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Lead Motion Designer
I’ve been working as a Lead Motion Designer CW in the marketing department at Snap on and off for about a year and a half.  Here are a few samples of the work we’ve done together.

3D SNAPS  In 2019, Snapchat rolled out a new feature that allowed users to take photos with a 3D effect almost like a hologram.  The effect is so striking on a phone, but at first glance, the effect didn’t translate as well to a 2D commercial. 

To address this issue, I designed a simple animation trick that telegraphed the 3D depth in the context of the spot.  I think the marriage of the 3D Snap technology and the motion design trick created a really unique effect that effectively communicated “3D” within a 2D medium.  

Lollapalooza
Above is some raw animation that was displayed on the giant stage screens at Lollapalooza 2019.  People seemed to like the animatronic/wooden puppet vibe of the animation I did.



Lens Fest 2
For Snap’s 2nd annual Lens creator conference/happening, we wanted to create unique branding that honored the diverse group of creators using the actual lenses they’ve created.  

A really talented designer I worked with came up with the stipe idea, and I figured out how some ways to make it move. The moving effect was really cool and became a kind of riff repeated in other design elements in the Festival. 
How to Use Snap Camera
This is a fairly simple, hyper quick tutorial explaining how to use one of Snap’s products incorporating animation from C4D and AE.

 

GRAPHIC
ANIMATION


The Magazine Cutout Look
I’ve done a lot of cutout animation to the point where now people ask me to do it.  Often times it may look like a magazine cutout, but really I had to photograph the elements and make them look like magazine.  Such is the case with the nudes I shot in the first clip below (NSFW).
 
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
This took a lot longer to make than you’d think it would.  ;)
This one is just a simple cutout animation invitation for the same movie but features more nudes I shot.

Chanel

This is the same Chanel spot I’ve included elsewhere, but I’m including here in the context of graphic animation.

ANALOG
& DIGITAL  


A Real World, Handmade Look I love working in digital but a lot of times, I don’t want it to look like I did it that way.  I’ve developed really good observational skills over the years, and because of that, I can pretty much reproduce any look.  

Mikky EkkoThese are a couple of visualizers I made for Mikky based on an old MTV logo bumper he sent me. 



As Yet Unreleased Political Doc
Here are some samples of raw animation I made for a political doc, incorporating a sort of pen & watercolor look and made with a combination of AE and C4D.

Disney Interactive I spent over a year on permalance at Disney Interactive.  We worked on so many different projects.  This is one part of a series of educational animations designed to look like animated in flight pamphlets.