About Motionographer

Motionographer (pronounced like “oceanographer”) seeks to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers by sharing:

  • outstanding work from studios, freelancers and students
  • feature stories that give readers a deep understanding of the work we like and the industry we love
  • commentary that sparks discussion or introspection
  • miscellaneous items that Motionographer contributors find interesting

Motionographer isn’t just about motion design. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and the Motionographer contributors hope to provide you with interesting material regardless of the medium in which it was created.

For the love of the work

Motionographer is an all-volunteer organization run by professional artists, designers and directors in our spare time. We’re not getting rich from the site. We do it because we love it.

The founders

Justin Cone

Justin Cone is the creator and editor-in-chief of Motionographer.com, launched during this MFA studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. Justin also created Motionographer’s predecessor, Tween, which he maintains was launched before the word “tween” came to indicate pre-teen children.

In the early days of Motionographer, Carlos El Asmar reached out to Justin and they formed a fruitful partnership that has been the foundation of Motionographer ever since. Together, they created the F5 festival and continue to plan new ventures.

Justin is also the Director of Special Operations at Psyop, a commercial production company.

Connect with Justin on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Carlos El Asmar

Carlos El Asmar is the co-owner of Motionographer. From the moment he introduced himself to Justin in 2007, he has mentored him and nurtured the site’s growth. Drawing on his years of experience as both a creative director and an executive, Carlos has steered Motionographer while brainstorming related projects with Justin.

Carlos is also the Executive Creative Director of NBCUniversal ArtWorks, the largest on-air creative services department in the world, and the mastermind of the F5 festival, a cutting-edge symposium of designers, artists and thinkers from around the world.

Drop us a line

If you have ideas/comments/suggestions/rants/raves/etc that’d you’d like to share with Motionographer, drop us a line via the Contact page.

Submitting work

Please read our Process page to understand how things work at Motionographer.