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Based in Portland, Oregon, Impactist is the work of directors and musicians Kelly Meador and Daniel Elwing. Live action, animation, digital, film, music, paint, paper, you name it. If it’s creatively right for a project, we make it.

You’ve seen our work on TV, in galleries, heard it on the radio, and watched it premiere during the Super Bowl. You’ve seen Times Square plastered with our animations and grown sick of your kids taking over your playlists and blasting our music day and night. You’ve heard us talk about copyright and advocating for artists rights and you might even have been a student of ours years ago.

We love what we do. If you want in on that, shoot us a note or give a call. Pass along your brief or just let us know where to meet up for coffee. We’re always up for coffee.

ADC Award: Bronze Cube
PromaxBDA Awards: Gold & 2 Silvers
Selected as one of the RES 10, RES Magazine: 10 Creators to Watch in 2006
Selected by Shots Magazine/DVD for their issue featuring the Best New Directors of 2007
AdCritic - Spot of the Day September 26, 2006
Yahoo! Front Page - Viral Pick of the Day January 30, 2008
Nominated for a 2008 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Communication Design
Our broadcast, commercial directorial debut, Westin "Breathe", airs during Super Bowl XL

Blend Conference - Vancouver, BC 2015
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2013
404 Festival Art & Technology - Argentina 2012
SUPERTOON International Animation Festival Zagreb Croatia 2012
Canal180 - Short of the week, Portual 2011
Vimeo Offline: Beyond Planet Earth - American Museum of Natural History NYC 2011
TIFF Packaged Goods Screening - TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto 2011
Visuelt. Oslo, Norway 2011
Onedotzero_Adventures in Motion at EMPAC - wow + flutter 10. Troy, NY 2011
Design In Motion: Design on Film Screening - Sydney, Australia 2011
Aurora Picture Show: Love is a Many Splintered Thing. Houston, TX 2011
EMPAC - onedotzero wow + flutter 10. Troy, NY 2011
Zurich Film Festival - wow + flutter 10, Zurich, Switzerland 2010
Onedotzero_Adventures in Motion Festival - wow + flutter 10. BFI Southbank, London 2010
Seoul International Extreme - Short Image & Film Festival. Seoul, South Korea 2010
Festival International de Trés Courts - 12th edition 2010
Visuelt. Oslo, Norway 2010
Onedotzero_Adventures in Motion at EMPAC. Troy, NY 2010
Pictoplasma. Berlin 2010
Onedotzero_Adventures in Motion - wow + flutter 09. Global Tour 2009/10
VIEDRAM, Video + Sound Design FEFÈSTIVAL - 7th Edition. Rome, Italy 2009
Imagine Science Film Festival. New York City 2009
Onedotzero_Adventures in Motion at EMPAC - Top Draw. Troy, NY 2009
Playgrounds Festival. Amsterdam 2009
Némo Festival. Paris 2009
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival. 2009
Onedotzero_Adventures in Motion - Top Draw. BFI Southbank, London 2008
The Universe and You. Cairo Gallery & NoSpace Gallery, Expo'86 Seattle 2008
Independent Exposure. 2008
Smilefaucet Undo Screening. New York City 2008
BYDESIGN. Seattle 2008
Onedotzero wow + flutter Global Tour 2007
Mecal. Spain 2007
Cath's YEAH! Fest. Broadcast 2007
Lumen Eclipse. Outdoor Gallery and Online Exhibition, Cambridge, MA 2007
Huesca International Film Festival. Spain 2007
Némo Festival. Paris 2007
BYDESIGN. Seattle 2007
Lumen Eclipse. Outdoor Gallery and Online Exhibition, Cambridge, MA 2006
Cimatics 06AV Festival. Brussels 2006
RESFest 10 Global Tour 2006 - 2007
Smilefaucet Flavor Screening. New York City 2006
1 Eye Motion Festival. Portland 2006
MOVE3 Under the Influence. New York City 2006
RES 10 Screenings. Toronto, New York City & Los Angeles 2006
ZOOROOM - A Room with a Zoo Exhibition. Resistor Gallery, Toronto 2005
32nd Northwest Film & Video Festival, Portland 2005
Semi-Permanent05. New York City 2005
RES Screening Series. Los Angeles 2004
Stash Magazine Issues #111, #100, #103, #98, #73, #65, #57, #52, #41, #32, #12 2005-2015
Stash Magazine - Best of Stash 2013 Collection
FEFÈ Magazine & DVD Issue #10 2010
Issue #92, of the Chinese magazine - CG Magazine & DVD 2009
Shots Magazine & DVD Issue 108 2008
Shots New Directors Reel 2007
IdN Magazine & DVD issue Vol. 19 Number 5 2012
IdN Magazine & DVD issue Vol. 15 Number 2 2008
IdN Magazine & DVD issue Vol. 15 Number 4 2008
RES Magazine vol. 9 issue no. 2, 2006
Independent Exposure Lucky 13 DVD Edition 2008
Supervideografen Vol. 1: The Universe and You 2008
Smilefaucet Undo DVD Vol. 7 Spring 2008
Smilefaucet Flavor DVD Vol. 5 Summer 2006
Repérages Expérience[s] 03 DVD 2007
Chicago Motion Graphics Festival DVD 2006
ZOOROOM - A Room with a Zoo DVD 2005

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