I’m a Toronto based director, illustrator and motion designer with a focus on content creation for small businesses and brands.
I view myself as an empathizer, humanizer, and visualizer; constantly applying these principles in my creative endeavours to create work that is effective and meaningful. 
When i’m not working I like to practice bare bow archery, learn krav maga, window shop mechanical keyboards and synths, admire die cast transformers, and attempt to pet various outdoor cats.
My skill set includes
- Directing Concepts & Videos
- Explainer & Short Narrative Videos
- Storyboards & Styleframes
- Design & Illustration
- Animation, Frame by Frame, GIFs & Stop Motion
- Fabrication of Sets & Props
- Research & Concept Development

- Identifying the best creative solutions for a project
- Creative directing to ensure content and messaging is effective and cohesive
- Directing creative talent and small teams

- Finish my short animated film, and to start writing the next one.
- Apply for the ADC Young Guns before the big three-oh.
- Get the chance to work with amazing studios like Buck, Giant Ant, Wonderlust, Polyester Studio, The Furrow, Gunner.
- Get represented as a director by a production company like Nexus, Hornet, Blink Ink, Not To Scale.
- Do more mix media work that combines props, live action, stop motion and animation.
- Compete in target archery, barebow category. pew pew.

I’ve worked alongside
Civix Canada / Spin Master Toys / Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada / University of Toronto/ George Brown College / Flip Give / Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health / Toronto and Region Conservation / Planet in Focus Film Festival / Asterik Media / Thought Cafe / Cleansport NXT Hockey / Umbra / VMG Cinematic / Wonderlust Media / Polyester Studio

Awards and Recognition
AOI World Illustration Awards, New Talent, Overall Winner 2018
AOI World Illustration Awards, New Talent, Experimental Winner 2018
Broken Pencil Zine Awards, Short List, Group Category 2017
Applied Arts, Illustration Motion Category 2016
Behance Appreciation Award 2016
Applied Arts, Young Blood Award 2013
RGD Honourable Mention 2011
I'm currently available for freelance.
For inquiries, reach me at info@patrick-dias.com
Sweet Moves!
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