Hello! My name is Jamal Qutub (he/him/his) and I’m a director, motion/graphic designer, 3D generalist, animator and artist living and working in Portland, Oregon.

I’m passionate about design. I love to problem solve and collaborate with others, whatever it takes to get to the best creative solution.

I’m currently in a new role at Instrument as the Associate Director of Visual Craft where I lead a team of motion and digital designers.

I used to work full-time at Helios Interactive, a Freeman Company, as Creative Director working on experiential and interactive experiences.

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

On the side 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, and animation.


Creative Direction, Art Direction, Motion Design, Animation, Illustration, Storyboarding, to name a few.


Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Sketch, Figma

Presentation: Google Slides, Keynote

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

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

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