× DANIEL H. PINK
“I’ve worked with Lindsey on four book promotions and on each one, I’ve been amazed. What she delivered was always better than I’d even imagined was possible.”

-- Daniel H. Pink, author of A WHOLE NEW MIND and DRIVE

× THE USER'S GUIDE TO ENERGY
I recently made several videos for The Atlantic Monthly on how energy really works in America. Check it out! This six part series of animated explainers was written by Alexis Madrigal and produced by Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg.

× NEW MEDIA PLAY
“One of the best examples of video-branding for authors.”

× GARRET KRAMER
“I can honestly say that working with Lindsey was the easiest part of the entire book process. She is one of the most talented, pleasant, and imaginative individuals whom I have ever met. If you want to create a trailer to promote your book, or get readers to consider a unique slant on its message, I suggest that you allow Lindsey to work her magic. You won’t be disappointed.”

-- Garret Kramer, founder of Inner Sports and author of STILLPOWER

× CHANNEL FREDERATOR
“Saving the world, one author at a time.”

× UX MAGAZINE
“A business book definitely raises its cool factor when it has its own movie style trailer. Check out this smart intro to The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. The new book from A Whole New Mind author Daniel Pink.”

× MOBY AWARDS ‘11 WINNER
The trailer for Sloane Crosley's "How Did You Get This Number," won a Moby for "Book Trailer As Stand Alone Art Object."

× APOLLO IDEAS BLOG
“It’s a fantastic example of how a video presentation can tell a short, powerful story to sell an idea. Production credit goes to the very talented Lindsey Testolin.”

× MEDIABISTRO // GALLEYCAT
“Animator Lindsey Testolin goes to town on Rob Ten Pas’s manga-style artwork [...]”

× GONINTENDO
“How do you get kids to pick up a book? You put together a promo trailer that talks about video games!”

× TELLY AWARDS ‘09 WINNER
Director Lindsey J. Testolin took home two Tellys for Daniel H. Pink’s book trailer “The Adventures of Johnny Bunko”. Penguin Group (USA). Online Commercial Category & Internet Promotions.

× KANSASCITY.COM
“The Adventures of Johnny Bunko [is] billed as the first American business book done entirely in manga. As if that weren’t genre-twisting enough, Dan’s ordered up a video trailer for his book ... and it kicks ass. Watch it for yourself and see if you don’t agree.”

× MOTIONOGRAPHER.COM
“A lot of TLC went into this frenetic Dada fever dream created by Lindsey Testolin for Twin Cities band Love in October. It has the anxious energy of Virgil Widrich’s Fast Film and bits of it remind me of Jonas Odell’s stuff, but "An Average Idea" is a little more DIY, a little more off-the-cuff.”

× MINNEWOOD.COM
Tom Schroeder mentions my work on his Sundance-featured film:

“[...] I also wanted to try combining my drawn character style with Lindsey Testolin’s collage cut-out style (she did all the background environments in the film).”

× K.TV SWITZERLAND
I'll be screening work May 8th, 2010 in Switzerland during the Fumetto International Comix-Fest.

× VIENNA FILM FESTIVAL
Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival
I’ll be screening work May 17th, 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

× THEHAPPYEMPLOYEE.COM
“[...] Cracks me up every time I watch it.”

× ANTVILLE.ORG
“One of the best music videos of 2007.”

× MNARTISTS.ORG
“A jangly, percussive dance of cut-out photographs”

× OH! VIDEO MAGAZIN
“[Presenting a] beautiful video from Lindsey Testolin. With crazy collages and so on.”

× PERFECT PORRIDGE.COM
“Essentially two minutes of Monty Python cut-outs on acid, the video was directed by Minneapolis local Lindsey Testolin [...]. We recommend viewing [Testolin’s work] at full screen after two tabs.”

× DVICE
“We love the anything-goes DIY quality to it.”

× BOTROPOLIS.COM
“So silly and bizarre that my brain has no idea how to process it.”

× TOPLESSROBOT.COM
“[...] My definition of insanity has changed drastically.”

× MELBOURNE INTL ANIMATION
“A consciously overwhelming onslaught of popular media, religion and political iconography.”

× Screenings & Features

NYTimes.com, video in article "How Companies Learn Your Secrets", 2012
Sundance Film Festival, Utah, collage animation in "Bike Race", 2011
K.TV Fumetto Special, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2010
Sundance Film Festival, Utah, animation for "The Yellow Bird", 2009
Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival, Vienna Austria, 2009
The Olympia Experimental Music Festival, Olympia, Washington, 2009
Museek Festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2008
Tabor Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008
UX magazine, trailer showcase, April 2008
Epic Fu, “What is FUnetics?” 100th episode, March 2008
OH! Video magazin, online musikvideo showcase, 2008
Cut Up or Shut Up, 516 Arts Gallery, New Mexico, 2008
Experiments in Cinema, UNM, New Mexico, 2008
Guild Cinema Filmmaker’s Showcase, New Mexico, 2008
Cordoba International Animation Festival, Argentina, 2007
Personal Outer Space, Gallery 148 film and performance, Minneapolis, 2007
IFP Minnesota production and access grant, 2007
Motionographer.com, film review by Justin Cone, November 2007
METRO Magazine, “Head of the Class” interview, May 2007
Melbourne International Animation Festival, 2006
New Zealand Film Festival, 2006
Chambers Hotel installation, in association with Walker Art Center, 2006
Minnesota Museum of American Art, 2005 and 2006
Square Lake Solstice Festival Juror’s Award, 2005 and 2006
Greenman Festival, 2005 and 2006
Minneapolis MOSAIC, 2005 and 2006
SIGGRAPH MN Electronic Theater “Best Student Film” award, 2005
Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2005
Offbeat Film Festival, 2005

My work has also been featured on Boing Boing, i09, MAKE, and more.