The Motion Battery name is a combination of the design term “motion graphics" with the popular baseball phrase “the battery" referring to the Pitcher-Catcher relationship. Much like the spark of ‘the battery' is a baseball team's most important key to success, TMB believes the spark for consistently creating quality content is found in the health of its professional relationships - that the truest form of success, is that which is shared. Shared success produces lasting energy, energy that's sure to electrify your fans both in the crowd and at home-plate. So contact The Motion Battery and let's get charged up!
Rob Rossi
Creative Director / Motion Designer
After earning his BA from North Central College in '07, Rob moved from Chicago to LA and started his career as a freelance Motion Designer. He was able to land work on films and national spots for companies like Roadside Attractions and Method Studios. By 2009 he joined Base Productions where he won two sports graphic design Emmy's (2010 & 2011) as a member of the "ESPN Sport Science" team. After marrying in spring of '11, he and his wife moved back to the Chicago suburbs. and Rob continued freelancing with Base remotely. He had opportunities to create in-game, broadcast, and web content for several pro sports teams during this time and began taking on onsite gigs for several studios/agencies throughout the greater Chicago area. In January '14, Rob took a full-time position in the city where he extensively created content for projection-mapped surfaces and oversized displays for large corporate conferences. Traveling around the country, Rob gained invaluable onsite experience in live multi-display production and execution, as well as insight into the live queueing process. He returned to freelance in the summer of '15 and by end of year, launched The Motion Battery LLC to hone his passion for creating in-game sports graphics. In December of '16 he took a another full-time position in the city with a small interactive agency, where he was introduced to the world of AR/VR and extensively created content for digital experiences set in physical space. In August of '17, Rob returned to full-time freelance via the Motion Battery, eager to bring his new knowledge and experience into the world of sports.