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Michael Benedict is a motion graphics and multi-media designer based in Chicago, IL.

Designing|branding|writing|and animating
businesses of all shapes and sizes into existence.

My Process
Finding Opportunities

I'm the Creative Director and co-founder of the Tractatus Design Studio, based in Chicago, IL. For whatever media I'm designing, I'm always following this 4 pronged process. Whatever's one's particular design practice, it's important to know who you're designing for, as well as the limitations of your product juxtaposed with the needs of your users. No product is totally complete; keeping an empathetic mindset in conjunction with consistently expanding the bounds of iteration for your product or services will serve you, your users, and stakeholders in the quest for everlasting balance well into the future as our technology catches up to our vision(s) of expectation.

Discover the problem through product excavation and evaluation. This means attaining information through processes such as comparative analysis, user testing, interviews, observation + research.

the specific problem the product faces, utilizing the information attained through the discovery phase, then developing persona's and empathy maps to better address these specific problems for our specific users.

solutions to the problem(s) the users of the product are experiencing, testing those solutions, iterating on those solutions before entering the final delivery stage. It's important to keep in mind that through this developing process, communication between designers and front-end developers is crucial to the success of these iterations. Site maps + wireframes are the most important communication tools between these practitioners and should act as a conduit to bring fluency to the final design. If the architect can't draw a blueprint, the builder will simply not have the tools to realize their vision, deflecting from their common goal.

Deliver an iterated (or completely new!) version of the product with the implemented solutions intact. If the designer is doing their job, the translation into code + delivery of the product should be seamless. If all goes successfully, we sit and wait for a new, exciting batch of opportunities to present themselves 🎁 .

Let's connect

Have a project in mind? I'd love to hear about it!🐒 Please feel free to message me with any inquiries, and allow me 24 hours to respond. We, at Me, value your time, and look forward to speaking with you.

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What I bring...

As a multi-media designer

As a creator, I bring a unique combination of skills, experience, and perspective that can help elevate any brand or project to new heights.

First and foremost, I have a deep understanding of the creative process, from concept development to execution. I can collaborate effectively with designers, writers, and other creatives to bring ideas to life in innovative and engaging ways.

Additionally, I have a strong business sense and can balance creative vision with practical considerations like budget, timelines, and ROI. I am always thinking about the bigger picture and how our creative work can drive business objectives.

As a leader, I am passionate about building and motivating teams. I believe in fostering a positive and collaborative culture that encourages everyone to contribute their best work. I am also adept at communicating with stakeholders at all levels, from executives to clients, to ensure that our creative work aligns with their goals and vision.

Finally, I am constantly exploring new trends and emerging technologies to stay at the forefront of the industry. Whether it's experimenting with new tools or pushing the boundaries of traditional mediums, I am always looking for ways to innovate and inspire.

Overall, my unique blend of creativity, business acumen, leadership, and innovation make me an invaluable asset to any team or project.

As a motion graphics designer

Creative Design
I have a strong background in visual and graphic design, which allows me to create visually stunning and impactful multimedia content that engages the audience.

Technical Expertise
I have extensive knowledge of various multimedia tools and technologies, including Adobe Creative Suite, video editing software, and web development platforms, which allows me to create and deliver high-quality multimedia projects across a range of mediums.

Project Management
I am experienced in managing complex multimedia projects, including coordinating with multiple stakeholders and ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.

Communication Skills
I am able to effectively communicate with clients and stakeholders to understand their needs and goals, and translate them into effective multimedia designs.

Creative Problem Solving
I have the ability to think outside the box and find creative solutions to design challenges, which allows me to create unique and engaging multimedia content that stands out from the crowd.

Overall, as a multimedia designer, I bring a combination of creative, technical, and project management skills to the table, as well as strong communication and problem-solving abilities.

Let's Connect

I love connecting with folks who share the same enthusiasm for great design. I'm always open to new projects. Let's talk about how we can make your vision a reality.