A highlights reel featuring my most recent editing and motion work. Most of the graphics and animation are done by me unless otherwise credited. Head over to Vimeo for a full credits breakdown.
I have provided Creative Direction and Vision for a variety of clients in the Broadcast and Entertainment Industries. Companies like; Fitbit, ESL Gaming, American Airlines, The Weather Channel. Music Artists; J.Lo, Pitbull, Birdman, Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and more. Extensive experience with major Advertising Agencies/Post Houses; Ackerman McQueen, Fleishmanhillard, Hothaus Creative, and Throttle Post.
My unique signature style and abilities continue to raise the quality and brand recognition of my clients. Faster production turn-around leading to increased revenue. Not only do I create award-winning content, but I also create and implement complete creative workflows that help streamline production. File management and Creative Direction go hand and hand. A consistent track record as a Leader, Creator, Mentor, and Innovator. I’m set up for remote work and have a scalable cloud storage infrastructure to meet most production needs. Pushing pixels is what I do. Let’s get to work!
I’m experienced on a majority of NLEs out there. Premiere, FCP, AVID. Editing and Writing has been my day job since 2003.
Trained as a traditional Designer. I’ve been pushing pixels professionally since 1995.
Well versed in motion design, I was animating on After Effects when it was still COSA.
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Bachelor of Science: Computer Animation
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Provide Art Direction for a variety of projects in the Defense and Healthcare sectors. Delivering creative vision and swaying the look and feel of our projects. I work with an amazingly talented group of artists and programmers pushing the limits of AR/VR and beyond.
Provide Creative Direction, Editorial, Motion Graphics, Post Production & Compositing for a variety of clients in the Broadcast Television, Film, Agency, Interactive/Online and Music Industries. Manage production of projects, deadlines, budgets and freelancers as needed.
Provided Editorial, Motion Graphics & Writing for a variety of in-house/external clients. Including but not limited to the massive collection of television stations owned by TEGNA (formerly Gannett) which includes NBC, ABC, CBS and other broadcast affiliates through out the nation. I helped launch the online presence and sales marketing efforts for TEGNA's OTT Division: Premion. On top of those duties I maintained the archiving and data management of department projects. Implementing a DropBox workflow for live projects and streamlining the project file structures with Post Haste.
Provided a creative vision for a variety of clients in News and Cable Television. Utilizing Film and HD content, we provided a mix of beautiful imagery and clean design. Creating high-end graphics, editing and compositing for many of today's top Cable and Television Networks. I managed storage, backup and propagation of digital footage to artists and stations.
A complete look at my education and work history is just a click away.Download Resume +
I graduated high school a year early. Started college the week I turned 17.
I also have an unhealthy obsession with Volkswagens and Pugs.
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“I had the pleasure of working with Nel at KXAS-NBC5 in DFW. Although we were in different departments, Nel made himself available anytime I needed assistance. Creative as he is technical, skilled as he is patient – Nel was someone I could rely on. In the fast-paced, high-pressured world of news, where deadlines are critical and one mistake can cost you your place… I was grateful to have Nel in my corner. He is a perfectionist minus the grating Type A personality. He helped me learn and grow as a TV professional. Even after our tenure at NBC, Nel continued to help me on his own time – and dime, with various professional projects.
He has a heart as big as his diverse, exceptional portfolio. Nel has graciously donated his expertise pro-bono for various non-profit projects during the years when asked.
Nel chose to work with vulnerable survivors of domestic abuse out of altruism. And I only ever had to ask ONCE. I am grateful on a professional level that I can call on him; and more so that I can call him my friend.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nel for over 20 years now…he is one of the most talented designers in the biz. Creative and always willing to put in that extra time to get the design just right. We’ve worked on numerous music videos and other promo material…the guy can deliver some visually stunning stuff!”Via LinkedIn
“Nel Santiago is simply one of the most talented individuals I have ever worked with in my career bar none. I credit him directly for the path I embarked on many years ago on the way to me becoming a director. He is the one who taught me to think outside the box and not to be afraid to take chances. For over a decade, he’s been my go-to guy for my biggest projects. Everything from designing my film poster for my first feature, to creating the look and feel for my Emmy Award-Winning original 1-hr show – ‘Viewfinders’ . I met him at CBS Miami where we won numerous awards together and broke new ground. Since news I have worked with him with A list rock bands, GUI design and user experience, movie posters and marketing materials, logo design, full graphics custom packages, business materials, websites and animations. Every single thing I have done with him had been better than I imagined it. I just give him a basic idea of what I am looking for and then I let him run with it. You need to trust him and not confine him to a box. Give him your concept and watch him run with it. Not once have I ever been disappointed. I recommend him for any project and I am proud to say that some my best work has been directly tied to him. He is a true visionary who is always re-inventing himself. His latest creation is Promo HD. I invite everyone to watch his reel, see his vast samples of his work and to be inspired by him. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for Nel Santiago”Via LinkedIn
“Nel Santiago provided excellent editing service and creative insight to the Witcher: Wild Hunt #BeAPro Part 2 project. Attentive to instructions and great editorial instincts, Nel provided what felt like around the clock service to meet our deadlines. If you need an editor that can work remotely and deliver on time Nel is your guy.”Via LinkedIn
“Nel has been and continues to be one of the most talented people I’ve worked with in my career. Nel provides not only some of the best project support I’ve ever had, including editing and compositing, and troubleshooting on technical issues, he also is a top notch designer who can lead a project from beginning to end with clarity and attention to detail, not to mention keeping the client happy and coming back for future projects!”Via LinkedIn
Nel is one of the finest graphic designers I have ever had the pleasure of collaborating with. His unlimited creative capacity is only matched by his professionalism and sincerity. I highly recommend Nel for any position for which he might be considered. He is a natural leader who inspires others around him to ever greater creative heights.Via LinkedIn
Nel is one of the most reliable and dedicated people I know. He strives to do his absolute best for his supervisors, his clients and his team and takes each assignment very seriously. Nel is a great team player. He knows how to get things done in timely manner, and in a way that pleases all parties. He’s excellent at building and maintaining relationships and he’s well versed in the creative world.
I’ve worked alongside Nel Santiago for the past 10 years on several Commercial Campaigns, Web Series Originals for NRA.TV and recently Esports activation for major gaming developers. He’s always one to have the added creative input, especially when it’s a visual impacting story.
Nel’s attitude and work ethnic always made him the stand out! I would work with him again in a minute.Via LinkedIn