Todd Sines is an autodidact director, creative director, and maker, immersed in the art & science of brand DNA, experience, and engagement, through conceptual thinking and multi-channel delivery  with  impactful execution.

Over the last 30 years, Todd has led award-winning creative, production, and post for multinational campaigns & projects, commercials, social media, branding, mobile, digital, film & television, experiential and art installations.

+ SCALE                                        Creative Director                                          1999–present
Lead strategy and creative direction for all projects; directing, art direction, design, typography, editorial, motion design, VFX, animation, compositing, sound design, and music composition. Built and managed a team of external and in-house art directors, writers, animators, compositors to realize concepts; supervised production crews for extensive video campaigns. Clients: Nokia, HBO, Lacoste, NBC Comcast, Nine West, Nicole Miller, Stoli, MTV, A&E, Sennheiser, Manfrotto/ALU, RSA Films, Apple, Burton, Limited, Victoria’s Secret, GE, Mtn Dew, Hennessy,, Sloan Pharmaceuticals, Sisley, Tsvetnoy, V Magazine, Intel, DefJam, Electronic Arts, inventiv, Cialis, Olive Garden, Diesel, Diane von Furstenberg, Empowered by You, StyleSaint.
Pratt Institute                        Adjunct Professor                                         2018–Present
Instructed Sophomores and Juniors techniques in digital storytelling via 2D + 3D digital compositing and prototyping to undergraduate classes using Nuke, Resolve, Maya, After Effects, Cinema 4D, and Sketch.
1FUTURE                                        Creative Director                                        2012–2020
Creative direction, design, editorial, post-production, and site UI/UX/Dev for 1FUTURE, a creative studio for social justice and change. Short-form storytelling of South African apartheid victims, Hiroshima bombing survivors, creative disruptors, and social justice leaders in arts and media. Branding and identity, digital and print campaigns, video content, site design + development, event outreach.

SIPPA                                                   Chief Creative Officer                     2016–2018
Creative direction: branding & identity, mobile app & portal UI/UX, marketing, pitch decks, video content production and direction for grant applications, yielding $2.4M in funding.

Zippy                                               Chief Creative Officer                          2015–2017
Creative direction: branding & identity, mobile app & portal UI/UX, marketing, pitch decks, video content

V Agency                                  Freelance Art Director                         2011–2016
Creative direction: video content and production for Sisley, Tsvetnoy, CR Fashion Book, V Magazine, V Man

Miramax                                    Senior Art Director                                      2003–2008
Creative direction and production: print, film, and television for Sin City, Cold Mountain, Pokémon, Transamerica, The Matador, Hannibal Rising, Finding Neverland, Miss Potter, Proof, The Great Raid

Palm Pictures                    Senior Art Directo r                                   2003–2004
Art direction for Spike Jonze’s Directors Label series; advertising for Palm Pictures and RES magazine
The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts 1996, MFA continuing studies 1997-1999
Course studies in architecture, art, design, philosophy, photography, sound synthesis. 
Graduate-level studies in procedural 3d animation and visual effects.
Operational: brand strategy, creative brainstorming, conceptual, collaboration, organization, research & development, trends, lifestyle, culture, RFP/RFQ/briefs, budgeting, pitches & presentations, written and spoken communication, constructive feedback, client experience, project troubleshooting.
Disciplines: Film/digital cinema, broadcast television, commercials, mobile, advertising, 360° digital, interface design, print, email campaigns, in-store display, projection mapping, social media platforms
Software: Mastery of Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere; Nuke, Houdini, Maya, Cinema 4D, Davinci Resolve, RealFlow, Mocha, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Avid ProTools, Figma, Sketch, Microsoft Office, Google Workplace, Midjourney AI generation tool. Platforms: Facebook, WordPress, Editor X, SquareSpace, Vimeo, YouTube, WIX. Code: CSS, HTML, PHP + Java/Javascript. Proficient on Mac, Windows, Linux OS.
Film production: Arri, RED, Blackmagic, Canon, Nikon, Sony, DJI digital cameras. Own, operate, and have full working knowledge of Arri Alexa, BlackMagic 6K, Canon 5D MKIV digital and Moviecam SL, Arri IIC 35mm film cameras. Zeiss T2 Standard Speed, Zeiss Super Speed, Contax, Canon prime lenses, DJI Inspire 2 + Matrice 600 drones, Ronin gimbals and wireless follow focus systems; O’Connor fluid heads, Libec jib, Dana Dolly, Matthews Doorway Dolly, Arri HMI, Aputure LED lighting, rigging.
Audio: mixing consoles, digital and analogue audio, reel to reel tape machines, modular, analogue and digital synthesizers, guitar, bass, drums, keys, outboard effects; plus repair, assembly, and design.
Artist CV
Interval - Film + live soundtrack performance, Cutlog Art Fair, Clemente Soto Vélez, New York, 05.2014 Turf presents, Cutlog Art Fair, Clemente Soto Vélez, New York, 04.2013
Apocalyptic Shift, Eyebeam, New York, 04.2012

