To contact Noel at Creation Effects, please use the following form.

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A Little About Me

My name is Noel Powell. I work from home - a place where dog, four children, and wife all compete with for my attention. They get priority of course, but whenever I find time, I'm sitting in my office chair, building up this site. My back is killing me, and I love every minute of it.

I used to be hesitant to disclose that the site was a one-man operation, fearing that customers wouldn't take it seriously. What I've learned though, is that customers figure it out anyway… and they think it's great! The encouragement and feedback I receive is incredible, and it drives me to keep creating. Creation Effects continues to grow in popularity beyond what I ever expected - especially considering I spend virtually zero dollars on advertising (my accountant looked at me like I was crazy). The vast majority of my traffic comes from YouTube and word of mouth.

Since I have hardly any overhead costs, and no employees, I can afford to provide quality effects for low prices. I'm a perfectionist, and my larger templates take me anywhere from three to six months to complete. As you can probably imagine, it can be difficult to run the business side when the templates consume so much of my time, so I'm very excited that my wife has joined me and started to help on a limited basis.

I also make customer service my #1 priority, so if you have concerns or questions, let me know through the contact form above. I respond as soon as I see the message, which is often immediately.

My Work Background

I studied Art and Multi-Media Communications at Taylor University - a small, Christian liberal-arts school in Indiana. I have been a "traditional" artist my whole life. My work background started with freelance painting and portraiture, then shifted to live TV and video production, and eventually evolved into graphic design and video post-production. To see samples of my art, music, and other works, please visit my very old and outdated online portfolio.

I have been self-employed since 2006, working full time as a microstock contributor - selling photos, illustrations, and video footage on stock websites like Pond5 and Shutterstock. After dabbling in creating and selling After Effects templates through the stock sites, I became hooked. I shifted my focus to develop more templates, and put my highest-quality templates onto a little site I threw together called Creation Effects, which I launched in 2012. I still offer the same templates on the stock sites, and in 2017, I was featured in Pond5's blog as one of their "Best-Selling Motion Graphics Artists". I have many more original template ideas and I look forward to providing more effects for editors and creators like yourself!

My customers are awesome! Their encouragement inspires me to keep creating. Here are some of the things they have written to me...

"I want to tell you that this template is marvellous! Thank you very much, my best buy ever!"

"Hey man! Just bought the VHS effects and 80's intro. Great stuff man. The best thing I could find on the internet. Authentic."

"As always, amazing, fantastic, sick! Hats off to you, beautiful genious!"

"What you've done here is brilliant!"

"Your customer service is 5-star sir!"

"Your templates are so beautiful and I'm amazed at the value you pack in each one."

"The [Creation Art Effects] suite worked PERFECTLY. I love it madly and I'm so, so grateful you're selling this tool. It's absolutely perfect, and thank you."

"Amazing, work, dude, VERY well done."

"everything looks awesome! I really, really cannot thank you enough, Noel! :) Creation Effects will forever be my go-to!"

"I LOVE Film Effects---Really love it!"

"This is the level of professionalism that inspires trust."

"These effects are really fantastic & as a fellow designer I do appreciate the craftsmanship you put into them."

"Thanks again for your time and valuable guidance. This [Custom 3D Storybook] is one of the best masterpiece I've bought so far. I can see a lot of thinking and effort placed crafting this masterpiece. It's just awesome. I spent time going through your youtube tutorial and it was very helpful."

"I bought your VHS effects & love it!"

"Hey guys, I wanted to let you know that I just downloaded your VHS pack and I absolutely love it, it's pretty much the most authentic and powerful I've seen so far (and I can tell since I collect VHS myself)."

"When I found your video I couldn't believe my eyes. Your good work is going to help me finally make a dream come true."

"I just purchased your template 3D Storybook Book & Intro and am astonished. It's awesome."

"I bought your VHS effects & love it!"

"was shocked to find such a significant set of AFX tools I didn't know about. You Sir, are now on my radar officially!"

"i never write or hardly ever subscribe, but i couldn't move-on without telling you of your gr8 work.  i am soooooo impressed words cant describe.  ur work is FLAWLESS. it has the 1st and last impression of someone who is a definite MASTER.  i know this probably sounds corny but it is exceptional quality. my jaw has truly dropped, ive done alot of searching around but i haven't seen anything close 2 ur design and quality. wow, keep it up dude!"

"I've been recommending creation effects to a couple of my editing mates as well - hopefully they will check your amazing work out."

"I love what you're doing, fantastic!"

"Hello my friend I bought your wonderful filters yesterday. What you did is absolutely genius"

"I love your projects, they are amazing"

"Love your space fx for AE!!!!"

"Love Creation Glitch Effects!"

