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UMass Dartmouth design alumnus creates Olympics animation

UMass Dartmouth alumnus Nick Francis won't be heading to the Winter Olympic Games this winter, but his work will.

UMass Dartmouth alumnus Nick Francis won't be heading to the Winter Olympic Games this winter, but his work will. Francis, a broadcast and graphic designer, has been contracted to produce a 30 second logo animation for the television broadcast of this year's Winter Olympic Games. The animation will play on several large plasma screens behind the medals podium in the Olympic piazza as the introduction to a live performance held before each medals ceremony. The animation will be a staple image, viewed by millions for the duration of the games.

Francis completed his undergraduate degree at UMass-Dartmouth as a design major with a concentration in electronic imaging and graphic design. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design, graduating at the top of his class. Currently, Mr. Francis is a self-employed broadcast and graphic designer in the Southcoast area. With local, regional and national accounts ranging from Gardner Realty, Big Picture, AT&T, and, CyberTrust. Francis has found a steady workload producing commercials, logos, corporate videos and photography.

His broadcast and film work has been shown at Siggraph, as well as the Cannes Film Festival. His print work has been on display in the May Poetter Gallery (Savannah, Georgia).
 

Author:  "Harvey Goldman"
Date:  22-Feb-2006
Department:   Design

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