About Motionographer

Since 2006, Motionographer® has been a vital part of the Motion Design community, acting as a key resource for visual storytellers to hone their craft, showcase their triumphs, and navigate the unique nature of the industry.

Our voyage of discovery has enabled us to curate the world’s leading creative content from exclusive interviews, in-depth articles, and featured stories, feeding back into the ecosystem we are so proud to support.

Motionographer® and its contributors are passionate about building a network of dynamic, disruptive thinkers, consistently pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, both in Motion Design and beyond.

Our passion is to uncover ‘unexpected inspiration’ and our mission is to share it with the world.

The Team

Carlos El Asmar
Co-founder & CEO
Millie Verastegui
Director of The Motion Awards
Stuart Groves
Head Writer
Echo Laurent
Managing Director & Social Media Lead
Alberto Hadyar
Creative Director
Veronica Cabezas
Director of Business Development
Vincent Diga
Art Director
Hector Do Nascimento
Lead Graphic Designer

Carlos El Asmar
Co-founder & CEO Constant Seeker

Carlos El Asmar (he/him) is the co-founder of Motionographer. Since 2007, he nurtured the site’s growth
and expansion from sharing news and inspiring work to becoming the leading source of
inspiration for motion designers, animators, and visual storytellers of all kinds.

He masterminded the F5 Festival – a cutting-edge symposium of creatives, designers, artists
and thinkers from around the world – and The Motion Awards, the only awards show that
celebrates the full breadth of Motion Design.

Carlos is the former award-winning Executive Creative Director of NBCUniversal where he led the creative services departments of news, sports, and entertainment networks that reached a worldwide audience, informing and entertaining people from all corners of the globe.

He is a constant seeker, world traveler and reader. He is always striving for new experiences
and experimenting with new sensations; looking for unexpected inspirations.

Carlos’ motto is: my default setting is kindness and my biggest ambition is love.

Millie Verastegui
Director of The Motion Awards Love Sprinkler

As Director of the Motion Awards by Motionographer, Millie (she/her) oversees our global platform dedicated to the full spectrum of Motion Design.  Millie is an SVA alumni, a former Art Director of NBC’s TODAY Show and a two-time Daytime EMMY Nominated creative that has been impacting industry trends throughout her career.  Recently this native New Yorker, with roots in Peru, founded her own studio that highlights social and environmental challenges.

Stuart Groves
Head Writer Freewheeling Wordsmith

Whether he calls himself an energetic wordsmith or a lyrical mechanic (it depends who he’s talking to), Stuart (he/him) has an undeniable love of words. He watches every movie with subtitles, googles the lyrics to all his favourite songs and talks like he can’t believe they gave him a mic.

His ability to grab people’s attention, fusing a dark sense of humour with an unconscious optimism will give a fresh perspective to the editorial voice. Stuart’s passion for engaging with inspiring, humorous and entertaining content creators will help us shout about the future of our industry and beyond.

Echo Laurent
Managing Director & Social Media Lead Master of None

Echo (she/her) takes care of the front and back-end of Motionographer and everything in between. A Master of None with a life-long passion for Motion Design. She believes in Murphy’s law, Occam’s razor, and the devil in the details.

A French/English bilingual New York native with roots in Haiti, she studied Film, Creative Writing, and Media Studies at Hampshire College. After graduating in 2016, she quickly began working all over NYC and gained many skills freelancing. She started with Motionographer in February of 2021.

Echo co-directs and curates the Motionographers content and manages all social media for Motionographer, The Motion Awards, and F5.

A self-described “Fashion-forward femme fatale feminist with a heart of gold, a lust for life, and a profane candor.” Echo makes it happen.

She is passionate about LGBTQIA+ rights, human rights, housing justice for all, and income inequality. She enjoys filmmaking, acting, writing standup, playing tennis, and traveling.

Alberto Hadyar
Creative Director Illusionist

Alberto’s (he/him) journey with Motionographer began as a hardcore fan turned Motion Awards Judge.  Born in Caracas, and Father of the Holy Trinity, Alberto is a creative leader with more than 25 years of experience in the motion graphics and VFX industry. He says that his passion for design is as limitless as his patience.  

Veronica Cabezas
Director of Business Development The Connector

With in-depth experience in entrepreneurship, wealth management and marketing Veronica (she/her) fosters key relationships and growth opportunities in line with Motionographer’s vision.  Veronica acts as an advisor for socially innovative startups and supports female entrepreneurship in New York City as a WeMentor. 

Vincent Diga
Art Director The Man From Nowhere

Vince (he/him) began his partnership with Motionographer in 2008 on F5 and continues to collaborate with Motion Design houses on designs and illustrations for network and streaming platforms.

He carries a Moleskine sketchbook, Bic ballpoint pen, and a bar of Scharffen Berger Dark Chocolate wherever he goes.

Hector Do Nascimento
Lead Graphic Designer Game Changer

With over two decades of experience, Hector (he/him) has partnered with many movers and shakers in the industry including NBC, ABC, The Disney Channel, HBO and Sony Entertainment Television.  He considers himself a Motionographer groupie turned employee and could not be more excited to be a “member of the band” as our in-house Graphic Designer.