Designer, animator and art director Mike Slane has made the move to creative studio Exopolis, where he will oversee both broadcast and interactive campaigns for the multidisciplinary design shop. His first project out the gate will be co-managing a creative team on a project for Delta Airlines.
Mike Slane's portfolio, culled from a four-year career as a designer and animator at LA production company Motion Theory, spans work such as the HP "Hands" campaign via Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Nike spots through Wieden + Kennedy, Beckâ€™s Mad Magazine fold-in inspired music video for the track "Girl" the commercial "Wrapshear"for Reebok via mcgarrybowen, and spotwork for Emerald Nuts, Cadillac and Budweiser.
Slane was featured in an article entitled "Field Guide to Design Talent 2006" that ran in Step Inside Design magazine, and in 2004, he helped bring artist duo KozynDan's illustrations to life for the opening title sequence for that year's Resfest. Slane was recruited by Motion Theory fresh after graduating from California College of Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design. His entré into motion graphics came by way of photography, a discipline that continues to inform the motion work he touches.
"What attracted me to Exopolis was how the studio has one foot in broadcast and one foot in web, as well as the content possibilities that I could produce with that kind of specialty. I also liked that during one of my first interviews with Exopolis, someone referred to the studio as an "Idea lab"and since coming on board, I've seen those words put into action. At Exopolis, every project is treated as it if has a meaning and purpose. It's not just about selling something although the studio does that incredibly well it's about bringing as much art into a project as it possibly can."