Otlyn Black

Hi! My name is Otlyn Black. I’m a Creative Developer specializing in multimedia. I have a decade of experience working within the intricacies of film, photography, design, and web development. Regardless of the medium, I enjoy creating things that look nice and work well.

A picture of me in Jokkmokk.

Additionally, I’m a certified wilderness and canoe guide and enjoy swinging an axe. The picture above is from a recent cross-country skiing expedition in (my second country) Sweden, in a subarctic province called Jokkmokk. Pratar du svenska?

Besides this, I’m passionate about good conversation, bitter chocolate, philosophy and nature. I prefer aimless aimful wandering, campfire smoke and stargazing over Game of Thrones (GoT), but just barely.

I live a simple and authentic life. Integrity is very important to me. If I make a mistake, I’ll admit it. If there’s something beyond my abilities, I’ll tell you. And if the chocolate is missing, well… just assume it was me. Sorry.

Below you'll find my recent work. Anything else you'd like to know? Visit my FAQ or get in touch. Cheers!

Services I provide

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • User Experience (UX)
  • User Interface (UI)
  • Web Hosting
  • Accessibility (W3A)
  • Optimization (SEO)
  • E-Commerce
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Consultation
  • Identity (Logos)
  • Video Production
  • Editing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography

I work with

  • Visual Studio Code
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Sass
  • GitHub
  • NPM
  • Node.js
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Wordpress
  • Developer Tools
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Avid
  • DaVinci
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Slides
  • Slack
  • Pen & Paper
  • Puppies
  • 🐶

My work is a healthy mix of client related projects, useful interface libraries, and pointless JavaScript programs. Much of it is open-source and available on GitHub.

Several motion graphic videos for NayaHeatwave, an avid gamer and streamer on Twitch, for when he begins, ends, and pauses his channel.

#After Effects, #Illustrator, #Premiere Pro, #Motion Graphics, #Branding

Several motion graphic videos for Lindsay Elyse, a full-time streamer sponsored by Str8Rippin and Twitch, for when she begins, ends, and pauses her channel.

#After Effects, #Illustrator, #Premiere Pro, #Motion Graphics, #Branding

Several motion graphic videos for Grimiss, a full-time streamer sponsored by Str8Rippin and Twitch, for when he begins, ends, and pauses his channel.

#After Effects, #Illustrator, #Premiere Pro, #Photoshop, #Motion Graphics, #Branding

A motion graphic I created to promote my website... Yes, this very one!

#After Effects, #Illustrator, #Premiere Pro, #Motion Graphics, #Branding

Several motion graphic logo reveals for Zentropa, a major post production company in Sweden, for commercials and other promotional materials.

#After Effects, #Illustrator, #Motion Graphics, #Branding

A motion graphic video for Nightblade, an avid gamer and streamer on Twitch, for when he begins and ends his channel.

#After Effects, #Illustrator, #Photoshop, #Motion Graphics, #Branding

Several motion graphic logo reveals for Shmeeedle, an aspiring entrepreneur, for marketing and promotion.

#After Effects, #Illustrator, #Photoshop, #Motion Graphics, #Branding

A motion graphic commercial for TheWi.se, a Swedish consulting firm specializing in innovation. Final product includes a voice-over.

Additionally, I have worked as the Lead Designer for TheWi.se for several years. I'm responsible for re-branding the company from Innovationsantropologerna AB to TheWi.se, developing and maintaining the company website (currently discontinued due to merger), and creating a variety of marketing materials.

#Adobe Creative Suite, #Motion Graphics, #Filmmaking, #Web Development, #Design

Runners is a Swedish comedy/drama tv series directed by Robert Lillhonga. I assisted with post-production, primarily as a creative consultant and film editor.

#Premiere Pro, #Creative Consultant, #Film Editor
* Open-source. Feel free to use and modify this project in anyway you'd like. No credit necessary.

Some responsive scroll indicators I made for Otlyn.com which animate and differ based on screen size.

* Open-source. Feel free to use and modify this project in anyway you'd like. No credit necessary.
* Open-source. Feel free to use and modify this project in anyway you'd like. No credit necessary.
* Open-source. Feel free to use and modify this project in anyway you'd like. No credit necessary.

A simple digital analog clock widget made with JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

This project was created to explore JavaScript date capabilities.

Just a simple clock that uses the user's device to tell time.

* Open-source. Feel free to use and modify this project in anyway you'd like. No credit necessary.
NayaHeatwave
Lindsay Elyse
Grimiss
Otlyn Promo
Zentropa
Nightblade
Shmeeedle
TheWi.se
Runners TV Series
Typing Speed Test
Scroll Indicator
Quote Generator
Mouse Tracker
Clock Widget

For all inquiries, email info@otlyn.com or call (480) 565-0275. I'm also on LinkedIn or Github. For payments or unwarranted generosity, here's my PayPal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based?
Currently, I live in Mesa, Arizona. I also have a residence in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Where have you worked?
As a freelancer, dual citizen, and avid traveller, I've been fortunate enough to have worked with many great projects and people all around the world, in a variety of different roles. Get in touch for details!
What is your rate?
My fixed rate is $80 an hour. Additionally, I work within budgets and will communicate what I can or cannot do within your price range.
Are you available for hire?
Yes! I'd love to collaborate. Tell me about your project or employment opportunity. Please include budget or salary information.
Favorite GoT character?
Tyrion Lannister. Of course!