Chris Averbeck

Minneapolis, MN



I have 20 years of professional experience working in NYC, Los Angeles and Minneapolis in the field of motion graphics. The majority of work I do requires me to see a job through from start to finish. This encompasses the entire process: Art directing/designing storyboards, leading a team of animators, directing live acton photo shoots, 2D/3D animation, and compositing. Aside from these capabilities, my design strength is the ability to step outside myself and create a style or concept that is unique and appropriate for the client. Throughout my career I have been the creative and animation lead on many diverse and challenging projects. This has motivated me to keep the designs fresh and evolve them to the next stage. And that is the main reason I enjoy what I do.

Work Experience (NYC, Los Angeles, Minneapolis)
Owner at AVERBECK.TV(2015-Present)

• Art Direction

• Motion Graphics

• Animation


Senior art director involved in all aspects of the creative process, from client management and concept development to design and production supervision

• Live action photo shoot director for COX Cable

• On-set post production supervisor for various projects

• Art director and lead animator for newtwork show opens (Who Really Discovered America, America Unearthed, Property Wars, Dig Wars, Feed the Beast)

• Designed and directed the Minnesota Original Show open that recieved an award from Promax/BDA


Freelance art director and lead animator involved with storyboard development, and production supervision

• Directed and codirected live action shoots for Wachovia Bank, Food Network and Treasure HD

SUPERFAD(Summer 2007)

Freelance Art director

MTV NETWORKS(February-April 2006)

Freelance art director and lead animator

• Developed the Viacom upfront video presentation for Madison Square Gardens

EYEBALL NYC(2005-2006)

Freelance art director and lead animator involved with storyboard development, and production supervision

• Participated on the new business pitch team, developing concepts and styleframes for new business

STARDUST STUDIOS(May-September 2005)

Freelance lead Designer and animator for Nike, ABC Sports, and Lipitor


Designer involved with network branding, animation, and UI design

• Developed the CBS network brand from 2001-2003

• 3d Designer for the Xbox 1 game user interface

• Developed looks for the Windows XP operating system

• Developed future UI prototypes for Microsoft

LARSEN DESIGN(1998-1999)

Web designer and developer

Client List




Best Buy

Travel Channel

Discovery Channel

CMT Channel

Food Network

History and H2 Channel




General Electric

Wheel of Fortune

ABC Sports



Art Director Skills

• over 14 years of hands on experience in motion graphics

• storyboard and styleframe development

• directing live action photo shoots

• 2D/3D animation

• technical and project management lead

• experience working directly with clients

• self motivated, good communicator

• able to balance great design with deadlines

• able to produce results independently as well as collaboratively with a team


After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, Indesign, CSS, HTML


BFA-Graphic Design

BA-Theater Set Design