My name is Jamal Qutub (he/him) and I’m a director, designer, and animator, living and working remotely in Portland, Oregon.

I’m passionate about design, 3D, and animation. I love problem-solving and collaborating with others, whatever it takes to arrive at the most impactful solution.

I’m currently working full-time at Instrument as the Associate Director of Visual Craft where I lead an internal team of designers and animators. I’m always looking for motion designers, editors, and illustrators for freelance and full-time opportunities.

On the side, I’m Creative Director at Nimpsy Studio, a minority-owned business, where I design, create, and produce motion graphics for all kinds of screens.

On the edge of the side, I’m the manager of AEPDX, the Adobe After Effects Usergroup here in Portland where I try to get people of all skill levels excited about After Effects, motion graphics, 3D, and animation.


Creative Direction, Management, Art Direction, Motion Design, 3D Generalist, Graphic Design, Animation, Illustration, Video Editing, Storyboarding.


Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch

Presentation: Keynote, Google Slides

Animation / Video: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Media Encoder, Animate, Character Animator

3D: Cinema4D (Rendering: Redshift, Octane, Arnold), Zbrush, Substance Painter, Daz3D, Spline, Blender

Gaming / VR / AR: Unity 3D, Unreal, Adobe Aero, Lens Studio, SparkAR Studio, Reality Converter