Awards + Nominations
2010 The Kids are All Right; Oscar Nom, Best Picture: Dir. Lisa Cholodenko; VFX Supervisor Todd Sines. 2010 Between the Folds; Peabody Award, Independent Lens, Dir. Vanessa Gould; Art Director Todd Sines The One Show Gold Pencil, Communicating Arts – Interactive awards.
Columbus Society of Communicating Arts – Awards of Distinction and Merit, 1995-1999

Publications + Appearances
2015 Subotnick Director Robert Fantinnato, Producer, co-direction, cinematography
2015 The Underground is Massive Author Michaelangelo Matos; Photography and story contributions 2014 I Dream of Wires Director Robert Fantinnato, Producer and story contributions
2012 Source of Uncertainty / River to River, Clocktower Gallery, Morton Subotnick; co-direction, film 1999 Techno Rebels Author Dan Sicko, story contribution

Performed, curated, and organized* over 500 dates in London, Berlin, Køln, Düsseldorf, Munich, Reykjavik, Vienna, Geneva, Basel, Zürich, Paris, Lyon, Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona, Lloret de Mar, Milan, Moscow, Malta, Tokyo, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston.
Aoyama Zero, Zero Project: Tokyo + Hiroshima, Japan, 11.2019
The End IV w Suzanne Ciani, Cyrnai, Interval, Artefactos de Dolor: Detroit + Brooklyn, 05.2019 * Crystal Cave, Soft Leather w Hiroko Yamamura, Rec Center w Bana Haffar, Los Angeles, 01.2019 WWW w Suzanne Ciani, Richard Devine: Tokyo, 11.2018
The End III w Cindytalk, Das Ding, Eric Random: Detroit + Brooklyn, 05.2018 *
HELIC.AL presents: Interval, Artefactos de Dolor, San Francisco + Los Angeles, 01.2018 *
Synthposium - HELIC.AL night: Todd Sines, Artefactos de Dolor, Interval: Vinzavod, Moscow, 09.2017 * The End II w John Bender, Richard Fearless, Dabrye (Tadd Mullinix): Detroit, 05.2017 *
The End I w Black Rain: Detroit, 05.2016 *
Globus live w Mike Servito, Marcelus, Marc Schneider, Tresor, Berlin, 06.2016
ele_mental 20th anniversary, Output + Kobo Clubs, Brooklyn + Columbus, 05.2013 *
PS1 Moma / Warm Up, Long Island City, 07.2004
Creative Time, live w Natacha Labelle, Brooklyn, 10.2002
Fuse-In: Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Detroit, 05.2002
Score to Tod Browning’s The Unknown, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, 01.2001
Side FX showcase at SIGGRAPH, New Orleans, 08.2000
ele_mental showcase, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, 03.2000
Select clients
American Airlines
Atsuko Sano
Bank of America
Clos Du Bois
Crum + Forster Insurance
David Yurman
Donna Karan
Diane Von Furstenberg
Electronic Arts
Focus Features
History Channel
International Rescue
iRobot · Roomba
Möet · Chandon
Mtn Dew
NBC Universal
NHK Japan
Nicole Miller
Nine West
Olive Garden
Palm Pictures
3.1 Phillip Lim
Rolling Stone
Spin Magazine
The New Press
Visionaire · V · V Man
Vera Wang
Winter JazzFest