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Motion Graphics Design, Design, Video Editing & Production, Art Direction, Concept Building, Storyboarding, Illustration, Stop Motion Animation, and Teaching

I am an artist, animator, and designer that enjoys creating experimental art and short films. From a young age I was inspired by my father, Daniel Cascardo, who is a painter and fine artist. I learned the value of the community in art from his creative practice. I have had the opportunity for my work to screen in a variety of film festivals and have been able to create freelance work for various organizations, small businesses, and musicians. I commonly incorporate my passions for the environment, science, spirituality, and mental health into my work. One of my recent pieces is an immersive installation within a Detroit attic that glances into an optimistic environmental future.
 

In 2017, I received my BFA in Entertainment Arts with a focus in Animation from College for Creative Studies. I work in Detroit as a Motion Graphics Designer for an in-house agency within the Rock Family of Companies. I am also an Adjunct Professor teaching 2D Digital Animation at College for Creative Studies.

 

I greatly enjoy volunteering, having volunteered for organizations such as: Art Action ExperienceveryniceArts & Scraps, Forgotten HarvestThe Royal Oak Environmental Advisory, Alternatives for GirlsFriends of the Rogue, The Detroit Zoo, Read to Child Inc., Keep Growing Detroit, and UMDF.

 

I was born in Chicago, IL and grew up around Metro Detroit Michigan. I come from an Italian-American family with a father and mother who each run their own small businesses. I am married to my loving partner of ten years, together we home my brother-in-law, a rescue dog, two rescue cat brothers, and an orange betta fish. I love frogs, rad tunes, chocolate covered strawberries, sunflowers, MAPPY, thrifting, backpacking, stargazing, graphic novels, biking, and yoga.