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 CreationEffects.com 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 To see samples of my art, music, and other works, please visit my very old and outdated online portfolio.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!