Keyframe: A Portfolio in Three Parts

by David Hotler

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PROTECTOR OF HOPE
BRINGING MEANING TO A COMMUNITY
I've spent 17 weeks over 15 years volunteering with Amor Ministries to build homes in Mexico. Homes that allow families to stay together.

Communities establish faith, allow us to trust, and create meaning; the ingredients for creating and protecting hope.

My role as a participant and then a site leader has shaped my worldview and perspective on the essential ingredients of communities, regardless of where they are in the world.
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ARTISAN MAKER
A DESIGNER AT HEART
I often push the limits of possibility through the process of design and creation. By not fearing failure, I learn to be vulnerable and take risks.

Communities that foster artisan makers are vibrant.

For me, artisanship is both a form of coming alive and a function of staying alive. I cook, I carve, I cut & paste, and I click over and over again.
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EXPEDITION MINDED
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TOGETHER WE THRIVE
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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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