Mara Smalley updates

Designer Mara Smalley updates her portfolio with a stunning collection of work.

About the author

Justin Cone

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.



impressive styleframes, looking better than the animated movie

David Pocull

Congrats Mara, you are getting better and better, eye popping work. Big hug!

Ron Kline

So when she said there was no 3D help, was there photohelp? Like was she cutting up little bits of images and including? or was is all hand wrought? How in the hell did she find the time to do so on standard motion deadlines? 

It’s sick!!

mara smalley

 Hey Ron,

To answer your question, I use tons of bits from photo references; so yes “cutting up little bits of images.” I also draw and smudge by hand like a crazy person :)

There’s never enough time on motion deadlines, but lots of practice and a few late nights gets the job done.

Thanks very much for the compliments! 


Ron Kline

Thanks for your reply, I enjoyed your site! You have a rare and wonderful aesthetic sense! One of my favorites!

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