I’m a motion graphics designer.
Often when I tell people this, I find that I usually need to explain myself further . Sometimes I prefer to say that I’m an animator (which is what most of the projects I work on tend to require). But even then, I often have to go back and explain that the animation I do is less cartooning and more moving elements. But by the time you’ve said all of this, the position sounds more boring than interesting, and the person I’m talking to is more confused than enlightened.
The honest truth is that motion design is a very broad field, where graphic design, video/film production, crafts and animation intersect. And though I tend to do more animation than anything, I very much welcome the times where I get to indulge in some of the other disciplines this field envelopes.
And so I’m excited that the latest production we’re working on at work, is less digital animation and more handmade miniatures.
I can’t say too many details yet, but as we’re getting more pre-production together, it feels really good to work with my hands and make things with co-workers. Here’s a sneak peek.
It’s like your dad’s basement hideout… in a box.