"I just started working with the Creation Art Effects. They are so incredibly good looking, its really amazing !! Thank you for this great work , it fills my movie with life ! :)

"just want to say I've been using the Creation Glitch Effects for awhile now, and love it very much!"

"I just want to encourage you by saying, you're doing a fantastic job!"

"your customer service really is great. Keep up the good work."

"I recently bought your Space Effects Collection. It's awesome."

"I love your stuff and definitely will be coming back"

"I bought the creation VHS effects and put it to good use - Thanks for the awesome effect/filter! keep it up!"

"these effects are awesome!"

"I'm working - as a volunteer - on a video tour for the Museum of the Mountain West in Montrose, Colorado. Your effects are perfect for the project. And I don't have to get a doctorate in After Effects. Saved so much time and frustration. Within a few hours I was able to create a great intro to the tour with pencil effects. Thanks so much. Looking forward to playing with the old film effect."

"Great work, plan on getting a few more items from you in the future."

"I would like to thank you for your quick, excellent and relentless tech support.  As such I would be interested to know of their is a way I could send you additional compensation"

"thanks for the template!  Beautiful work - we love it"

"Well, im back after the purchase and man can I say this was worth the purchase, I've been able to create many videos for my visual pleasure and for others as well, Customer Service is 10/10. First time I open the project file It was with ease, If your a windows user it does take time for it to convert it from a MAC to Windows version but other then that its real easy, This is honestly hands down a really GOOD product. I do plan on buying the Old Film effect in the later future for other projects cause I know that they come from someone experienced."

"I love the intros/effects and will make good use of them."

Just bought your templates for After Effects last week. I gotta tell ya….it’s about the best stuff I’ve ever seen. Very well done!! I can tell the amount of time and dedication you put into it. The thoroughness and organization in UI is impressive. Keep up the good work!

"I'll sure buy another product soon, I'm looking at that Glitch package, it looks amazing."

"This my friend is one of the most SIMPLE to use and WELL Organized Templates I've EVER seen. It has TONS and TONS of good content to add to pages too. Exceptional Quality. 5 Stars. Cheers."

"Love your effects - I am in the process of using one of your creations and I'm really impressed!"

"these effects are awesome!"

"I'll deffo be using your comps for other work down the line..."

"Bought your Aurora/Northern Lights AE template and just wanted to say, "Bravo!" Very well done, and it obviously saves me a good deal of time trying to create that effect from scratch."

"I'm so happy with the effects you created! Thank you!"

"This guy's absolutely brilliant to work with, helpful, talented, great effects. Thanks"

"Just purchased the 3D flipbook...very nice!"

"Thanks so much for all your time and help on this. I will certainly be giving you a great recommendation!!"

"I purchased your 'Typewriter Effect' template. I thought it was really well put together. You saved me a good 40 hours of work. Keep an eye out for your typewriter in a music video from Weird Al's next album."

"Thank you very much, can't believe how outstanding is this template, warm congratulations again!"

"fantastic work!"

"Your book template is wonderful!"

"Your effects are perfect for [our] project. And I don't have to get a doctorate in After Effects. Saved so much time and frustration. Within a few hours I was able to create a great intro to the tour with pencil effects. Thanks so much. Looking forward to playing with the old film effect."

"i hv bought the 3D Fairy Tale Storybook, it is bloody great"

"we are enjoying your wonderful templates. We will keep an eye on your website for future tools."

"Really dig your work"

"I want to thank you again for the Glitch pack I purchased off you back in May - It works and is perfect and I'm having a really fun time with it. it has also given me the chance to learn."

"And congratulations on all your AE templates. Your awesome, I'm already convincing my crew to buy another one"

"I like your work very much and it fits perfectly my needs."

"The result is spectacular and I am very satisfied with the template."

"I've been going through all the UE4 tutorials for very specific subjects. You are unquestionably amongst the top and best out there. Straight to the point, concise, no mistakes or at least you edit them. Simplified blueprints with no unnecessary variables or functions. You saved me a bunch of time and will definitely give you credit for the help you've provided (unintentionally lol) once I'm done with this thing ;) Cheers mate."

"First of all thank you so much for the template, now that i opened it right i can see how well made it is!"

"I bought the VHS Effects template, and I love it!"

"I watched your videos; they are easy to follow and very informative."

"Thanks again- this is an amazing, realistic AE template. Keep up the great work"

"Thank you for your excellent work and inspiration."

"Thank you for creating such a wonderful template for my book trailer. It is fantastic."

"This is a awesome effect, nice job!"

"Thanks for everything! For the quick response, for the good explanation and the great job with the templates, Again, it's all amazing! Your upscaling suggestion did the trick perfectly! I'm Very happy with the results!

