Moth Collective: HIAS
Moth Collective continues to amaze with their new film for HIAS. With excellent illustration and sound design, this film creates a poignant narrative which brings… Read more
Euro Dance Party Mashup: MEGALIZER II
An explosion of cel-animated characters shake their stuff in this collaborative music video. Slightly NSFW. Animated by: Vic CHHUN – [00’05”] William LABORIE –… Read more
Jimmy Simpson: Modern Love
This month’s installment of The New York Times’ Modern Love column was done by none other than the amazingly talented Jimmy Simpson, who was recently featured… Read more
Artist Profile: Graham Elliott
Everyone finds their own way into the ever-expanding house of motion design. Side doors, back doors, parachuting onto the roof — it seems any entrance… Read more
From cubicles to choppers in McBess & Simon’s “Ray-Ban Round”
The power duo of McBess & Simon are back, this time for Ray-Ban in “Round.” The spot, produced by Passion Paris, is a condensed narrative of… Read more
Brooklyn-based freelance illustrator and animator Jay Quercia updates with a slick new site and a boatload of new projects. I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Jay, and time and… Read more
Simon Leclerc: Boy
Lovely linework and textures combined with novel framing make this sad, short tale by Simon Leclerc, a quiet beauty.
David Chun Updates
Freelance art director, designer and illustrator, David Chun refreshes his site with a host of new projects and boards.
Kim Dulaney on going freelance and mastering her craft
If you’ve worked in the New York motion scene at all, you’ve probably heard of Kim Dulaney. Revered for her naturalistic yet meticulous approach to everything… Read more
Planet Under Pressure
The award-winning trio that is Moth Collective does it again with their new film, Planet Under Pressure. With the core message: No Water, No Energy, No… Read more
Brian Michael Gossett updates for 2015
Designer, illustrator and director Brian Michael Gossett tops off his portfolio for 2015. Definitely worth a spin.
Yukai Du: Way Out
Yukai Du’s MA graduation film, “Way Out,” is a surreal cautionary tale that hits close to home. Her “nouveau 1990s” stylistic voice is refreshing: especially her use… Read more
Stephen Kelleher updates
The flood of 2015 portfolio updates continues with Stephen Kelleher. Bursting with color and playful mixed media approaches, Stephen’s work is instantly recognizable and easy… Read more
Carboni Studio: “All Over”
Chris Carboni and a small team gracefully stitched together this cinematic survey of a music video. We asked Chris about the making-of logistics: “This video… Read more
Not to Scale’s Man vs Magnet (Matt Smithson) is back for The Girl Effect, this time with a more illustrative approach in “Girl Hub.” The… Read more
Psyop updates with three 2D spots for the holiday season. Airbnb “Walls and Chains” Target + Toms “One for One for All” Tiffany & Co.… Read more
Yuki Yamada‘s recently updated design and illustration portfolio overflows with effervescent work from his time at Buck and Superfad.
Ilya V. Abulkhanov
Former Prologue director Ilya V. Abulkhanov has launched his personal site, and it’s brimming with all sorts of jewels. The film work we all know… Read more
Lilian Darmono updates
Beautiful new works from Lilian Darmono.
Tom Rainford’s warm, approachable illustration style takes center stage in this promo for Uloba, a Norwegian charity offering personal assistance to the disabled. Credits Agency:… Read more
Draco: Bringing Life to Illustrations with Kinetic Textures
Autodesk Research introduces Draco: Draco is a prototype sketch-based interface from that allows artists and casual users alike to add a rich set of animation… Read more
Colin Hesterly: Lovaganza 2015
Director Colin Hesterly (recently added to The Academy’s roster) blends geometric illustrations with vintage textures to promote the interesting Lovaganza 2015 event coming this September.… Read more
Gergely Wootsch: Penny Dreadful Portraits “Dracula”
To promote Showtime’s moody new drama/horror series, Penny Dreadful, Gergely Wootsch directed this evocative visual essay about the cultural significance of Bram Stoker’s Dracula as… Read more
Commercial work with boundaries: the commissioned work model
Maintaining creative control and keeping clients happy can feel impossible. Here's an approach that can ease the tension.