Keyframe: A Portfolio in Three Parts

by David Hotler

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EXPEDITION MINDED
TOGETHER WE THRIVE
I spent 13 days surviving the backcountry of the Adirondack Mountains in New York state during my final year of secondary school.

Communities that share in tough times are resilient.

The expedition shaped how I view my place on a team and began the development of my expeditionary mindset; multi-functional, curious, and resourceful.
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ADVENTURE SEEKER
WANDERING BUT NOT LOST
I seek adventure to find who I am when it really matters. I climb mountains, I swim in open waters, and I've jumped out of airplanes.

Communities need wanderers that seek adventure and return stronger.

Nothing is permanent in life and we all find our way and make meaning from what we find. The journey of life is the destination.
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The work that I have done professionally embodies the principles and values I hold close to my heart. I am an artist.
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PART ONE: WHO AND WHY I AM
PART TWO: THE WORK THAT SHOWS IT
PART THREE: WHERE I AM GOING NOW
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Digital Media Producer
Equity Builder
Podcast Producer
Inspiring Innovator
Trusted in Industry
Facilitator of Creativity
Change Manager
Experience Designer
Thought Leader
Event Director
Change Multiplier
DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER
FREELANCE DESIGNER
As a freelance digital media designer, I worked with small companies to build brand identity and marketing assets for their media campaigns; the foundations of a patron community.
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Tools used: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Audition.
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Eye Glass People struggled to explain what their product is and how it is different in their market. We built this visually rich explainer animation to outline their product-market fit.
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Jeremy Gordon, a retired USAF Fighter Pilot, wanted to help new recruits and active-duty military service members pass their fitness exams. We worked together to build his complete business brand.
I built all the visual assets he needed for his mobile app.
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I made this visual animation to show what new customers would get with a subscription.
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Tools used: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Audition.
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I designed this versatile logo to show the active nature of Afterburner.
EQUITY BUILDER
ACCESS FOR ALL
Many students today struggle to escape the injustices of a system designed to hold them back.

Strengthening creativity skills and access to the technologies and people that foster them is one way that communities come together to create equity.

I supported Hampton City Schools teachers and students in the initial rollout of more than 12,000 iPads, a 1:1 initiative funded by grants from the state of Virginia.

The result was a student population with access to the same tools for creativity and learning as everyone else.
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PODCAST PRODUCER
MORE THAN 17,000 DOWNLOADS
Sharing knowledge is critical to the collective strength of the global education community.

As a coach and teacher trainer, I was tasked with sharing knowledge and connecting educators to build that collective strength.
My first podcast, Level Up Learning, aimed to engage and inspire educators with stories about current strategies and research in education. Later, I produced a show, The Press Release, that gave a platform to the voices of authors and educators.

The result over the combined 4 years the shows were live was 17,000+ downloads of more than 35 episodes.
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