Wonderkind Studios has been kicking ass and taking names in the Chicagoland area for years, and, honestly, we can’t believe you haven’t heard of us yet. But here you are, asking for more. So let’s give the rundown: we do digital filmmaking and motion graphics, from concept to execution. We work as a team with our clients, knowing our ideas are better off when collaborating, and client ideas are probably better off with ours. Sometimes we work with brands directly, sometimes we work with agencies. We also have a lot of non-profit and documentary experience. If you aren’t sold yet, give us a call or come to our studio and we can chat more about how we can make your ideas look great.
Married to Suzanne, father of Victoria and Lauren. I love to bike and run, I’d rather wake up in a tent than my bedroom, I hope to bike across the US again someday, and I love visiting national parks with family. And oh yea, I’m a photographer and director, I’ve won some awards, and I travel a lot internationally for ad agencies and NGOs. I love being a visual storyteller. I co-founded wheels4water.org and hope the site tells the rest.
I like long walks on the beach and writing bios about myself. When not providing much needed mentoring to Jared as an older nerd/geek/dork myself, I enjoy editing, motion graphics, animation, web design... I'm that guy who you yell down the hall "LUUUUKE! My computer's not working again!" who comes and fixes it because he likes doing that kind of stuff... I have a loving wife and a goofy kid. They are the ones who keep me going every day and drive me to improve and succeed.
My passion for film began at a young age when I started filming and editing skateboarding using two VCR’s. This began an endless quest to understand the art of visual storytelling. My passions also include theater and script writing. I believe both help me to attain a better understanding of the human condition which translates into honest and exciting cinema. I do not understand why Luke and Jared have so much beef with each other. I'm impartial and dislike both equally.
I was mainly brought on to drastically lower the average age of the studio and raise its average height. I write scripts and copy, and tell people that no, in fact, I didn’t play basketball in high school. When not telling Luke he is doing something wrong or coming up with another underappreciated idea, I like to put on my stage persona, Jerry, and rock the stand-up comedy stages of Chicago in my quest to be the next Donald Glover and eventually become Ocean Spray’s national commercial spokesperson.
Being a motion designer is great and all, but the slack line lunch breaks balance out the day. Animation and design are probably the only things that can make me show up for a desk job. My passion for creating is translated through motion graphics, stop motion animation, and woodworking to name a few. When I'm not at work animating twice the number of frames as Luke or lifting heavier things than Steve, you can find me climbing a rock, ripping a mountain bike trail, or cruising on the motorcycle.