Michael Hartmann

animator - illustrator - designer - UX



I've been an artist my whole life. As soon as I could hold a pencil, I was drawing. I have been working professionally as an animator, illustrator, designer and developer since 1999, yes pre Y2K. I started with Photoshop 3.0 back in 1994! I studied engineering and later animation and design when I was in school with a minor in music. I have had the privilege of working with several major organizations in my career including, AT&T, Anhueser Busch, Cartoon Network, Disney, Energizer, Hostess, Joyce Meyer Ministries, Lockheed Martin, Lucas Film, Metlife, Microsoft, Monsanto, Nickelodeon, Purina, Scottrade, the U.S. Airforce, Warner Brothers and many more.








After leaving Avatar I started working freelance and continue to. I have been doing animation and motion graphics, illustration, web design and development along with interactive branding. I worked with several companies including Microsoft, HR Block, Sara Lee, Solutia, Redman & Timberwolf.

2020 - 2017

Cepia LLC.

Multimedia Designer/Developer

At Cepia I have worked on storyboards, animatics, illustrations and motion graphics & animation for web and TV. Design and development of individual toy brand sites, corporate websites and multimedia presentations. Also concept development for future products.


Banyan Comunications


While at Banyan, I had the privelege to work with the CDC and Boystown on severl projects. My primary role was storyboarding, animation and illustration. I also worked on designs for web, interative and print.

2010 - 2016

Joyce Meyer Ministries

Senior Web Designer

Though my title at Joyce Meyer Mintries is Senior Web Designer, I have also done web development, animation & motion graphics, interactive and social branding as well as print design.

2005 - 2009

Avatar Studios

Interactive Designer/Developer/Animator

Avatar is a video production house. While there I worked on websites design & development, interactive campaigns, animation for web and broadcast. Had the pleasure to work with a diverse range of clients like MetLife, Energizer, AT&T, Anheuser Busch and Hostess.

2003 - 2005


Interactive Designer

Mid-Tec was a government contract company that worked with the U.S. military. My main role there was working on content for online education portal, creating animations and working on the UX for their site. I also worked on broadcast animation (2D & 3D) for the Missouri National Guard, the U.S. Air Force as well as Lockheed Martin.

2000 - 2003


Interactive Designer/Animator

Trendmaster was a St. Louis based toy company. While there I worked in animation and design for interactive toy-lines and TV commercials. I later moved into web development and Flash programming. I got to work on some amazing licenses like Harry Potter, Star Wars and Godzilla to name a few.



  • All
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Animation



618 806 7946



Troy, IL 62294, US

Thanks for checking out my resume. For more of my work hit the link below to my main website, mojomann.com. I would love to hear from you.