I do broadcast motion graphics and visual effects by day, and at night I bust out my Arduinos and build camera cranes, time-lapse dollys and other geeky projects. I've also been known to put aquarium pumps inside home-built computers, and building my own Macs out of components.
It started with a 2.4K modem and a Mac SE with 20 MB of harddrive. From there I've been in tech publishing and DTP, and then migrated to PCs and web project management. After escaping that I co-founded a few consulting companies and think I've finally found my call as a broadcast designer doing 2D and 3D graphics for Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. I work mainly in:
Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D and mocha Pro, and have been known to be able to identify 25 out of 25 typefaces when woken up at midnight.
I've also worked with the talented collegues that develop the free and open source broadcast graphics play-out server http://CasparCG.com/
Lately I've also designed a bunch of UI's for iPad apps and demos, such as the Cinefex iPad app.