I'm Jessi, a versatile motion and graphic designer, writer, and nerd who loves cuddly animals, witty people and yummy food. Located in Atlanta, GA, I have a passion for visual harmony, innovative storytelling, and compelling concepts. I'm a SCAD Alum and have experience in motion graphics, animation, branding, graphic design, animation for web and mobile, and video production across media, interactive, and themed entertainment industries.
Feel free to contact me at jessi.esparza@gmail.com or using the contact form below.
Thank you!
Motion Graphics   |   Graphic Design  |   Art Direction   |   Editorial Animation & Illustration   |   Branding   |  Concept Development   |   Storyboarding   |   Character Design   |   Print Media Design   |   Large Print Design   |  Writing   |  File Management   |   Workflow Management   |  Cross-Functional Collaboration
After Effects | Photoshop| Illustrator | InDesign
LottieFiles   |   PowerPoint   |   Word  |   Adobe Acrobat   |   SmartSheets   |   Slack

Marketing Designer; Imagine Exhibitions; Atlanta, Georgia; 2022-2024
Design branding and marketing visuals for exhibitions such as Harry Potter™: The Exhibition and Discovering King Tut's Tomb, including graphics for social, video, print, and large format. Established processes and infrastructure such as the graphics request and review process, file organization, SOPs, and templates which streamlined production and timelines to keep pace with marketing demands.
Motion Designer; CNN; Atlanta, Georgia; 2015-2022
Motion designer on the CNN Digital Motion team 2019-2022,
Design Lead of CNN Snapchat Discover Channel 2016-2017;
Created editorial animation, illustration, motion design for interactive, show packaging, icons/logos and animation for a wide audience to effectively inform and educate. Additionally, managed production timelines and workflows for efficient output in a fast paced environment.

Creative Director; YATL; Atlanta, Georgia; 2017-2020
Developed expansive branding for YATL Live, a talk show with YA book authors at the Georgia Center for the Book. Connected authors with readers, advancing book sales and strengthening community.

Motion Designer; Glass Eye Screenworks; Atlanta, Georgia; 2012-2015
Designed and animated motion graphics for interactive media to engage retail audiences for major client AT&T. Worked with design leadership on motion graphics for pitch work and websites.

Freelance Motion Designer; 2011-2012
Clients included: Pure Hoopla, InterContinental Hotel Group/Coden Co., Matthew Pearl (Author);
Created motion graphics for websites, corporate presentations, and promotional material. Designed bespoke graphics for digital and print media,

Motion Design Intern; Blind; New York City, New York; 2011
Assisted senior design with completion of projects and pitch work, including storyboarding, 2D animation, and compositing
Freelance Designer; marketzero; Atlanta, Georgia; 2009-2011
Created graphic design and motion graphics work for broadcast, including projects for Comcast OnDemand. Aided on video production sets for clients such as the Lung Cancer Alliance Georgia and The Constellations band.

Bachelor of Fine Arts; Motion Media Design; Animation Minor
Savannah College of Art & Design
Atlanta, Georgia
Webby Award - Best Event in the Social category
CNN Election Night 2016