About Motionographer

Since 2006, Motionographer® has been a vital part of the Motion Design community, acting as a key resource for visual storytellers to hone their craft, showcase their triumphs, and navigate the unique nature of the industry.

Our voyage of discovery has enabled us to curate the world’s leading creative content from exclusive interviews, in-depth articles, and featured stories, feeding back into the ecosystem we are so proud to support.

Motionographer® and its contributors are passionate about building a network of dynamic, disruptive thinkers, consistently pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, both in Motion Design and beyond.

Our passion is to uncover ‘unexpected inspiration’ and our mission is to share it with the world.


The Team

Carlos El Asmar
Founder
Bevin McNamara
Editor-in-Chief • Director / Curator F5
Millie Verastegui
Director of The Motion Awards
Claus Cibils
Director of Production and Creative Director
Jonathan Rousse
Director of Strategy and Communications
Alberto Hadyar
Creative Director
Veronica Cabezas
Director of Business Development
Vincent Diga
Art Director
Dorothy Lung
Social Media Manager
Hector Do Nascimento
Graphic Designer
Emmaleah Jones
Associate Producer
Paul Kress
Associate Producer

carlos@motionographer.com
Carlos El Asmar
Founder Constant Seeker

Carlos El Asmar is the co-founder of Motionographer. Since 2007, he nurtured the site’s growth
and expansion from sharing news and inspiring work to becoming the leading source of
inspiration for motion designers, animators, and visual storytellers of all kinds.

He masterminded the F5 Festival – a cutting-edge symposium of creatives, designers, artists
and thinkers from around the world – and The Motion Awards, the only awards show that
celebrates the full breadth of motion design.

Carlos is the former Executive Creative Director of NBCUniversal where he led the creative
services departments of news, sports, and entertainment networks that reached a worldwide
audience, informing and entertaining people from all corners of the globe.

He is a constant seeker, world traveler and reader. He is always striving for new experiences
and experimenting with new sensations; looking for unexpected inspirations.

Carlos’ motto is: my default setting is kindness and my biggest ambition is love.

bevin@motionographer.com
Bevin McNamara
Editor-in-Chief • Director / Curator F5 Sunset Warrior

As Editor-In-Chief of Motionographer and Director/Curator of F5, Bevin McNamara is on a path of exploration. Mining for new talent and cultivating a diversity of thought, she is mindfully collating a treasure map of unexpected inspiration.

An award-winning director, Bevin’s passion for documenting the human experience has led her on a lifelong journey through the creative arts. She has worked with some of the most prestigious names in film, television, and brands across the globe.

Energized by rock n roll, classic films, and long runs in the desert, Bevin thrives at the point where creative expression and heartfelt compassion collide.

As an iridescent thinker with a rebellious streak, Bevin’s mission is to meaningfully contribute to our visual culture.

millie@motionographer.com
Millie Verastegui
Director of The Motion Awards Love Sprinkler

As Director of the Motion Awards by Motionographer Millie oversees our global platform dedicated to the full spectrum of motion design.  Millie is an SVA alumni, a former Art Director of NBC’s TODAY Show and a two-time Daytime EMMY Nominated creative that has been impacting industry trends throughout her career.  Recently this native New Yorker, with roots in Peru, founded her own studio that highlights social and environmental challenges.

claus@motionographer.com
Claus Cibils
Director of Production and Creative Director International Storyteller

Born in Buenos Aires, raised in Caracas, and residing in New York City.  

Despite many geographical changes, Claus will forever inhabit the audio visual world. He brings his production, broadcast, branding, advertising, digital and social media marketing experience to Motionographer as Creative Director and Director of Production.

His motto, never the same color.

jonathan@motionographer.com
Jonathan Rousse
Director of Strategy and Communications The Why Guy

From San Francisco to Cape Town, Jonathan has worked internationally in corporate operations and non-profit development.  He holds a certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University and believes that creative brilliance lies within the exchange of diverse perspectives. Jonathan brings this mentality to everything he does for Motionographer and is inspired by motion designs unique capacity to create truly impactful messaging.

alberto@motionographer.com
Alberto Hadyar
Creative Director Illusionist

Alberto’s journey with Motionographer began as a hardcore fan turned Motion Awards Judge.  Born in Caracas, and Father of the Holy Trinity, Alberto is a creative leader with more than 25 years of experience in the motion graphics and VFX industry. He says that his passion for design is as limitless as his patience.  

veronica@motionographer.com
Veronica Cabezas
Director of Business Development The Connector

With in-depth experience in entrepreneurship, wealth management and marketing Veronica fosters key relationships and growth opportunities in line with Motionographer’s vision.  Veronica acts as an advisor for socially innovative startups and supports female entrepreneurship in New York City as a WeMentor. 

vincent@motionographer.com
Vincent Diga
Art Director

Vince began his partnership with Motionographer in 2008 on F5 and continues to collaborate with motion design houses on designs and illustrations for network and streaming platforms.

He carries a Moleskine sketchbook, Bic ballpoint pen, and a bar of Scharffen Berger Dark Chocolate wherever he goes.

dot@motionographer.com
Dorothy Lung
Social Media Manager Dragon Mother

Known as the Mother of #SocialDragons, Dot has been launching Instagram accounts for brands worldwide since the start of her career.  She has partnered with Motionographer on F5 and been on stages such as VidCon, Promax, Digital Design Days, and FITC empowering creatives to take over the world!

hector@motionographer.com
Hector Do Nascimento
Graphic Designer Game Changer

With over two decades of experience Hector has partnered with many movers and shakers in the industry including NBC, ABC, The Disney Channel, HBO and Sony Entertainment Television.  He considers himself a Motionographer groupie turned employee and could not be more excited to be a “member of the band” as our in house Graphic Designer. 

emmaleah@motionographer.com
Emmaleah Jones
Associate Producer Thoughtful Urbanist

Emmaleah is an urbanist and Fulbright scholar.  She has worked with 100 Resilient Cities in Semarang, Indonesia designing data-rich maps for the municipality and is involved in community placemaking in her own backyard, Brooklyn, NY.  She loves thoughtful design, making lists and then crossing them off! 

paul@motionographer.com
Paul Kress
Associate Producer Compulsive Epistemologist

As an Associate Producer, Paul Kress wears many hats managing the back-end of Motionographer.com.  He originally studied mathematics in Montreal before turning to the culinary arts, cooking his way back to New York as Chef-de-Partie at a two Michelin-star restaurant.  Paul has a passion for coding and design, as he believes love is in the details.