Utopic has added award-winning motion graphics artist Kevin O'Rourke to its roster of talent.
A graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design in Michigan, O'Rourke is a multi-disciplined artist whose motion graphics work brings his mastery of animation, digital and traditional illustration, special effects, contemporary and classic design, typography and cell animation to a diverse body of work in the commercial, broadcast and digital arenas.
Formerly a designer at Red Car/Chicago, the Grand Rapids-born artist's work has garnered national recognition across multiple platforms.
The AICP selected O'Rourke as a finalist in the Best Design category in 2010 for 'The Drop,' a design-driven piece featured in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
In 2012 he received another nod in the same category for NEXTEK' a spot out of Team Detroit, alongside Utopic's Ryan Gilbert and Joe Minick, for the spot they created for NBC5's 'City.'
O'Rourke also created the graphics package for New Animal Production's Emmy nominated programs 'Third Reich: The Rise and Fall,' and '9/11: Three Days After' for The History Channel.
He received the 2007 Caddy Award for 'Strike Team' - a self promotional motion design/illustration piece, and in 2009 he took home the Real Detroit Weekly Award for Best Cover Artist for the 'Best of Detroit 2009 Issue.'
"As an artist I really thrive on being part of a collaborative team, and Utopic presented a unique opportunity to work with full roster of talent - from editors, animators and FX artists to directors and sound designers," O'Rourke commented.
"It provides a creative environment without boundaries, and approaches each job as a collective with a shared passion and vision - and a very creativity-driven mindset that was very appealing to me."