"I am a really big fan of your site because you all have such amazing stuff! One of my favorites is the glitch effect bundle. "

"Thank you so much for the effort! finally a useful, customizable, realistic 3D book for after effects."

"I have to say that what you do is really amazing."

"What you created here is really stunning. Thats so great and worth the Money, no doubt."

"Amazing work and time saver!! Worth's the money for sure!:) Thanks for the convenience! :)"

"I want to give a shout out and say thanks for the space effects collection.  Before I discovered your product I put so many hours into a zoom out earth effect using stills and photos from various lengths from the ground out to space.  CG visual effects are definitely not my area of expertise.  Of course, as an independent Chicago filmmaker and with this being a short low budget film, I prefer to avoid the cost of a third party taking care of it.  What I will have now are striking visuals to accompany a grand score cue at the closing of the film.  I will be sure to credit: A wonderful product!"

"Thank you for the datamosh setup its amazing!!"

"Hi Noel, I absolutely love 3D Effect Flip Book."

"thanks for your wunderful 3D Book Animations."

"I had purchased the vhs effects which were really awesome beyond my expectations."

"We recently purchased [Creation Glitch Effects] and I love it so far. It's really an amazing project. I am an editor and am editing a spot and it is going to add a awesome element to the piece. I have been looking for a tool like this for awhile so thank you so much for providing it."

"thank you for creating this awesome and smart template!"

"kudos on your fine and utterly helpful projects !"

"I purchased the 3D story book for a fairy tale project. It is a great template."

"Great work by the way on the typewriter and your portfolio! And the instructional video was really complete and easy to follow"

"Your VHS effects are probably the best i've seen out there"

"Hi! I just found your effects and I LOVE the graffiti effect template for After Effects."

"Love these effects"

"I bought your (truly) outstanding 'Creation Film Effects' yesterday"

"your stuff is awesome bro congrats.. brilliant...."

"I wanted to congratulate you for the awesome products. I particularly love the opening book animations for after effects. They look so elegant."

"These are really great! Well done for making these available and for such a good price! I look forward to adding these to my projects."

"I really like your way of explaining/teaching, keep up the good work!"

"thank you sir, 10 for customer support!"

"great job on the templates, looking forward to incorporating them into future projects."

"Love love love the [Creation Glitch Effects] template!! It gives you all the control over your glitch art. Infinite possibilities, great quality and well explained. I will use it often."

"I think your work is hands down some of the best looking projector effect I've seen."

"just got vhs fx, very nice!"

"huuuuge respect for your awesome work! Keep that up"

"Your lens flares are great so far. I just purchased and have been testing them with some beautiful results."

"wow these tools are really great and really easy to learn."

"I just wanted to say how impressed I am by your videos!"

"Thanks again for your time and valuable guidance. This [Custom 3D Storybook] is one of the best masterpiece I've bought so far. I can see a lot of thinking and effort placed crafting this masterpiece. It's just awesome. I spent time going through your youtube tutorial and it was very helpful."

"Thanks Noel! The Glitch and Art packs look amazing."

"I purchased Creation Glitch Effects in April and loved it."

"I just spent the last 2 hrs. trying to figure out a good Pen / Pencil drawing effect... SOLD!!!"

"Absolutely LOVING this [Custom 3D Storybook] template. Saved me countless hours"

"I already purchased the VHS one you offer for other projects (Namely the 'Delta History' sequence on the movie Neighbors)"

"I stumbled upon your website quite by chance and I'm impressed! Great stuff."

"Hi Noel (and the Wife!) I've just purchased the art effects and I'm amazed - I'm still on the trial of AE CC to be honest, so a complete n00b at this kind of thing, but so excited for the possibilities going forward!! :-)"

"I purchased your 3d story book and love your work."

"we want to congratulate with you for your work, your effects are really cool and realistic"

"I would also like to take this opportunity to share how much I enjoy this [Custom 3D Bible] project and that I plan on purchasing additional effects."

"I have purchased most of your project files on Revostock and I have to say you make the best stuff on there."

"I purchased 3D Flip Book Effect yesterday. Your product is very nice!"

"A couple of months ago I bought the CREATION FILM EFFECTS, which has basically changed my life :) I use it now for everything, to further achieve a unique video look. I also use the GLITCH EFFECTS quite a lot, which is absolutely brilliant."

"expect a purchase or 2 off me at some point in the near future!"

"love the effects here. genius stuff."

"Keep doing what you are doing! Template is amazing and I hope business is good."

"I just discovered your website browsing youtube, I'm so glad. That was the highlight of my day ;-))Awesome templates! so well organised & great tuto as well."