We've been making great stuff for filmmakers and other wonderful people for over 15 years.
Dizzy Giant creates compelling motion graphics and content that help our clients tell their stories. While we work primarily with documentary filmmakers, we also partner with corporate and non-profit clients for a variety of fantastic projects. Our many film and television credits include films such as the Emmy award winning Life Itself, about the life of film critic Roger Ebert, and series such as City So Real, a portrait of Chicago amid a global pandemic, social unrest and an historic mayoral election. Our work has appeared on CNN, ESPN, PBS, MSNBC, IFC, Starz, Nat Geo, at numerous film festivals, and in theaters worldwide.
Principal and Founder
Dan Sharkey is an award winning designer with over 20 years of experience. Originally from Central Illinois, Dan moved to Chicago in 2000 to begin 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 compelling content for clients such as Chicago's historic Kartemquin Films, and the 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. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his wife, Carolyn, their two kids, one cat, and a turtle named Turtle.