Does it feel like your project budgets and timelines just keep getting smaller and smaller? You are not alone! This presentation focuses on the pros & cons of the high volume, low budget trend in advertising and the impact it is having on production. The key takeaways include:

  1. A two-pronged approach to budget and timeline restrictions.

  2. The difference between specializing and generalizing your creative abilities.

  3. The creative process used by the design and animation teams at top-tier studios.

  4. How to retain your passion along your career path.

  5. Plus a cautionary tale of overly accommodating a client’s needs that you won’t soon forget. Yikes.

For speaking enquiries and booking information please contact:

Jen Shelley
Director of Communications
Whitehouse Post, Cap Gun Collective, Carbon and Gentleman Scholar
+1 (312) 822-0888


FITC, 2019 – Toronto, Canada

OFFF Sevilla, 2018 – Seville, Spain

CAMP Festival, 2018 – Calgary, Canada

OFFF Barcelona, 2018 – Barcelona, Spain

Adobe Creative Jam, 2017 – Chicago

Creative Tech Expo, 2017 – Chicago

OFFF Italia & DDD, 2016 – Milan, Italy

Digital Art Teachers Conference, 2016 – Chicago

PromaxBDA Videophonic, 2012 – Los Angeles

Virginia Commonwealth University

Columbus College of Art & Design

Flashpoint Chicago, a Campus of Columbia College Hollywood


No Boddy – the unassuming, Midwestern handle of Jeff Boddy – is a process-driven team leader, director, designer, public speaker, and family man, currently telling dad jokes at Carbon in Chicago.

A thoughtful, passionate creative with +19 years of experience, Jeff has worked for some of the most innovative studios in the industry including production, post-production, visual effects, design, interactive, and ad agencies.

Jeff employs an interdisciplinary approach to creative direction, specializing in 2D, 3D, stop-motion, miniatures, cut-out, and cel-animation.

His work has been recognized by AICP, Promax, AdWeek, AdAge, Creativity, Motionographer, and the LA Times. He has spoken about design, animation, and the creative process at a number of industry conferences including OFFF Barcelona, OFFF Seville, DDD Milan, Promax LA, CAMP Festival and FITC Toronto.

Photos by Chris Milne, Amber Williams, Joana Prista