Dorian Compo began his career in Detroit, Michigan, working as designer and producer at Universal Images, a postproduction environment in which he created large-scale projects in 3D for broadcast development. He worked on a creative design team in close relation with agencies such as JWT, BBDO, and Donor, to bring ideas from concept to fruition.
Educated in design and animation, Dorian received his BFA in Animation & Digital Media from the Center for Creative Studies in 2003. In 2005, he relocated to Los Angeles to further his career as a designer/director by accepting a position at yU&co of Hollywood, California. Developing creative content for companies, such as HBO, Cinemax, SciFi, and Nike, he quickly made a statement with his unique style and design aesthetic. In November of 2005, Dorian joined Firstborn as a creative producer to help develop the newly founded Firstborn Los Angeles office. His efforts helped to jump-start Firstborn LA, which was quickly recognized as an integral interactive design firm in the Los Angeles area. His knowledge of 3D, motion, visual effects, and design shown through in the award-winning interactive marketing initiatives created for such clients as Saatchi & Saatchi LA, Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive campaign, Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ HP campaign, and Secret Weapons’ Honda is Helpful campaign.
His broad knowledge of multimedia and technical capacities is evident from projects of every level, displaying fine attention to detail and pushing boundaries in every effort. His work has appeared in magazines and hard-cover books, such as Digit, EFX Art & Design, Layers, Texturing Concepts & Techniques, and Exploring Motion Graphics. His design and direction style can be seen across the globe.Dorian is proficient across multiple design platforms, such as 3D (Autodesk’s Maya and 3ds Max), 2D (Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), Motion (Adobe’s AfterEffects, Apple’s Shake and Final Cut), and Interactive (Adobe/Macromedia Flash). His work can be seen online at www.loyaltydivision.com.
Dorian currently works full time as a video game designer and in his spare time creates motion graphics for broadcast and film development. He has also produced an award-winning script that is being adapted into a graphic novel scheduled for release later this year. Dorian is also working on other properties that will be developed into the graphic novel format. You can view his recent activities on his blog at www.loyaltydivision.com/blog.