HUGH SANSOM 135 Eastern Parkway 10L — Brooklyn, NY 11215 — 917.604.4844
Over 15 years in video, film, interactive media, photography and print. Direction and design in still and motion graphics. Expertise in leading digital content development. Dual–national (U.S., U.K.). Member: AIGA, BDA, NYNMA, IFP.
CLIENTS Ad agencies, publishers, video post houses, high tech firms: e.g., Showtime, CourtTV, the NBA, IBM, 3Com, Harvard, Nissan, Paramount, Sony, Hill Holiday, OgilvyOne, Houghton Mifflin.
EXPERIENCE GravityLens Design — Visual Effects 2001 – 2008
Consulting Art and Creative Director; clients include Showtime, Court TV, National Geographic, JP Morgan Chase, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz, PR Newswire, and many others.
  New Line Cinema — Interactive Media 2000
Senior Art Director; collaborated with directors (e.g., Lars von Trier) for film sites; evaluation of e–commerce and broadband tools.
  Ogilvy & Mather — Senior Art Director 1995 – 99
Directed and designed new media and motion graphics for web ad campaigns; 3D modeling / animation; managed illustrators and writers.
  Greco Ethridge Group — Design, Development 1998 – 99
Art direction and development for advertising. Award–winning site for Business Marketing’s 1998 Agency of the Year.
  The DI Group — Graphic Design & Production 1995 – 98
Producer and designer for new media, video, and animation.
  Paramount Communications— Tech. Illustrator 1993 – 94
Created art manuscript for math texts; Research, copyediting.
  Houghton Mifflin — Editor 1990 – 93
Edited and wrote for texts in math and reading.
EXPERTISE Motion graphics and special effects in 2D and 3D for web and broadcast using leading tools: Flash, After Effects, Discreet Combustion, Lightwave, 3ds max, Director, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator.
  Creative and marketing strategy for new and convergent media, especially for entertainment and advertising.
  Project Management, supervision of illustrators, copywriters, production artists, and junior designers; expertise in MS Office and MS Project.
  Information design for interactive media, including consultation on and evaluation of alternative solutions; Interactive design; info architecture.
  Print design for books, periodicals; cover design; handmade books; advertising; experience in high tech and the arts; Quark Xpress.
  Skills in research and writing; knowledge of the arts and sciences, with degree work in philosophy, physics, and math.
EDUCATION Massachusetts College of Art study in design, drawing, photography; 1995 application–only workshop with Pulitzer prize–winning poet Galway Kinnell.
  Massachusetts Institute of Technology M.S., Philosophy 1989 Thesis: Can Future People Have Rights? Research in ethics, politics.
  Cornell University A.B., Physics 1987 Extensive coursework in the sciences, math, and philosophy.


– Rare Gallery, May – August 2007.
Chisel. Photoessay, 2005
– Chain. "Drug Facts", photo–textual essay, 2004
– Directed "The Second Coming".
– Compositing/animation for Andreas Tröger’s 911.
– Nov. 2002, MEDIA[LESS]MEDIUM at The Boston Center for the Arts.
– Sep. 2002, The Second Coming screens at The Kitchen, NYC.
– Spring 2002, 911 shown at the Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
– Spring 2002, "The Second Coming" at The Collective Unconscious, NYC