Design for Filmmakers

Motion graphics, posters, websites and DVDs for filmmakers, production houses and other nice folks.

Founded in 2007, Dizzy Giant is a multimedia design company located in Chicago, Illinois. Working primarily with documentary filmmakers, we create compelling motion graphics, posters, websites, DVDs and other promotional materials to help people tell their stories. Our film credits include the Emmy award winning films Life Itself, The Interrupters, and The Homestretch, as well as Saving Mes Aynak, The House of Suh, City of Trees, and Out Run. Our work has appeared on CNN, ESPN, PBS, MSNBC, IFC, at numerous film festivals, and in theaters worldwide.

Dan Sharkey

Principal and Co-Founder

Dan Sharkey is an award winning motion, print and web designer with over 15 years of experience. Originally from Central Illinois, Dan moved to Chicago in 2000 where he began his career as a print and web designer while developing a love of motion graphics. Before co-founding Dizzy Giant, Dan spent time at different design firms throughout Chicago, creating identity systems, print campaigns and websites, working with clients such as Crain’s Chicago Business, Kartemquin Films, and Chicago’s prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Dan and his work have been featured in publications such as Filmmaker Magazine, How, Step Inside Design, and the Annual of the Type Director’s Club. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Oak Park, Il with his wife, Carolyn, their two kids, and a turtle named Turtle.