Damian Allen is the president of Pixerati, a Los Angeles–based visual effects design and consultancy corporation. He consults and trains for a broad gamut of clients, from boutique production houses to major studios like Pixar and C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures. As a compositor, motion graphics designer, and commercial artist, Damian has designed and directed projects for such companies as British Airways, Coca-Cola, Toshiba, and Epson. He is the author of two books from the Apple Pro Training Series, Motion: Revolutionary Motion Graphics and Encyclopedia of Visual Effects (both Peachpit Press).