Mike Ricks

Animation & Motion Design

For almost 15 years I’ve been making stuff move on screen. I love opening up After Effects and massaging those keyframes to create high quality engaging videos. I’m based in Austin, TX, but can work remotely with anyone anywhere. Take a look at my work and if you like what you see, please contact me! I’d love to hear about your project.

Most recently I was a Motion Graphics Lead at McGarrah-Jessee and Rabbit Foot, where I worked on all sorts of videos for clients such as Whataburger, Frost Bank, Deep Eddy Vodka, KUIU, Costa, Gamestop, and many more. I got to work with some amazing creatives while I was there, which helped me improve my design skills and stretch my creative muscles.

Before that, I freelanced as an animator and motion graphics artist for 10 years. I’ve worked with clients big and small and had the pleasure of collaborating with some great studios around the Austin area, like TBD Post, Revelator, Shiny Object, and Great Job.

Some random things about me… I’ve played drums since I was 10 years old and love metal and progressive rock music. I enjoy playing video games (I’m on Xbox pretty much every night) and pinball. I grew up watching 90’s Nickelodeon cartoons and then watched Adult Swim every night during college. Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021, Space Ghost, Tim & Eric, Eric Andre Show, I’m a big fan of all that stuff.