Freelance animator and screencaster who specializes in Adobe products.


I live off of creativity and critical thinking. It's why I love to animate and screencast.

 An amazing picture of an amazing man

An amazing picture of an amazing man


Chad Troftgruben

When someone asks what I do for a living, I tell them I pretend to know what I'm doing. I talk to a computer screen and somehow magic happens. Oh, and I work in my underwear.

On a more serious note, I have spent several years learning different kinds of software in an attempt to create an animated series or film. While I have yet to achieve my ultimate goal, I found along the way I have collected a bunch of useful knowledge that can be translated into engaging video tutorials. So while I continue to chase my dream, I want to share with you what I have learned. 

I have worked for several companies over the years creating eLearning content.  Some of these companies include: Smith Micro, Virtual Training Company, Packt Publishing, Train Simple and (currently) Pluralsight. 

My animation is freelance based and isn't as well known as my eLearning content. But I'm fine with that, as it gives me something to shoot for. Bennick, my current animation project is now two years into development.  I still have a ways to go with it but I have high hopes it'll be the best animation-based work I have produced. My plan is to release it once it's all complete. Until then, I will post updates here in case you're interested.

I am always open to new opportunities, whether you're looking for a screencaster or animator. Click the button below to reach out to me if you'd like to discuss a job or collaboration!




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