Kristofer Atkinson

2230 52nd St S
Gulfport FL, 33707


Storytelling. My favorite part of childhood was sitting on the floor of the library listening to our librarian tell stories. She would read aloud compelling stories about adventures and hero’s fighting for what was right. When I grew older I realized I learned a valuable lesson from these stories; everyone has a story to tell. Everyone wants to tell their compelling story or share their passion with the world. Even at an early age, I wanted to help facilitate these stories and make their desires a reality. My passion for storytelling has expanded into visual media and design. I strive to create compelling imagery and visual representations of an audience’s dreams as a reality through writing and visual direction.


- Six years of experience in conceptualizing and developing compelling story ideas from start to finish
- Video production workflow, scheduling, budgeting, and planning
- Pre-Visualization presentation and concept formation that facilitates accurate budgetary needs and timelines
- Experience making low and high fidelity wireframes and UX/UI design
- Language including - HTML5, CSS4, JavaScript
- High level of written and verbal communication
- Independent self-starter who gets excited about project development easily 
- Thrive on tight timelines and schedule


PC and Mac Proficient Adobe Photoshop Adobe Story Plus
Microsoft Office Suites Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere
Axure 8.0 Pro Adobe Illustrator Final Cut
DaVinci Resolve Adobe Audition Avid Pro tools

Professional Experience

Freelance Producer  -
2010 - Present

Poster Design / Artist / Guru
Develop graphic elements for posters, online application, and storyboard planning material. Implement animated graphic elements, title cards, and credits.

- Illustrate operational art boards, storyboards, mood boards and shot planning. - Design film investment packages as well as budget planning.

Freelance Filmmaker -
Indy Dog Creative Group    
2013 - Present

Filmmaker / Editor / Art Direction
I have written, directed, shot, and edited five short films. Commercial work includes writing and directing various training videos, “how-to” application videos, as well as talking head promotional video. Production planning, shot planning, script breakdown and day planning for filming.

-  Produced two short films for the 2015 and 2016 48 hour film fest in Tampa FL

- “Tulsa Time” full feature film set to film in late 2018 - writer/director

- “Good Morning Mr. Ferguson” Short

- "How they Met" Short

- "George You are My Father" Short

- "Nick Riggs" Short

Digital Creative Manager -
New York Life Insurance  
2013 - Present

Digital File Management –
Organize and manage digital assets across multiple channels. Edit and plan online assets as well as conceptualize new creative. Plan and coordinate file transfer, metadata and implementation of organizational standards.

- Special projects include - Animated collage video, talking head interviews, writing scripts for interview segments, producing and shooting short, high impact awareness videos.

Art Director -
Prolific Creative
2012 - 2013

Web Design / Copy Writing / Art Direction 
Developed web solutions as well as graphic development for boutique clients. Wrote and directed talking head promotional videos. Created storyboards and pre-visualization for numerous commercial works as well as promotional product videos.

Senior Digital Artist  -
The Crosby Group
2010 - 2012

Copy Writing / Ad Design / Advertising Development
450 page catalog design and layout, ad campaigns, various printed advertising material, press checks with digital offset and lithography web/sheetfed offset presses, electronic APP UI design, lead on multiple projects. Managed a small team of talented graphic artists.


Vermont College of Fine Art Rogers State University

Vermont College of Fine Art

Master of Fine Arts, Film -

Film Studies, Writing for Film and Television, Creative Storytelling,
Direction Theory, Production Design, Production for Film and Television,
Writing Comedy, Theory of Storytelling.

Rogers State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design -

Graphic Design 1-3, Advanced Digital Imaging, Package Design, Typography, Animation, Graphic Design Practicum, various fine art classes including Art History 1400 - 1850 and 1850 - present, Painting, Drawing and Art Theory 1 and 2