Darrick Hays

DIRECTOR / Animation [he/him]


Darrick likes to make things move. He started his career as an art director, but quickly got bored with still images and taught himself how to create and animate motion pieces from the ground up. Working primarily in After Effects, he utilizes a terrifying attention to detail and a punishing number of keyframes to push everything he does to 11; from video editing to motion graphics, from character animation to physics simulations—he’s up for trying anything once. And then usually another time, when the first time looks weird.

Darrick graduated Magna cum Laude with a BFA in Graphic Design from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2009. He lives outside St. Louis with his wife and best friend Lauren, his son Benny, and their dogs Penny and Poe.


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