication to great design is what really boosts him to the top. I'm looking forward to working with him again in the near future. Shanaé Paulus - Art Director at THINK Televisual
  • Jerry Nelson is a very talented rock solid animator. It's a pleasure to work with him on projects. He is always is cool under pressure and delivers great results. Marco Morales - Sound Designer at Leo Burnett Interactive
  • Jerry Nelson is a dedicated and talented designer and animator. I have worked with him on multiple projects and even on those projects that last until the wee hours of the morning he stays positive and committed to quality of the final product. He is not afraid of having to learn new tools or techniques to reach a client or creatives desired result. I can wholeheartedly recommend him. Kurt Lawson - Visual Artist - Le Generateur
  • I had the pleasure of working with Jerry on my most important career assignment, i.e., my demo reel/manifesto. Jerry is a true professional - responsive and reliable; great at communicating; and is process driven while being creative (there are not many right/left brain people - Jerry's one of them). I look forward to working with him again, and highly recommend working with him. Jason Vargas - Principal at Burnham Park
  • I hired Jerry to originally create concepts for animated dream sequences for my feature film. What I got was a collaborator who expounded on my initial ideas and brought something new and exciting to my project that I wouldn't have ever thought of without his expertise. Jerry has a masterful knowledge of motion graphics and animation, and the way he was able to take my abstract thoughts and create something from initial concept through completion was truly refreshing. Mike Paulucci - Producer at Harvest (Feature Narrative Film)
  • Jerry Nelson is a talented and disciplined designer and animator. creatively, he has a unique style that originates, in part, from his thorough knowledge of the tools of our trade. Work-wise, Jerry's patient, and refreshingly 'no-nonsense'; willing to see through whatever's required, with a level of quality and efficiency that over-exceeds. in short, Jerry is EXACTLY the type of talent that you want on your team... Ben Poster - Director-Editor / Producer-Shooter
  • I worked with Jerry on several different ads in several different territories while at and I would say that over all he was one of the more reliable photographers we had on staff. I remember specifically clients contacting me regarding his service and expertise in photography. Aside from photography, I was able to watch Jerry grow from as artist, in more traditional mediums, in graphic design. He's a good guy to know and a proud of the work he does. I think that says a lot.. David O'Brien - Director of Digital Strategy, Mobile at Moving Interactive

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Jerry Nelson
Chicago Office
Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL 60625
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