A wonderful bit of spare time in-between jobs has resulted in a lot of photos being shot– this set was taken during a rainy walk from the Marcy Ave JMZ stop across the bridge into the Lower East Side. Mad respect to all of the bikers trekking across the bridge through the inclement weather, and everyone else who chose to walk the bridge over a subway ride.
No description necessary? Or at least no description available. Rendered at 6.66fps.
They're probably not too far off in the future, right? Ever since Rob Banks over at East River Tattoo stamped a New England lighthouse scene onto my forearm last May, I've been itching to bring it alive in After Effects. This is probably the most time or detail I've put into an illustration/animation before (Illustrator feels like a far distant beast from my college studio days)... I started out in November but promptly forgot about it for a bit while making this site. Many little bits and pieces to this one scattering the post. Oh, and apologies for the for-sure-stuttering that this page probably has for those of you with slower internet connections...working on improvements!
This project is very still in-progress, but I've officially hopped aboard the "let's animate our favorite albums" train. It's always been something on my list of things to eventually make, but hearing Odesza speak at Moogfest this past Spring about their creative process is what finally inspired me to actually start (and is also why Odesza's "In Return" is the first that I animated). More covers to come! These are obviously more of an exercise in animation than design, but I'd like to use them to push character-related After Effects skill-sets.
Welcome to my new site. This is my first post. Edit it or delete it, then start blogging! There was a little of bit of internal struggling making this (I deleted the project folder at least a few times) and, around the holidays, I switched away from the more traditional curated portfolio that this was before and into a bloggier format (so 2014). The posts on here are going to stay fairly casual, showing design scraps, loops, photos, and...stuff. So far it's been backfilled through senior year of college (also 2014), go ahead and take a scroll. 👋
Huge Mixtape is a chatroom that I'm a part of at Huge where a small group of music-enthusiasts share tunes all day everyday. A few days before the end of the year, José Gasparian (@zefelipe) and I had the idea to create a site that wraps up our favorite releases of the year. Fast forward a few days and we had created (José mostly leading the design, myself handling most of the code) a site that expanded to collect album choices from Huge employees around the world in an office-wide poll. The site immediately took off, accumulating upwards of 35,000 page views and making its way to both the #1 & #2 spots of Muzli. Check out the site at mixtape.hugeinc.com.
Wiggle wiggle with it. I'm all about procrastinating (in this particular case, the procrastination was from building this site) and getting side-tracked/creative boosts out of simple geometric looping animations. The process for these quick ones usually lives entirely within After Effects, created without any original aim in mind.
At the very end of September 2014, the lads at Bainbridge took in two extremely tiny (like 3-weeks-old-tiny) kittens that were found as part of a litter of four in a coworkers back yard. As a cat-curious person confronted with the two cutest things ever, not taking the two of them in was out of the question and I quickly turned into an overly-obsessive cat dad (or roommate, depending on how you look at it) to Meagan and Ashe. After a rough start of malnourishment, worms, and fleas, the two ladies healed right up and became the center of my life-happiness.
This post is going to be a continuously expanding scroll through my cats' lives, so uh, be sure to check back every once in a while as they grow up.
Does this count as an homage? Disclaimers out to Anti Social Social Club, ofc. Huge Ping Pong wanted to be hip too, so I made these knock-offs following our end of the year tourney at Fat Cat. A large-sized thanks goes out to Huge for being really cool and throwing us money for valuable business-uses like this! Photos of the squad taken by Erica.