Design for Filmmakers

We've been making great stuff for filmmakers and other wonderful people for over 15 years.

Founded in 2007, Dizzy Giant is a multimedia design company located in Oak Park, Illinois. Working primarily with documentary filmmakers, we create compelling motion graphics, posters, websites, 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, Starz, Nat Geo, at numerous film festivals, and in theaters worldwide.

Dan Sharkey

Principal and Founder

Dan Sharkey is an award winning motion, print and web designer with over 20 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, one cat, and a turtle named Turtle.